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Recipe-swapping moms open a West Roxbury bakery

Apple-blueberry mini pies (above) and a mushroom and spinach egg cup at BakerBaker in West Roxbury, owned by Beth McNichols and Frances Kolenik (right).

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Apple-blueberry mini pies at BakerBaker in West Roxbury.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Owners Beth McNichols and Frances Kolenik (right).


Beth McNichols and Frances Kolenik, co-owners and bakers at BakerBaker in West Roxbury, have been recipe-swapping friends and moms for 20 years. The exchange of family classics ultimately led to a neighborhood bakery, which opened in December 2012. The old-fashioned storefront with its original tin ceiling sits on a stretch of West Roxbury where there are many women-owned businesses. At BakerBaker, a simple savory breakfast might be egg cups ($2.29), which are bread, egg, and milk mixed with turkey sausage and cheese, or another version with veggies and feta. For lunch, a club salad offers freshly baked turkey and crispy little bacon pieces tossed with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber in a buttermilk-chive dressing ($7.90). The duo are becoming known for their doughnut muffins, made with buttermilk, cinnamon, and sugar, and an apple-crisp muffin like apple pie in a muffin. Cupcakes ($2.90) come in classics, including red velvet. Squares of apricot and lemon or apple-blueberry pies come in itty-bitty and mini sizes ($2.29 to $4.49); rocket bars ($2.49) are made with whole-wheat flour, nuts, oatmeal, and raspberry preserves. They can’t stop baking. BakerBaker, 168 Spring St., West Roxbury, 617-325-BAKE (2253).


Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong phone number for BakerBaker. It is 617-325-BAKE (2253).

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