Posted at 3:27 am
In the past six months I’ve really discovered quite a bit about pastry and tried to focus on my personal style, and what I’d like to try and achieve every time I go into the kitchen. It’s really helpful to know that when I’m finished a project, I should be looking at something relatively modern and extremely feminine. That’s my style. I wish that I could be content with making something extremely structured and minimalistic, but I can’t bring myself to ignore colour and curves. To me this is beautiful pastry, so below you’ll find this weeks bakes. A lemon tart, filled with crème d’amandes, and topped with a macaron crunch. As well as dark hazelnut bonbons.
Posted at 1:30 am
Now that I have a little more free time from work, I can begin to enjoy life’s little pleasures like tea cups, rainy days, and bonbons. After all this year has been, its nice to stop, look around the kitchen and think hmmmm I feel like making something delectable today. Which is exactly what happened. On this rainy day the kitchen counter consisted of a loaf of bread, a bunch of bananas and some bourbon. Since I didn’t feel adventurous enough to make a bread truffle, I settled for a banana bourbon bonbon. Paired with organic 72% dark, this chocolate is a unique treat. Enjoy!
Posted at 10:20 am
The snow is melting, which means that summer is just around the corner! This gets me thinking about some of the adventures I had last year, like the time I spent at momofuku milk bar in NY. In honour of the lucky peach I baked up some sundried tomato cream cheese stuffed rosemary bagel bombs. Enjoy!
Posted at 2:11 am
“Always start out with a larger pot than you think you’re going to need”
So maybe I bite off more than I can chew at times, and maybe I have too many ideas swirling around in my head. I’m never going to be happy with myself unless I try to accomplish some of my goals. This weekend I was a proud participant in this years annual Carefor chocolate competition fundraiser. I prepared a bee inspired dessert for 400 people as well as 5 judges. It was beyond stressful, time consuming, and expensive; and although I didn’t win, I wouldn’t have traded the experience for the world. It felt good to be the youngest competitor there preparing something that had to be assembled à la minute. It was also great because although It may not have been the winning dessert, some of the judges thought that it should have been ( not good for my ego). I didn’t have the time to connect with the audience about the meaning behind my dessert, so here’s a little run through of what I created. A lavender infused crème légère with a liquid flour d’oranger honey centre; perched atop a dark chocolate brownie base, which was then enrobed in milk chocolate mousse and finished with a lavender dark chocolate macaron. The dessert was centred around the journey of a bee from a flower, to the making of honey. I wanted to emphasize the importance of bees in sustaining life on the earth.