Tag: baking

Sourdough baking during coronavirus lockdown sparks bakery business in Jackson

JACKSON, MI — When much of the U.S. started staying at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and baking sourdough bread became the hobby of the hour, Aaron Cole was ahead of the curve — his culture was already going strong.

In fact, he’d baked enough for he and his wife to wonder if they should slow their carb intake. Not wanting his sourdough to go to waste, Cole asked on Facebook if anyone wanted the bread. Interest was garnered in minutes. People soon asked how he got his sourdough to be that good — they couldn’t even get their starting cultures right.

So DoughNation Bakery was born.

Six months later, a passion for baking and an entrepreneurial spirit brings Cole and his new bakery business to Fortress Coffee and Cafe in Jackson three days a week to sell whatever comes out of his garage-turned-bakery. Beyond sourdough,

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New business owner inspired by grandmother’s baking – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

HAVILAND — Lela’s Bakery & Coffeehouse, owned by Madi Schneider, opened for a special preview event Monday in Haviland.

The purpose of this event was to get people in the door to try some baked goods that will be for sale, get to know the new owner and see all of the renovations to the building.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect going into tonight, but I was hopeful that there would be a good turnout, and I was pleasantly surprised,” Schneider said. “It was so encouraging to see how excited people are about what’s going on at Lela’s.”

Schneider baked all day to make eight dozen cookies, 60 cinnamon rolls and two dozen miniature loaves of banana bread for guests at the event, and by 8 p.m., there were only a few cookies left. Some of the baked goods were vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free to ensure there was something

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