The finished cake. As a cake maker, I’m a hell of a bread baker. But the cake is made with love…and lots of butter! Ha!
We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We had Thanksgiving dinner at my in-law’s, Ed and Sherry, home on Lincoln Park West. They have a wonderful view of the city from their apartment. There, Sherry prepared a feast with turkey, mashed sweet and russet potatoes, green bean casserole, salad, jello and so… Continue reading Thanksgiving, A Wrap
Today I went on a culinary journey. I set out to explore a new bakery. Well, it’s not new; it’s two years old, but it’s new to me. A friend sent me a note about a gluten-free bakery in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. It’s called Rose’s Bakery. All of their products are wheat-free.… Continue reading Wheat-free Baking
Every year my wife and I go to a nice restaurant for my birthday. We don’t necessarily go on my birthday, but close by. This year my birthday fell on a Wednesday. So we decided to go on the following Saturday. For the last two years we had gone to BOKA, a fine dining restaurant… Continue reading Three Little Piggies
My class began their journey to pastry professionalism last night. We will be producing pastry displays at the end of our class in December. Here’s an example of what they can expect to encounter. Don’t drool on the keyboard. Click on the picture for more.