Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Cookies

I decided to do a holiday cookie and this is the result. I came across some nice handmade candy canes made from molasses. They didn't have a molasses flavor though and the red stripe is from red beet powder. A nice change from red #40 I thought. The dough is my basic chocolate cookie recipe with a bunch of ground candy cane mixed in. I think the candy cane goes well with the chocolate cookie. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peanut Butter Cups

I started messing around with some chocolates. The peanut butter filling in these is just a little too sweet. The next bunch should be perfect.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pumpkin Cakes

Pumpkin Cake covered with chocolate ganache with a swirl of cinnamon buttercream. Simple and good.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monster Pies

Wow, I think these turned out great. Cinnamon buttercream sandwiched between two layers of pumpkin spiced cookie--or is it cake? Well, neither so I call them monster pies. They are monster sized, taste really good and that's what matters.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Orders

Don't have time to bake around the holidays? The Venerable Bean can do it for you. Click the image to enlarge.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Carrot Cakes

Long long time and no post. Been busy with more things than I can list. I have been baking quite a bit. I love carrot cake. These are moist with a great mix of carrot and spice topped off with a cream cheese icing and a tiny bit of ground walnut.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sweet & Spicy Ginger Cookies

Autumn is here and these cookies are perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea. A tad crisp on the outside and perfectly chewy on the inside. A little sweet with a bit of ginger and spice...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Krispy Treats

These are an excellent treat. Just a bit gooey, crispy and they have nice peanut buttery sweetness.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Two is better than one

I can't help all of the posts about muffins. I love them. These are Mango with a bit of Macadamia nut. Mango might just be on the top of my favorite fruit list and macadamia nuts are pretty good themselves. So, as LemonCadet says "two is better than one".

Sunday, October 5, 2008


If you live in the Morgantown area you can stop by Bubble@Sikaku for some bubble tea and tasty Venereable Bean goods. They have been stocked up with an variety of cookies, granola bars and the vanilla cupcakes have even made an appearance. My favorite tea is hot ginger with soymilk! They are located at 3071A University Ave in Suncrest.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cherry Almond Scones

No post in a while but I've been baking a lot. It's been mostly cookies but I never seem to take photos of them. Today was Cranberry Almond Scones. I like the bits of tangy cranberry and the chunks of toasted almond. If you look in the background you can see a tray of Granola Bars cooling.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mini Cupcake

What do you do with an army of mini cupcakes? Eat them one delicious bite at a time. These were made for a recent art opening at Wild Zero Studios. They did not last long at all.

These delicious cupcake gems are baked with moist rich chocolate batter and topped with a light and fluffy buttercream swirled with dark chocolate drizzle.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

More Muffins!

Yes, it's another muffin photo. Do they all look the same? Not to me, I see the golden chunks of pineapple poking out in a few places. If you look closely you can even see the white flakes of unsweetened coconut in these.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ginger Peach....

It has been that time of year when peaches are as good as it will get. I decided to throw a bunch of ginger and some peach into these muffins. A lot of zing from the ginger and a bit of sweet from the peach.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Walnut Muffin

These Streusel topped Walnut Muffins turned out great. I have never been a big fan of walnuts but that seems to be changing. The flavor is subtle and it's pretty hard to go wrong with anything topped wth streusel.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Two layers of rich chocolate goodness. Buttercream... Yes!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Birdsong

You can't feed this stuff to a baby but it sure makes for a cute photo. It looks like mommy loves Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pineapple Coconut Muffins ... and is that a half-eaten Granola Bar? Thanks for sending in the photo testimonial.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday morning starter!

Chocolate Chip Orange Scones sound like a great way to start a Saturday morning to me. Doesn't work for you? How about a Cherry Walnut Muffin or a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie. Perhaps it's a Chocolate Cherry Chunk cookie that will do the trick. Hungry?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cupcakes and more!

Vanilla cupcakes will be making another appearance. They are moist and will not disappoint. There will also be Pineapple Coconut Muffins, Chewy Fruit & Nut Granola bars and Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies. I really love all of these but the cookies are soooo gooood.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


We can do special order cakes. This one is Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter icing.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Snickerdoodles are really good. So, as they have been a much requested cookie they will be available today. There will also be Cranberry Ginger Muffins and a Fruit & Nut Granola bar. If you are in the Morgantown area stop in Mountain Peoples Co-op and pick up some fresh goods.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Muffins and cookies

There will be fresh Blueberry Muffins at the coop today. These muffins are made with fresh local organic blueberries and have a bit of lemon zest to make them special. Also, the Peanut Butter cookies will be making another appearance. The last batch went really fast so get them while you can. The Cranberry Ginger muffin is pictured but they will be in again sometime soon. I will keep rotating the type of muffins made so nobody will get bored. Variety is good, right? Thanks to everyone for making the first week successful.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Have a sweet tooth?

These Peanut Butter cookies are your fix. You can buy them starting today at Mountain peoples co-op!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Apricot Almond Scones

I love the light sweetness of the apricots and the hint of almond in these.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Coming Soon!

The Venerable Bean is a new company in Morgantown, WV featuring delicious vegan baked goods. Find our treats at the Mountain People's Co-op starting July 31.