Raymond’s family business began in 1978, when his parents bought a small delicatessen in San Mateo, California. They named it Nick’s Deli. With the little experience his older brother Nick had from summer delicatessen jobs – and the love and respect their parents taught them; they learned to offer an excellent meal at a very fair price, and to treat their customers as part of our family.
Their family all worked hard to get the business off the ground. They went around to different bakeries and hotels, and learned what they could about breads, pastries, cookies and cakes, and then attempted to make it at their shop. After a lot of trial and error, and very long nights, they achieved a product they were proud of. They had the best sandwich in town, with excellent service. Their authentic San Francisco style sourdough bread is made with the finest ingredients, without preservatives. Soon after, Mollie Stone’s and other markets were requesting Raymond’s breads to be sold in their stores! Continue reading
It’s time to impress your beau or belle by baking them one of these delicious sweet treats:
1. Champagne & Raspberry Cupcakes
A bubbly concoction that your significant other will love! Who doesn’t love light and fluffy raspberry champagne buttercream frosting? See recipe here.
2. Persian Love Cake
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come on, it’s lovely weather. For a sleigh ride together with you. Gingerbread Men are our favorite cookies to make and decorate this season. We tested out this awesome vegan recipe by Post Punk Kitchen and loved it! We made a few little changes—the biggest one being swapping out the molasses for maple syrup, we did this simply because we figured more people have maple syrup on hand than molasses. If you’re a fan of the maple flavor in maple syrup, we really recommend it. If you prefer the dark, rich flavors of molasses in traditional Gingerbread Men, then stick to Post Punk Kitchen’s original recipe. Now turn on those Christmas carols, grab the rolling pin and lets start making Gingerbread Men!
Makes about 16 cookies
1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup plain almond milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar until well combined. Add maple syrup and almond milk.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until a stiff dough is formed. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or up to 3 days in advance.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Lightly flour a flat surface to roll your dough out. Roll the dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes of your cookies and use a spatula to place on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 2 mins before moving them to a cooling rack. Wait until they are completely cool before icing.
The ultimate graham cracker pie crust (that can be made vegan too)! Continue reading
How does one have a fully vegan yet traditional Thanksgiving? Easily! With some minor substitutions, you can make almost any traditional holiday dish vegan. Even if you’re not vegan, cooking vegan is a great way for home-cooks to challenge themselves to explore different ingredients. Here’s a round-up of our favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes along with some vegan cooking tips & tricks:
First thing’s first, what do you serve as a main instead of a turkey?
Orange-Glazed Tofurky Roast
We’re full advocates of #PumpkinEverything for Fall. Move over zucchini bread, it’s all about the pumpkin bread. This pumpkin bread is so moist, flavorful and delicious—your non-vegan friends won’t have a clue it’s vegan. Did we forget to mention it also has the perfect sugary crust? Yup. What are you waiting for? Crank up that oven! Continue reading
What’s more perfect on a hot summer day than lemonade? How about lemonade cupcakes? These vegan cupcakes are super moist and delicious, your friends won’t even know they’re vegan. They’re also made with simple ingredients that can be found in any pantry. Make these cupcakes for your next summer birthday party, poolside BBQ, bridal shower…or just because! Continue reading
- Founded: 1993
- Location: Richmond, CA
- Products: Cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts
Keep reading to learn how Rubicon Bakery transforms lives with their desserts.
Hatch Chiles can be added to just about any dish to add great taste with a subtle heat. One of our favorite ways to capture the flavor of Hatch Chiles is in this classic cornbread recipe.
Before embarking on any recipe, first read our how-to guide on roasting and prepping Hatch Chiles. Continue reading
Location: Alameda, CA
Products: Breads, pastries
Read the story behind these unbelievable baked goods: