DaeDae's Bake Shop History

Baking has been in my family for generations. It started when my great grandfather, Papa, came to America from Sicily, Italy in the early 1900's with his five brothers. They all were bread bakers in Italy bringing their delicious traditions to America to pass down. They settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania where they began their very own bread baking business. Six o'clock every morning he would get in his horse and buggy and travel through the hills selling bread with his two nephews. Everyday Papa's nephews would sit in the back of the buggy eating the fresh bread with their bottle of olive oil and Papa would deliver his famous line, "Stop eating all the prophets!"

Papa moved to Brooklyn in the 1940's and opened his very own Italian restaurant. He passed on the tradition to my grandfather that began baking pizza in 1956. It was a tradition on Friday night with my grandfather where he would bring over 10lbs of fruit and bake into the night Italian seed cookies, apple pies and turnovers. I remember rolling out the Italian pastry dough with grandpa who taught me all the secrets Papa brought over from Italy.

My father and mother continue the tradition to this very day. My father began working in my grandfather's pizzeria at the age of 9 and opened his first Italian restaurant at the age of 27. My mother began baking at a young age and brought her talents to my father's restaurants. I have fond memories of the holidays and my mother baking hundreds of Italian cookies and pastries to share with the family. Now it is my turn to pass on the family tradition and feed my customers my family favorites. I love baking and want to share with everyone my unique style and traditional Italian background.

Culinary background

  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES for Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Institute of America for Baking and Pastry Arts

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