Introducing the featured Gourmetpreneur of the week, Batter Up Cookies & More.
Batter Up Cookies & More is a niche gourmet cookies brand most popular for Gourmet Flavoured Cookies and what it calls a ‘Cookie Pizza’, a type of Cake-cum-Pizza hybrid dessert which is made of Cookie base that is spread with Nutella and topped with an array of pure Candy Heaven toppings.
Meet Dr. Anushree Shiralkar, the Gourmetpreneur of Batter Up Cookies & More.
Yes, you read that right. Anushree is not only a qualified doctor but also so popular amongst foodies for her delectable gourmet creations that she has also been rated amongst the top 20 home bakers in Mumbai.
Read on to find out how Anushree’s journey transitioned from medical studies to all things gourmet.
There’s a famous quote which goes by “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together.” We think that this quote holds so true for Anushree’s food journey and how!
Studying to become a qualified doctor is rigorous effort right? Endless trauma in the form of sleepless nights, voluminous piles of books, assignments, exams, grades, assessments, internships, etc. All of this makes it really difficult to pull oneself together unless you have an escape that you’re passionate about. A passion that you can look forward to and de-stress.
Being an avid food lover herself and always having a passion for food and baking, Anushree didn’t have to look any further to find her secret to de-stress.
She loved baking so much that birthdays or any occasions in her family were only an excuse to take a break and do what she loved most: To Bake. Not only did it make her happy and give her the “Me Time” she wanted, but it also helped her de-stress.
Soon enough, her creations were such a favourite amongst family members that even if she couldn’t personally attend a family celebration, her family members would tell her to bake something and send for them
With more time on her hands after completing her medical internship in 2015, Anushree started baking more and uploading photos of her creations on Facebook. That’s when she started experimenting with Cookies since she loves them herself and seldom could you find Cookies in exotic flavours. Her experimentations in the kitchen, made her re-invent the traditional Cookie into the much loved Cookie Pizza.
That was it! Soon Anushree started getting calls from customers and food bloggers for her gourmet Cookie creations and her Cookies were so loved by everyone that earned her raving reviews. And, more importantly, Anushree was loving being a chef more than medicine. That’s when Anushree decided to turn her baking hobby into a niche baking venture and Batter Up Cookies & More was born.
Anushree recalls a very funny incident when once a patient called her up for asking how to store his medicines. He did say medicines but thinking he was a Cookie customer, she told him to take a big Tupperware Box and store in a cool place and then warm it before eating and he was obviously like completely taken aback and told her how can that be since he was asking for medicines! 😀 That sure goes to show that Cookies and everything gourmet is always on the top of Anushree’s mind
Batter Up Cookies & More currently offers more than 17 exotic flavours of Gourmet Cookies ranging from flavours such as Nutella, Mars, Kit Kat, Oreo, Nutella Seasalt, Red Velvet, Cupcake Cookie, M&M’s, Cookie Cup Milk Shoots to Healthy (Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free) Cookies and of course, the Cookie Pizza.
We don’t know about you, but we at ITG completely love the Cookie Pizzas that are whipped up by Anushree. Besides choosing the Cookie Pizza base, size and the shape, you can also customise the toppings for Candies, Chocolates, Brownies or pretty much whatever you fancy.
So do yourself a favour, next time you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any occasion, skip the regular cake and cut a Cookie Pizza instead. It’s pure Cookie Heaven It causes happiness galore that your loved ones will thank you for. And, you can, in turn, thank us for the suggestion
Well, Life is Better with Cookies, isn’t it? And, just look at these beautiful gourmet creations that came about when a passion and career came together! That holds true for Batter Up Cookies & More as well
Click here to visit Batter Up Cookies & More ITG page for more information.