Friday, August 17, 2012

Dessert with: Joohee Kim

I'm very excited to introduce Joohee Kim, pastry chef and owner of Joohee Bakes. She's sharing her delectable recipe for Red Bean Panna Cotta with Jasmine Sauce (included below). Bon appetite!

What's your favorite dessert? 
My favorite dessert is anything made with fresh fruit. I especially like fruit mousse cake made with mango or pear.  

What was the funniest baking mishap or highlight moment?
There was one memorable experience when I had left out four sheet pans of piped macaron batter before putting them in the oven. When I went to check on them about half an hour later, I found an army of ants marching all over the macarons! I'm really careful with my macaron batters ever since!

In the world of baking, who inspires you?
I find Candace Nelson inspiring and empowering. She opened up the very first cupcakery and I love the quality, delicious desserts. I also like the idea of 3-course dessert meal at ChikaLicious in NYC. The chef, a graduate of French Culinary, is known to prepare French style, American desserts in Japanese portions.

Recipe for Red Bean Panna Cotta with Jasmine Sauce (8 servings)
Red Bean Panna Cotta
200 ml  skim milk
1 Envelope of Knox powdered gelatin
160 g  Yude Azuki Prepared Red Beans (canned)
350 ml  heavy cream
Zest of 1 lemon

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pardon My French

Loving the Pardon My French illustrations by Garance Dore for Kate Spade. So relaxed, so tres chic.