The Passionate Baker

Boonsboro,  MD 
United States
  • Booth: 539

Butter, Flour, Sugar and Passion - Baking is an escape from the troubles of the outside world, an oasis where I can swim in the glow of my oven. Baking everything from scratch, using a combination of old-world recipes along with family recipes handed down through generations, I enjoy the challenge of creating only the finest European pastries and sharing a piece of my heart with all of you.


  • Bakewell Tarts
    A Bakewell tart is an English confection.......

  • A Bakewell tart is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell with a  layers of jam, and top with frangipane.  Baked off to a golden brown and topped is powder sugar.  It is a variant of the Bakewell pudding, closely associated with the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire.

    The tart can be made with a variety of jams or compotes.  I like the seedless black raspberry, but I also like to change it up with whatever fruit is in season.

  • Biscotti
    An Italian classic....

  • Biscotti are traditional Italian pastries. Classic biscotti cookies are dry and crisp, so they are ideal for dipping in hot coffee or tea. Sometimes biscotti are dipped in melted chocolate.

    Biscotti are baked twice, which gives them their dry, crunchy texture. The dough is first shaped into a log and baked. After the baked dough log cools, you slice it on the diagonal and bake the cookies a second time until they are crisp.

    Biscotti come in a variety of flavors I will have cranberry pistachio for the show.

  • Kougin Amann
    A French pastry......

  • Kougin-amann (pronounced [ˌkwiɲ aˈmãn]; pl. kouignoù-amann) is a Breton cake.  The name comes from the Breton language word for cake (kouign) and butter (amann). It is a round multi-layered cake, originally made with bread dough containing layers of butter and sugar folded in, similar in fashion to puff pastry albeit with fewer layers. The cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough (creating the layers) and the sugar becomes caramelized. The result is similar to a muffin-shaped, caramelized croissant.

    Kouign-amann is a specialty of the town of Douarnenez in FinistèreBrittany, where it originated around 1860.

  • Swedish Kringle
    A Scandinavian pastry.......

  • Swedish Kringle is a wonderful light almond pastry with a buttery, flaky crust, and is topped with a a light almond glaze and chopped almonds. This pastry is great any time of day.  In the morning with coffee or after dinner with a glass of milk.

    If you like almond..... you’ll love this.