Trying to put some local flair in the St. John breakfast scene, Delrise Varlack is opening Made from Scratch Bakery at the old Ronnie’s Pizza location, next to Kilroy’s Laundry and Dry Cleaning in Estate Enighed.
With baked johnny cakes and pates on the menu, not to mention donughts and pastries, it seems Varlack’s new venture is sure to be a hit.
“We’re going to put a little local flavor to the usual line of bakery goods,” said Varlack. “We’ll have baked johnny cakes with cheese, hot soups for breakfast and lunch, and hot cereals. We’ll have bush teas to drink and a number of other beverages like coffees and espresso drinks.”
The bakery, slated to open before Thanksgiving, will also feature home-made breads, danishes, local fruit tarts and sandwiches on the menu.
Varlack is getting a bit of help from her sister in the kitchen as well.
“My sister Diane, the boat captain, bakes cakes too,” said Varlack. “She does specialty cakes for any event. We’ll also have the cakes where you put your picture on them with edible ink.”
Varlack has plans of breaking into the event planning world, she explained.
“We’ll do event planning for any kind of occassion — meetings, parties, weddings — any event that you want to put on,” Varlack said. “We’ll do the planning and contract outside service for the catering.”
While it seems Varlack has enough on her plate with helping to run her family’s businesses, she had a simple inspiration to open Made from Scratch — her sister.
“First of all, I’ve always been an eater,” said Varlack. “But when the opportunity came for us to have the space, I thought it would be a great way to help my sister Diane get started in her own bakery.”
With final details still being worked out, the bakery is scheduled to be open between 5:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., explained Varlack.
Residents should keep their ears open for more information, Varlack added.
“We’ll start getting the word out to everyone soon,” she said.