Episode 744: Secretly Simple Desserts with Anne Byrn, Dave Beran, Aran Goyoaga, & Paola Velez

November 5, 2021
Listen: Secretly Simple Desserts with Anne Byrn, Dave Beran, Aran Goyoaga, & Paola Velez
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This week, it's all about surprisingly simple desserts. Anne Byrn, best known for her first book, Cake Mix Doctor, tells us about how she came up with the idea of connecting with busy cooks and bakers to help them fit baking into their routines. She shares her favorite cake box mixes with us, as well as her Chocolate Nutella Loaf. Her latest book is A New Take on Cake and her new Substack newsletter is called, Between the Layers. Pastry chef Paola Velez comes through with her 'deceptively simple' panna cotta recipe. Paola is the host of FOOD & WINE’s Pastries with Paola video series and was also named a FOOD & WINE Best New Chef 2021. Then, Aran Goyoaga explains how to make her Orange Flower Water and Almond Crinkle cookie recipe, as well as an interesting technique for making them taste even better days later. Her new book is Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple, A New Way to Bake Gluten Free. Later, Dave Beran, Chef-Owner of Pasjoli in Santa Monica, talks about his journey in recreating the one dessert he couldn't stop thinking about. His Basque cheesecake, made with only five ingredients, will wow you.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • November 5, 2021 (originally aired)


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