I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about what kind of bakery I would open if I ever won the Powerballs and I could just open a bakery that was only open whenever I felt like it. Actual bakeries are hard work, but a bakery funded by my $1B Powerballs winnings would just be for fun. And, I would serve ridiculous cookies like Lemon Poppyseed Octopuses. I have a feeling that people would be really into these because 1 – they’re super cute and 2 – lemon poppyseed is always a winner.
I had this idea last year called Blenders & Suspenders. It’s a juice and smoothie bar and all of the employees are cute bearded dudes who are shirtless but are all wearing suspenders. So – the shirtless men are also going to be part of the bakery.
And, the music would all be 90’s rap and R&B. On my way home from Cleveland tonight, I was listening to Notorious B.I.G. “Hypnotize”. I think I might require all of my shirtless guys to sing that song at 3:00 every day because it’s such a good song! Anyway – those are the thoughts I’ve had thus far about the bakery! Here’s the recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Octopuses:
1 stick of room temp butter
1-1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1-1/2 cup flour
1/8 cup corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 heaping tsp poppyseeds
some back food coloring for the eyes and mouths
Mix everything together except for the poppyseeds and lemon jazz. Take a small spoonful of the dough out and mix it with the black food coloring. Add the poppyseeds and lemon jazz to the remaining dough. Chill all the dough for a half hour. Use your octopus cookie cutter to make the octopus shapes. Make the faces and cook these guys at 350 for 10 minutes.
NOTE – I just Googled beard + shirtless + suspenders. Good stuff there….