All posts tagged "dessert"

  • How To Make A Crème Anglaise

    If you have any interest in pastry, then in addition to knowing how to make a ganache and perhaps choux pastry, you’ll also need to...

  • Basque Cake at The Bristol

      While Chicago’s Italian community slowly recovers from a zeppole-laced St. Joseph’s Day yesterday, there could be cause for lament, now that the window for...

  • How To Make A Ganache

    Any pastry chef worth their Plugra will tell you how crucial it is to learn to make a proper ganache. Essentially chocolate and heavy cream,...

  • How To Make A Meringue

    If there’s one skill you need to have up your sleeve (if you ever want to be a pastry chef), it’s knowing how to make...

  • Hawaiian Shave Ice from Ululani’s

      I fully realize that it’s getting much colder outside, so why the tease for Hawaii? Because honestly, couldn’t we all use a little dose...

  • Rustic Apple Tart at Bittersweet

    I’ve been a fan of Bittersweet in Lake View since they opened, in 1992. For years, I’ve had them make the birthday cakes for my kids, because...