The world of baked goods is always evolving, and the year 2021 was packed with dessert trends. Here are the best trends of the year!
One of the best national days is almost upon us. December 9th is National Pastry Day! Yet, why is this day important? Well, pastry is one of the key ingredients in thousands of sweet and savory dishes and desserts across various cultures throughout the world. There are many different kinds of delectable pastries that will have your eyes glazing over and your mouth watering.
Without further ado, let’s have a quick look into the world of pastry. Should you decide to try a few delicious pastry treats, you can visit New Jersey’s number one bakery, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, for a pastry you won’t soon forget.
In an age where every event has a holiday and is celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm, it’s only natural that everyone’s favorite celebratory dessert has a day dedicated to its existence. Cake certainly has a profound place in historical lore. While it’s debatable whether Marie Antoinette ever uttered the phrase “Let them eat cake” before having an unfortunate run-in with a guillotine, no one has to tell somebody twice to enjoy a slice of dessert.
Building a cake comes down to three important stages: leveling, splitting, and filling. Here are seven steps to help you build and decorate your cake:
Do you know you can make your own vanilla extract?
Now, more than ever, folks are home bound and are learning to bake delicious treats on their own. There has been a terrific culinary renaissance in cooking and baking, but every great baker must start somewhere, so we would like to share these baking basics you should be following next time you’re in the kitchen!
Should you use baking soda or baking powder when creating delicious culinary delights like those made at Sweet Melissa Patisserie? Why would that even matter? The difference boils down to whether your other ingredients require acid to activate leavening. Baking powder does not need the acid, while baking soda does. Foods like blueberry muffins or cut-out sugar cookies use baking powder, and, therefore, do not need any acid as a catalyst. Baking soda, used for snickerdoodles and Irish soda bread, involves the interaction of acidic agents. So, it all depends on which types of pastries you wish to make.
Baking is an art and we love perfecting our craft to produce delicious treats while helping others do the same! There are some specific skill sets you need to master baking. One important skill to learn quickly is how to choose from all the different methods of mixing. Each type of batter and ingredient requires a different way of mixing to ensure the final texture is just right. We’re here to help you understand all the methods and when to use each one.
Many people feel intimidated when it comes to baking, cooking, and other types of food preparation. This is most likely due to the fact that our lives and careers, along with keeping up with all of our kids’ activities, have left us less time to spend in the kitchen than our parents and grandparents.
Sweet Melissa Patisserie has been voted best bakery in New Jersey and we simply cannot wait to show you why. Our French-inspired cookies, cakes, pastries, and tarts exude refinement thanks to the top-of-the-line quality ingredients and care we put into each of our baked goods. We love pairing our delectable pastries with a glass of wine to sip on and are here to share our favorites with you!