Recipe: Chef Scott Green’s Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

By ChuckM

Yes, we know Christmas was two months ago and the time for anything peppermint flavored has long passed, but has it? Not for some. Although this flavor combination is associated with the holidays, we can … and have … been enjoying it in sweets all year long. Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing…

Recipe: Raspberry & Chocolate Mousse Cake

By ChuckM

Fruit and chocolate, a match made in culinary heaven! There’s something utterly delightful about the combination of sweet, creamy chocolate and the natural sweetness and tang of fresh fruit. Whether it’s the classic pairing of strawberries dipped in rich, velvety chocolate, the tropical twist of bananas drizzled with melted chocolate, or the tangy sweetness provided…

The Basics of Pastry: Essential Tools Needed for Sugar and Pastillage Work

By ChuckM

Sugar and pastillage work represent intricate and delicate forms of culinary artistry, transforming basic ingredients into stunning edible creations. These techniques have been refined over centuries, captivating both professional pastry chefs and hobbyists alike with their versatility and beauty. Sugar work involves manipulating sugar in various forms to create decorative elements, sculptures, and intricate designs…