What are you inspired by?
It’s so hard to pick just one! I’m inspired by seasons, trending ingredients, the Ritual team and different kinds of desserts.
Who in your industry do you admire, and why?
I have a crush on Ashley Jacot De Boinod, she owns Glory Hole Doughnuts in Toronto. Her doughnut business has been such an inspiration for building Ritual. But honestly any woman out here trying to run her own baking business I have HUGE admiration for!
What does community mean to you?
Community to me means the support from the people around you, building meaningful relationships with them and feeling a sense of belonging within that group of people.
What role does coffee play in your life?
Coffee plays a HUGE role in waking me up. Ritual shifts start insanely early and having coffee is what gets me and the Ritual team through the morning.
What is your coffee order?
Condensed oat milk latte!
What is your favourite meal, cuisine or snack?
I love snacks so much! I’m obsessed with candy and truffle popcorn (the black truffle salt from Silk Road will change your life).
What is your favourite ingredient to bake with?
BUTTER! I prefer salted butter. It’s the back bone of most baked goods. The smallest amount can change any baked good OR culinary dish for the better.
What is the inspiration behind this recipe?
This isn’t one of my recipes but instead one that’s near and dear to my heart. My grandma who ran her own catering business used to get me to help her make these cookies and when she passed my mom helped carry on the tradition. It’s still my family’s favourite cookie recipe to this day!
RECIPE // M&M Cookies
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
1 cup Butter
1 1/4 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Oats
1 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup M&M’s
1/2 cup Raisins (don’t skip this ingredient, raisin haters! It’s a must)
1. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla
2. Mix together oats, flour, salt, and baking soda
3. Gradually add to butter mixture
4. Stir in M&M’s and raisins 5. Drop spoonful's on cookie sheet
6. Bake @ 350* for 8-10 min
Ritual Doughnuts doesn't have a store front, however don't fret! If you'd like to buy doughnuts from Ashley, you can visit us at any of our Monongram locations, or visit her website to place an order!