Posted by Dave Bull at 12:48 AM, April 26, 2014 [Permalink]
A couple of years ago, I posted a long piece on this blog entitled Mokuhankan in the year 201x, setting forth some of my vision for this business in the coming years.
I talked about the shop we will have, the 'open studio' workroom, and other parts of the organization, including a small museum/gallery space, and a Library, where people could view prints from our collection. But I couldn't resist proposing another section - a pleasant café where our patrons could relax and enjoy light meals. As part of my description of that (still totally imaginary) place, I included mention of a special confection that we had on the menu - a type of cookie shaped like our baren printing tool.
Now although we have no café up and running just yet, we think it's time we began some of the preparation, so we want to get started on the (possibly very long) process of creating that confection, and we need your help.
Please visit the Baren Recipe Contest page to learn how you can get involved, then please return here and let me hear your comments on this (nutcase?) idea!
Good enough to eat?
Added by: Sharri on April 28, 2014 1:10 AM
How about a plain sugar cookie with a chocolate swirl on top, somewhat representative of the inner coil of the baren. And, a hand printed wrapper that looks like a Baren?
Added by: Jakub Makalowski on September 16, 2014 3:55 PM
Fun idea David. Since I'm planning to finally buy a small oven soon I'll have to start thinking up recipes. So far I have two ideas of a soba/sugar cookie with chocolate icing and a second layer of icing to imitate the handle. The other would be more like your mentioned idea of a coiled chocolate dough cookie with fondant covering. Hopefully I can get some made and bring them around when the shop opens.
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