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The Simple Plate: Baking Cupcakes with Wild Rice and Maple Syrup

Baby Cakes Wild Rice Bakery/Savage Girls Salads

There are countless ways people have learned to cook with wild rice - in soups, salads, hotdishes, and so on. Other than using it as added ingredient in breads, however, not as many have tried baking with wild rice. KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with mother and daughter Leah and Delilah Savage, co-owners of Baby Cakes Wild Rice Bakery and Savage Girls Salads. Having spent years celebrating making food with their family, they have found ways to bake with wild rice flour (that they mill themselves) and have used it in a broad variety of cupcakes, from the more traditional sweet berry cupcakes to a savory and spicy bacon and Jalapeño cupcake. They also have crafted their own maple syrup frosting!

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.
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