Friday, May 2, 2014



In appreciation to my fans over the years, I am having a giveaway.  The winner will receive a pan of my Famous Sticky Buns, or a Starbuck's Gift Card!

Some of my Facebook fans have referred other fans to my page, follow my blog, and get updates on my blog.  To be fair, I am giving a point for each of those.  You can also earn those points by doing the same!

The fan will be chosen at random on next Friday, May 9, at noon. 

Good luck!!!

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Thank you for all your support.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Special!

Holiday Special
Holiday time is such a busy time, and I would like to help you out. 
The next 5 (five) people to order $20 or more of my baked goodies before the end of the year will get FREE delivery within 5 miles of Boones Creek Middle School!
Do you miss my popular Blue Ribbon winning Norwegian Sweet Bread, (with it's holiday flavors of anise, cardomom, Danish Almond icing and toasted almonds?).  These sold out every time!
Would love to have my sticky buns but wish I could deliver them to your work?  This promotion might be just for you.
Does your UPS person deliver a lot of packages for your business? This is a great opportunity to buy something special for them, or your postman, or your child's teacher...
I could even put my baker's hat on and deliver your "gift" to a special friend or relative.
Here's some more suggestions:


Judy's Famous Sticky Buns  -- dripping with butter, brown sugar,  and pecans.  I don't skimp!!

Imagine eating these Christmas morning!!! 
They freeze well, too!

THREE pan of 8 Sticky Buns each                    $22


Judy's Awesome Cinnamon Buns
I can pack the icing in a separate container, so you can freeze the individual rolls, heat them separately, and ice them after you heat them.  A great treat for yourself or the family Christmas morning!

16 buns and icing                                               $20


German Chocolate Brownies                               $22.50

These brownies are super!  The German Chocolate icing has evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, pecans, coconut, and pure vanilla extract.  All yummy ingredients!!!  YUM!!!

They are being sold by the Brew Plum in Downtown Johnson City, too!

You get a big 9" x 13" pan of these tasty treats, without the time consuming stirring of the frosting.  I can frost the brownies,.  I can also package the frosting separately in case you want to freeze some of the brownies and frost the rest later.  Great for a party, or the office.  You can even cut the big pan up into smaller portions, place them on platters and give those to gifts for the neighbors (I won't tell!).

Chocolate Chip Sweet Bread (Sweet icing is also added)
I can pack the icing in a separate container, so you can freeze the individual breads, heat them separately, and ice them after you heat them. A great treat for yourself or the family Christmas morning!

4 Chocolate Chip Sweet Bread and icing                 $21

Don't want 4 breads?  This is the same dough as my cinnamon buns, my Norwegian sweet bread (with almonds, $6.50 each), or egg bread ($4.50 each, great for fabulous French toast).  Delivery special works if the order is $20 plus.  I can do a split order, call me to work that out.

To order:

I've set up a Paypal account, so you can pay by credit card. If you want to order, send me an email at Tell me what you would like to buy, and give me your phone number and the address for delivery. I'll send you an invoice back to your email. When I get confirmation of payment of the invoice through Paypal, I will set up with you when I'll be baking for you (I like you to enjoy fresh baked goodies), and when I should deliver it.

Free delivery ends 12/31/2012. Prices subject to change after 12/31/2012.
Let me know if you have questions, I can help you put together an order. 
Call me at 423-292-2777 or

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Battle of the Batter" winner!!!

The American Cancer Society held a fundraiser called "Battle of the Batter" in Johnson City on August 29.  Cupcake bakers from the Tri Cities competed for the honor of the best cupcake.

I was invited to compete in the Professional Bakers category, against established cupcake shops.

I won!!!!

My "Pecan Cupcake with Rum Frosting" won as best "Alcohol Inspired Cupcake."

My husband and I, at our table

The winning cupcake!

