Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flour Bakery

All the goodies that greet you in the morning. It always smells so wonderful!
I want to talk to you about Flour Bakery today. I crossed path with Flour a few years ago after I left my full-time job to pursue something more creative and fulfilling. I've always wanted to open my own bakery but had never worked in one before. I figured it would be a good learning experience and it was.

Joanne's famous sticky buns! They beat out Bobby Flay's in the Sticky Bun Throwdown and yes, they are incredible :)

Left: The bakery is just so comforting and inviting; Right: Special Valentine's Day decadent!

I loved working at Flour. The staff was so wonderful. Working there, I had a greater appreciation for all of the baked goods and food that Flour offers. There is so much love that goes into making every single item!

Dreamy fresh fruit tart. The fruits always change depending on what's fresh and in season. I can never go back to eating glazed fruit tarts after working at Flour. It really takes the freshness away.

Another beautiful fruit tart
Mini tartlettes are perfect when you just want a little treat. They're about the size of a half-dollar coin and are oh so cute! From left to right: caramel nut, chocolate ganache, fresh fruit, milky way
To me, it's the perfect bakery. There's really something for everyone. It was always hard for me to recommend my favorites because there were so many! There is also a delicious lunch menu in addition to all of these amazing sweets.

Left: Coconut Macaroons; Right: Chocolate Cupcakes

I learned so much by working there. It was one of the best working experiences I've ever had. It was rewarding to be a part of such a great place where you truly believe in what you are offering to your customers. I loved Flour before I worked there and I love it even more after I've worked there. That's not something that can be said often.

Flour has such a nice comfortable vibe to it. Don't forget to eat lunch there. The food is delicious.
Me and Joanne at Flour's holiday party. I admire her so much. She's so inspirational with her love and vision for Flour. Plus, she's a great boss :)
So, you must go to Flour if you are ever in Boston (here is little sweet guide that I wrote for Cakespy if you do visit). If you don't ever intend to visit (which would make me sad), you're still in luck. Joanne's cookbook came out last year and there's a recipe for everything that you see here and much more! I love the book so much and have tried many recipes from it. Come back tomorrow where I'll share the recipe for Cornmeal Lime cookies (one of my favorite at Flour)!

P.S. Sorry if I made your sweet tooth act up after seeing all of these goodies (I know mine is!).


  1. Wow it's incredible! That's why I love Boston :) I'm gonna visit one in Central sq! Do you still work there?

  2. I used to work at the one in Fort Point but that was a couple of years ago. I miss it though...such a great place. Enjoy your visit (and try not to come at peak lunch hour)! :)

  3. I also have a dream of opening a bakery, but haven't ever worked in one. What did you do for them there?

    1. Hi Emma! I worked as a counter staff...replenishing the bakery counters, making sandwiches, making drinks, etc. I didn't do any actual baking but just working there and being able to observe and learn how a bakery actually runs is invaluable :)