Thursday, March 27, 2014

My Cakes!

Hi!

I just wanted to share the cakes I've made this (so far) year and last year. I love cake decorating and love to learn new techniques! Let me know what you think! Thanks!








-Joanna


Homemade Garlic Knots!

Hi again!

I know it's been a long while since I updated last. As always, life happens and the simple pleasures of life get set aside. Not that my passion for baking has been set aside! I've been baking almost every day! From cookies, to cupcakes, to breads, to strudels. There is always freshly baked sweet or savory something in my house.

Today was no exception! I've been craving these little bad boys for a while now. I love it when I go into an Italian restaurant (fancy and non), and get garlic knots. They're always so garli-ky, oily, and there's always that something when you bite into one that makes you just say "yummmmmmm"! I've made these once before years ago, but these came out way better!




The recipe that I used was from another blog called White On Rice Couple. It's a great blog to check out and their recipes are great! Here is the link for the garlic knots recipe

These are oh so yummy!! Enjoy alone or with some pasta or marinara sauce! Thanks for checking my blog out! Come back soon for more!

By the way, if you live in the DMV area and want to check out my personal catering website, go check out Pastries by Joanna!

Adios!

-Joanna





Monday, January 6, 2014

Mastering the French Macaron!

I have accomplished one of my life goals, which was to make French Macarons!

Mastering the art of the French Macaron is a challenge. The process itself isn't hard, but it does take practice to make the technique perfect. There was so many ways in which you can screw up your recipe and technique if you're not careful. Otherwise, your macarons won't be smooth, round, and fluffy. There are a lot of websites and I suggest doing your homework and watching videos before trying to tackle these.

I used the Martha Stewart version of this recipe. I also printed out a template which can be found at the Food Nouveau site.

Here is my result after just a second try at making these babies!




Thanks for visiting!

-Joanna