My Yummy Vegan cupcakes with Raspberry

It was a lot of fun, but a lot of work.  I had to test many recipes.  I found sponsors for my $50 entry fee:

Juli Bliss Kinrich-- donation in memory of her mom, Edna R. Bliss, who taught her how to bake. 
**Lois Woods
**Marilyn Wolcott
**Joyce Butler
**Debbie Mullins

Ronnie Dunford* Hairstylist and Manager
Denise Dodge-- Hairstylist & Licensed Massage Therapist
Renovus Medical Spa-- Spas/Beauty/Personal Care
3980 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 376011 (423) 207-0154

Friday, May 18, 2012

Johnson City Farmers Market Menu, Summer of 2012

People have really been talking about my yummy baked goods! Thanks so much for all the happy comments!

Some of you have also asked for a menu of my current offerings.  Here's what I am baking for the Johnson City Farmer's Market.   I also bake by the "batch," several loaves at a time.  This is perfect for an office meeting, party, or a small business. 

I use unbleached flour in my yeast breads, for better flavor.

Here is a list of some of my items:

Contact me at for pricing and delivery:

Cinnamon Buns:
My cinnamon buns are made of a soft dough, with a cinnamon-sugar fillling. I don't skimp on the icing, either!
Cinnamon buns
Try one, and you will see why people have said, "Judy has great buns!" :)

KR said "If you offer to buy a friend a bun from Judy's Bakery of Johnson City and they say "no", buy it for them anyway. Otherwise, you will put yours on a plate, turn around to get a cup of coffee and when you turn back, 1/4 of your yummy goodness will be gone. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE! BUY MORE THAN 1 BUN!"

Minimum order of 16 buns

Egg Bread:
Soft Egg Bread
Egg bread is my wonderfully soft, sweet, eggy bread. It's made with unbleached flour and sweetened with a combination of honey and sugar.

Egg bread makes a wonderful sandwich--Monte Cristo, egg salad, grilled cheese... It's a sweeter, more special alternative to white bread. Want a special brunch item? Egg bread is fabulous for bread pudding or french toast.

I can make it as a braid, or in a loaf pan. Just let me know what you would like.

There's nothing else like it around--it's a favorite of my farmer's market customers!
Minimum order, 4 breads (2 breads, if order a minimum order of cinnamon rolls--they are the same, yummy dough!)
Norwegian Sweet Bread
I take that same sweet dough for the egg bread, and flavor it with anise, cardomom and plump raisins.  After baking, I add Danish almond icing and toasted nuts. 
This is an authentic Norwegian recipe, passed down by a Norwegian baker named Hans.  His granddaughter is a friend of mine.
This is truly a special treat!  Great with coffee, even makes a great gift!
I might enter this in the county fair, since people love it so much.

Roasted Red Pepper Bread

This bread is really a winner--literally!  It won $300 in a bakeoff for a baking buddy in Michigan.  I'm thinking of entering it in the County Fair here.
This bread is stuffed with roasted red peppers, Italian spices, and kosher salt.  If you heat it up in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, your kitchen will smell wonderful!  Just add some feta cheese to it, warm it up, add a salad, and you have dinner.  YUM!
Sourdough Loaf Bread
I keep a pretty active starter going, and it really gives my sourdough loaves a nice rise.  This loaf is vegan--just water, unbleached flour, kosher salt, and yeast.
I bake a large and a small bread (for smaller families and singles).
"Alex's Favorite Rye":
Alex's Favorite Rye

This bread was developed with the help of a customer. It's slightly sweet, and made with rye and unbleached flour. It doesn't seem to have the heavy taste usually associated with rye bread.

Minimum order, 3 rye breads

I can also make these breads:
light whole wheat
100% whole wheat with sunflower seeds 'n walnuts (YUM)
deli rye
and many others--let's get creative!

I'd be happy to bake for you! Please give me a few days notice.

You can pick them up at the Johnson City Farmers Market on Wednesdays, or I can deliver to Johnson City. A delivery charge applies.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Salt risen bread

Want salt risen bread?

A number of customers have asked me for this bread. I did try to make it, after a wonderful woman from Greeneville shared her grandmother's recipe from probably 1850.

