Our GF HomeCooking chief resident baker, Elaine, has been invited by Flour Bakery of Boston to share her talents for the children of Cradles to Crayons by providing 4 dozen cookies for their Christmas fund-raiser, and Elaine will be at their Cambridge, Mass. bakery December 18 for what promises to be a rewarding and fun time. Elaine will bake our Kriss Kringle cookies which are a favorite during the holidays or, in fact, great any time of the year.
Flour Bakery is owned by Joanne Chang who discovered, after graduating from Harvard with a degree in economics, that her true love was baking pastries and pursued that desire to open 3 extremely successful bakeries in the greater Boston area and during this time, authored several spectacular cookbooks. But one of her most satisfying challenges was her triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s Throwdown when they dueled over baking sticky buns. It’s wonderful that a business that serves over 1,500 Bostonians every day can become involved in the community of helping children at a very important time of year for them.
Cradles to Crayons is an organization that recognizes the need to help underprivileged children, and does something about it. Their vision, and we quote: “Our vision is that one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued. Through the Giving Factory we provide those essentials, as donated clothes, shoes, books, and school supplies to homeless and low-income children.”