Kristina Stanely, baker

Posted on April 24, 2013

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While the rest of the city is fast asleep in the early hours of the morning, Kristina Stanley of the Baker’s Window has already begun her workday.

Stanley, 29, arrives hours in advance of the 7 a.m. opening time to begin preparing fresh products for her customers. “It’s one of my favorite parts about the job,” she says. “The drive or the bike ride to work is really peaceful. I can just come in and crank the music really loud, not have to worry about customers yet. I really get in the zone.”

Stanley finds inspiration for her recipes from the generations of bakers who have come before her, but also likes to also make each recipe her own. One such recipe is her signature scone.

“Scones are like my babies,” she says. “I’ll find that I go to other places and have their scones, and they aren’t quite how I want them to be. They are one of those things that are really easy to make, but also really easy to mess up.”

— Nick Daniels