Lychee Panna Cotta

Panna = Cream Cotta = Cooked COOKED CREAM! Got it? You learn something new everyday! Shopping at my favorite specialty grocery store I came across batches of lychees.  I was intrigued because I have never tried a lychee before so I grabbed a bunch since they were about $1.50 a pound. The texture, once you…

Isomalt Jewels

For all you bakers and pastry chefs out there I am sure you have visited your local cake supply store and have come across Isomalt sticks or edible jewels to decorate your baked goods with.  To be honest I had never heard of isomalt until I watched a particular program on the Food Network and the gentleman…

Caramel Bowls

If you have 5 minutes and some caramel lying around then you can make these easy caramel bowls!   So who has 5 minutes to spare? Great! Just follow the simple steps below and you too can serve these easy to make unique treats! First Step: Make your own caramel sauce.  Simple recipe HERE Second Step: Take a…

Chocolate Pasta

An oldie but a goodie! Something I did last year and wanted to repost for my new followers (Hiiii new followers and lurkers) See below how I made this yummy dessert!   No, your eyes are not deceiving you, there is such a thing as CHOCOLATE PASTA! I had a dessert concept in my head about making…

DIY Project: Making Your Own Colored Sanding Sugar

This is probably one of the most undemanding and yet fun things to do! Making colored sanding sugar is great for that extra kick when decorating your baked goods such as cakes and cupcakes. Let’s get started shall we! HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED: sugar (I used pure cane) gel food coloring plastic heavy duty zip…

Common Bond Bakery & Cafe

Is it possible that Common Bond Bakery could be the best new bakery to open in Houston?  After reading several raving reviews online (some critics compared Common to pastries found in bakeries in France) I had to visit Common Bond Bakery, who just recently opened its doors earlier this year. I decided to take the trip to…