Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, Studious Baker is a company of culinary artisans that relies on common ingredients for inspiration to develop and create simple and complex, robust or subtle flavor dimensions, with just enough sweetness to bridge and uplift the ingredients to make our pastries healthy and satisfying. Ninety percent of our baking is gluten-free. Whole grain spelt and rye are our gluten grains of choice for the other pastries and breads and they are baked only of a given day when gluten-free is not baked, (there are exceptions, but not often). Special order wheat event (birthday) cakes of fine crumb are the exception to whole grain spelt and rye.
We specialize in gluten-free pastries (sweet and savory), desserts, bread, rolls, including birthday and special event cakes, made with organic and/or certified gluten-free whole grain flours and 7 different kinds of sugars. The choice of flours and sugar to use changes as we develop and create pastries as edible art and healthy sustenance. There is no one pastry better than another as every piece gets the same attention as the previous. Our pastries change weekly at the bakery, where gluten-free is not an option, it’s a standard.
VISIT THE BAKERY
123 North Street | Pittsfield, MA
Tuesday to Saturday
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gluten-free Breakfast served Friday & Saturday mornings until noon. (Wheat/Spelt, too!)
(Closed Sunday & Monday)
These are our winter hours until mid April, then our hours revert back to longer days.
Happy last week of March! Freshly baked for you...Savory Yellow Cornbread with a hint of Chipotle and Lemon, Irish Oat Cakes, Mixed Vegetables & Herbs Quiche, and (almost finished baking) Fresh Blueberry Bread Puddings. These are ALL gluten-free, too! We also have a delicious Organic Carrot and Ginger Puree soup available--we'll heat it up when you order so it's fresh for you. Or take some home for dinner tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday! Weekend's almost here. Start yours now by coming by the Baker for Breakfast. Available until noon today (and tomorrow)--Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs & toast, French toast, pancakes (with caramelized local apples), and oatmeal (with the fixin's). All available Gluten-free, too! More goodies for you today--(baking now) Fresh Lemon-Poppy Seed muffins (GF), GF cupcakes (chocolate with a variety of fillings and buttercreams), GF Oat Bread--loaves & rolls, and MORE. ... See MoreSee Less
Spring for cake! Especially if it's 2 layers of chocolate with vanilla mousseline buttercream (and it's gluten-free!). Come by tomorrow and take it home with you. We'll also have fresh baked Gluten-free Oat-Quinoa BREAD loaves ready & waiting for you. See you soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Spring, believe it or not! This cake should help ease the transition. This gluten-free chocolate layer cake with vanilla mousseline buttercream is ready and waiting for you to enjoy. More fresh baking ready for you--Local Butternut Squash-Zante Raisin tea bread, and Fresh Cranberry-Orange-Zante Raisin amaranth buttermilk scones. Come and see what else we're baking! ... See MoreSee Less
BREAKFAST! A little over an hour left to let us make you breakfast ('til noon). We have gluten-free available for our Belgian waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs & toast, and pancakes. (Wheat, too, you Fans of Gluten!) Fresh baked this morning: Savory Yellow Cornbread, Fresh Cranberry-Spice-Chocolate Chunk muffins. We're also featuring Irish Oat Cakes (celebrate St. Paddy's all weekend!), Lemon-Raspberry cupcakes, and Bread Pudding. All the aforementioned are Gluten-free. Come on by--before the snow clouds gather (with "little or no accumulation" they say). ... See MoreSee Less