Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TV sequence :)

Here is the link of the live video !

We only had 2 minutes so we couldn't finish our design. So next post on the blog will be a video on how to decorate cookies ! Come back later to check it out :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

TV show and Valentine's cookies !

Valentines's Day is around the corner. For this occasion KEYE Austin Channel invited me to demonstrate how to decorate cookies :) Big day for our bakery, this will be our first time on tv !

Here are a sample of the cookies that will be shown ! 
See you on KEYE Tuesday between 4-5pm :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chocolate Pudding Tart (Vegan)

This is one of my favorite dessert. First because it is Vegan so my dairy & egg allergies will feel okay and second because it is Chocolate.

Make one 8inch Tart
Shortbread tart Crust
1 1/2 cups all-purpose Flour                    1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar                         10 tablespoons vegetable shortening (dairy free)
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum                       2 tablespoons orange juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1. In a mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar,xanthan gum and salt.

2. Add the shortening one tablespoon at a time , and mix for one minute (until coarse meal texture).

3.Add the orange juice and mix until the dough forms a ball.

4.Put the dough on a parchment paper and top with another sheet of parchment paper. With a rolling pin flat the dough big enough the fit your tart pan.(make it about 1 inch bigger to be able to fold the border).

5.Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and flip the dough into the pan. Gently peel off the second paper.
Press the dough down to the pan , trim the sides. Punch the bottom of the tart about 6 times with a fork.

6.Bake the tart for 20 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool completely before filling

Pudding Filling
3/4 cup sugar                                                  1 tablespoon Ener-G egg replacer
1/3 cup cornstarch                                          2oz. baking chocolate
1/2 teaspoon salt                                            1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups rice milk

1.In a saucepan ,whisk together sugar,cornstarch and salt. Add the rice milk and whisk until combined.
  Add the egg replacer, whisking until light and frothy.

2.Set the saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate in pieces and whisk until it comes to a slow simmer and has thickened (about 5 minutes).

3.Once it has thickened to a pudding consistency, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook just below a simmer,stirring for 20 minutes. The pudding will become darker. Once really thick , remove from the heat ,whisk in the vanilla and pour into the tart crust.

4.Chill in the fridge for 3 hours.

Bon Appetit !

This recipe was inspired by  "The Allergen-Free Baker;s Handbook" from Cybele pascal.

DIY Lifestyle !

Because everything is done from scratch in our Bakery, we also make our gift card !
Here is a sample !

Check the Website !

I know it is in New Hampshire, but maybe in the near future with me living here, we may open a similar place down in Austin :)


Collection of Cakes

Here are some pictures of our previous works (Wedding, Birthday, Baby Shower...)
Check what you missed !

New Hampshire Bakery

I should have start this blog earlier ! Now I have tons of things to catch up with ! :)
Before we moved in Austin we lived in Danbury,NH, hometown of my husband, Bryan. This is where everything began !
Back in 2099, Bryan's Mom (Audrey) was on a project to open a bakery. I was just arriving in the US and needed something to keep me busy so I just started to help her around and that's how everything started.


After a year at this Bakery working together with Audrey, we decided to expand ! that's why we purchased a beautiful  historical building  and this coming May we will have a full time running Coffee Shop, Bakery and Catering Business. Now I spend half the year there working and the rest of the year in Austin "relaxing" !

Enough words, Here are the pictures ! 

The Business Family :)
Left to right :
Sara (run the natural food store next door), Audrey (my half at the Bakery), Emma (our "little" helper), Steven (my husband's dad) and Me (laying down)