Tiramisu in Venice

While there is still much debate in Italy as to the exact origin of tiramisu, most believe it to have been created somewhere in the vicinity of Venice.  As it happens, my fondest memory of this dessert comes from a sitting in St. Marks Square in Venice. It is no secret that dining in one…

Perfect Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is a traditional Northern Italian dessert that you can find all over Italy. Made with only a few ingredients, it is one of the most versatile recipes you will ever learn how to make. This is the perfect recipe to pull out when you’re looking to show off local fruits in season for…

Bavarian Cream

I never really noticed how many of my pastry techniques come from Bavaria. From my favourite Black Forest Cake to one of my favourite staples…Bavarian cream. I use this pastry cream as a filling to so many desserts. You can make a fruit bavarian and use it as a simple refreshing plated dessert, use it as…

Salzburger Nockerl in…Salzburg

It really is hard to escape the connection between pastry and music in Austria. It seems to be woven into its very identity. In Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, this connection isn’t as flashy as you would find in Vienna. Rather, Salzburg is more subtle with it’s ties to the sweet side of art. You…