We shared dessert recipes by three Arkansas foodies with a passion for baking in our December issue. Now, we’re giving you a chance to get to know each a little better through a series on our blog.
Matcha Norwood, Cinnalightful
Home base: Little Rock
Recipe: Mocha Tiramisu
You’d never guess Matcha Norwood—the baker responsible for the tiramisu at Bruno’s Little Italy and cheesecakes at Local Lime and Kemuri—got her start baking as recently as three years ago. At the time, she wasn’t looking to start a new career, just a way to wind down after a long day. “I was very stressed back then, and somebody told me, You know what’s a good stress reliever? When you put your hands in some dough,” Matcha recalls. “I looked up some recipes online. Before then, I had never baked in my life. I had never used an oven, never used a mixer,” she says, laughing.…