20 posts

Strawberry Roulade

I had a great time baking with Kandace on KTXA 21 this morning. Tune in every Monday at 8:30am for more demos from Joe the Baker! Print Strawberry Roulade Author: Joe the Baker Ingredients 4 large eggs 350 grams sugar divided 100 grams flour 125 grams egg whites 75 grams […]

Buttery Crumb Cake

In an ideal world, I’d make all of my pastries completely from scratch.  I’d craft my own sprinkles for my cupcakes, cultivate natural yeasts for my breads, and churn my own butter.  When practicality makes that impossible, I seek out the best product I can to create superior treats.  Enter […]

carrot cake

Carrot Cake

Easter desserts can be tricky, as many fruits are not yet in season.  So why not take a cue from our favorite bunny and use vegetables instead?  Carrot cake not only pays homage to the holiday, but has the perfect balance of sweet, spicy cake; crunchy carrots or nuts; and, […]

buche de noel

White Chocolate Glaze

I love modern and elegant Buche de Noel displays that capture the imagination.  These little cakes are among my favorite things to see at the holidays.  Their colors and assembly evoke my true passion for pastry.  Sweetsmiths around the world are currently flexing their Buche might, which inspires me to share my […]

battenberg cake

Battenberg Cake

I am constantly inspired by my fellow sweet smiths, but especially impressed during this time of year when chefs work long hours and creativity abounds.  Recently Chef Jennifer Yee posted about her Battenberg cake and it piqued my interest.  As an instructor at a culinary school, I frequently teach classic […]

halloween entremet

Halloween Entremet

Halloween marks the beginning of the busy pastry schedule that runs through Mother’s Day.  In order to keep our sanity, it is best to have fun with it and embrace this holiday in all of its costumed glory.  There are few things more magical than a display case filled with classic […]

olive cake

Olive Cake

I love the celebration of seasons. Spring is ushered in with rhubarb and under ripe fruit, summer has it’s bounty of color and flavor, and then comes fall with root vegetables and hearty fruits. That said, I am tired of pumpkin spice. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as […]

whiskey cake

Whiskey Cake

Whether you’ve had a tough day at the office, a fun evening with great company, or just want a little extra kick, spirits are a fantastic way to expand your cooking.  Anyone can make a flambĂ©, but it takes skill to integrate alcohol into a dish in a more subtle […]

pound cake

Half-Pound Cake

With one of the quintessential grilling holidays underway, sometimes dessert is an afterthought.  This summer, keep it simple with classic American pound cake.  I’ve cut the portions for this recipe… so I’m calling it the Half-Pound cake! Print Half-Pound Cake Author: Joe the Baker Ingredients 226 grams butter soft 175 […]