Let’s start at the very beginning….

Hello hello, one and all!

Welcome to the blog of the Black Hat Bakery! Every Thursday, I expect to be throwing something new up on here for everyone to read and get excited over! Most of the time, it’ll likely involve baking or food. Sometimes it’ll be about projects and ideas currently in the works, and I might be asking for your input. Sometimes it may even just be random, curious ideas and thoughts I may come up with during downtime. Whatever it is, I hope you will all enjoy!

Perhaps the first entry of this blog should be a bit of an introduction-
My name is Matthew Strenger, and I am the Black Hat Baker. The bakery operates out of my home kitchen with everything from production to delivery, webmastering to advertising, done by one man- me.
I started this bakery for several reasons:

  1. I love food. I love baking in particular, and I love feeding people over all. 
  2. In May 2011, I was jobless. I knew I loved to bake, I knew I was good at baking, and I knew I needed a job. If you follow what I call “The MacGuyver Principle”- If you need something, don’t have it, and can’t find it, get started making it. So I made myself a job
  3. I love people. I like interacting with them, and I love making them simple and be happy. It is VERY hard to frown while eating a tasty cupcake.

As I type this, I’m experimenting with pretzel dough, and hoping to turn this particular batch into something special. I hardly like to spoil the surprise, but I’ll let you know just how successful it is, along with pictures in the photo album! Everybody loves pictures of tasty things, right? Right. So say we all!

That’s just about everything I can think of to say tonight- leave some suggestions or requests in the comments, and stay tuned for more mad science!