It's very tricky to make, and very time/labor... consuming. The starter could fail at any point. I am guessing it's no longer made because people lost money making it for sale.

The biggest problem, though, is it made my kitchen stink for months after making it!!! It took forever to get the smell out of the curtains. I respect the women who made this for their families, but they probably had windows that were always open!

Here is Ms. Reaves' recipe, in case you would like to try it. Her sweet comments on the recipes are:

"Judy, I am 92 years old so I’m guessing that my grandmother had the recipe in 1850, it is probably older than that.
My concern in present day making is the addition of (present day) corn meal and sweet milk, and how both could change the starter. (you may have to go to milk and to buy a cow)."

I am posting the recipe she sent me. Penmanship like this is a lost art!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gluten Free Recipes

Gluten Free Recipes

A number of my customers have asked about gluten free baked goods.  I baked gluten free breads last season.  Unfortunately, I lost money doing it.  The issues were:
  • The customers weren't there when I had the gluten free breads, or there weren't enough customers to buy the whole batch. So, many times, I didn't sell enough breads to pay for making it.
  • A number of my unsold breads were donated to Second Harvest.  An unsold gluten free bread is quite a loss, due to the high cost of these ingredients.  A small bag of xanathan gum is $10, and is necessary as a gluten alternative.
  • Problems of cross-contamination.  Gluten free cookbooks say you should have a dedicated group of equipment for gluten free baking, to avoid potential problems.  As a small baker, I'm unable to do that. 

I use UNbleached flour in my yeast breads. 
Some people have found that they don't have the stomach upsets they had with breads containing bleached flour. Most breads are made with bleached flour, so maybe some people are actually sensitive to the bleach in the flour. Bleached flours are not allowed in Europe, but they are commonly used in the US. 

I use a healthier flour.  You may be able to tolerate baked goods with unbleached flour; check with your doctor.

Also, I've been sharing tips and recipes with my gluten free customers, to help you:

I love the chef from "Let's Dish"  on the Live Well Network.   He has some interesting recipes: 
Gluten-Free Mushroom Crepe Tortes
Gluten-Free Asian Noodle Salad with Sauteed Shrimp
Gluten-Free Chicken Tortilla Soup
Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

King Arthur Flour Products:
I highly recommend King Arthur Flour products.  Their gluten free products and recipes (on their website) have great reviews.  Check Earthfare or other natural foods markets; they may carry their gluten free flour and gluten free pizza crust mix:

Easy Pizza with Rice Crust

I made this pizza awhile back. We thought it was pretty good. A person in my hubby's office mentioned she must eat gluten free, and makes her own pizza crusts out of cooked rice. "Much more economical than all the fancy alternatives now," she said.

I happened to be looking through my recipes, and thought it might be helpful for people who eat gluten free, or have friends/family who eat gluten free.  We enjoyed this pizza.

Rice Crust Pizza:

3cups cooked rice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano

pizza toppings:
2-4 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
1/2 medium green bell pepper, sliced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
6 ounces+ mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray a 12" round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  1. In a large bowl, stir rice, Parmesan cheese and egg together until thoroughly combined.  Press rice mixture firmly into prepared pizza pan to form a "crust."  Bake 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet.  Add olive oil.  When olive oil is hot, add onion and pepper slices.  Stir frequently, until onions are tender--about 5 minutes.  Stir in sliced mushrooms and minced garlic and cook until mushrooms are browned, 5-8 minutes.
  3. Arrange vegetable mixture over baked rice "crust"; spoon on tomato sauce and spread out evenly to cover pie.  Sprinkle with oregano, fennel seeds and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and slightly browned.  Cut into 8 wedges.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Grape Cluster Bread

Are you going to have a wine and cheese party?  How about a bread in the shape of a grape cluster?

This is a new bread for me, and I'll be developing it more in the near future.  I can probably work with you to create something really special for your wine & cheese party, or any other event.

How about a cornucopia, or other shape?

Just let me know, I'd be happy to work with you.