Pink Box Baking Company
Aug23

Pink Box Baking Company

Bennett Valley just got a whole lot sweeter. Local Pastry Chef Stacy Willis is opening The Pink Box Baking Company in Bennett Valley. Slated for an early September opening, the bakery will feature a broad selection of pastries, cakes, cookies, brownies and bars along with morning coffee and espresso. Willis grew up in Sonoma County and was most recently pastry chef for The French Garden in Sebastopol. She is a graduate for the San...

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Goat’s Milk Panna Cotta w/ Fresh Cherries Recipe
Jun02

Goat’s Milk Panna Cotta w/ Fresh Cherries Recipe

I have this entirely unscientific and largely baseless hypothesis that people who make a habit of cooking savory tend to be ill-suited to producing sweets, and conversely. Pressed, I’d argue that my imagined Mason-Dixon line between pastry and the hotline has more to do with temperament than temperature, possibly, even, reducible to one’s relative proclivity or aversion to measuring spoons, candy thermometers, and whether...

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Best holiday cookies…ever

Last year I spent days making these shortbread cookies from the French Laundry. They are the absolute best shortbread I have ever had. In my life. I’ve adopted them as my holiday cookie of record. But they’re far from traditional for my family. This weekend four generations of our clan will come together to make cut-out cookies — a recipe handed down from my Austro-Hungarian great-grandmother (more on that next...

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