CYCFM: Tell us a little about yourself - are you a Memphis native?
HOLLY: I'm a Memphis native. I graduated from CBU then attended the French Pastry School in Chicago and studied under world champion bakers.
CYCFM: Reason for getting into the artisan bread business:
HOLLY: I've always enjoyed baking which is why I went to pastry school.
CYCFM: How long have you been making breads?
HOLLY: I've been making breads for five years.
CYCFM: What types of breads/pastries do you usually have available at the market?
HOLLY: I usually bring our famous White Chocolate Bread, Croissants, Pain au Chocolate, Pain aux Raisin, Almond Croissants, Ham & Cheese Croissants, Baguettes, Sourdough, Ciabatta, German Rye, Spelt, and Shortbread.
CYCFM: What is your favorite bread to make?
HOLLY: My favorite items to make are the various croissants.
CYCFM: Tell us about your Christmas French Fruit Bread.
HOLLY: The French Fruit Bread is a traditional French Christmas treat. Used as an energy bar in the Tour de France. Made with Rum soaked Raisins, Dates, Figs, and Apricots. We season it with cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom and sweeten it with honey.
CYCFM: What other breads will be available for the holidays?
HOLLY: We also have Panettone & Chocolate Panettone for Christmas beginning this weekend. The Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas dessert. Made with Raisins, Candied Lemon Peel, & Candied Orange Peel. The Chocolate Panettone is a delicious take off the traditional one. It's a mixture of dark and milk chocolates and caramelized hazelnut flavors.
CYCFM: What made you choose the Cooper Young Market?
HOLLY: We chose the Cooper Young Market because it is such a lively and vibrant market no matter if it's 25 degrees outside or a beautiful warm spring day.
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