What’s New Our Way?!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

You won’t believe the great things happening our way!!! *drumroll please…….* ๐Ÿ™‚

World meet…

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Enchanted Sweets is an all-natural baked goods company free from common allergens such as wheat, gluten, dairy and soy. We have just given birth to our first baby and it couldn’t smell sweeter.

Believe me it took sometime to perfect the mixtures and play around with the sweeteners and spices! But our bellies were filled with lots of love and hope for what was being born.

Every new thing needs a fairy godparent, so Ganache Cafe in Hoboken was the chosen one. Being the Supervisor, I am constantly watching customers walk away with sad faces because we do not have allergy free goodies, telling them “chin, up they’re coming” only made me stay in the kitchen longer to make these beauties.

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From left to right:

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Cinnamon and Honey flavored mini cupcake (*Ganache’s signature coffee flavor is Graham Cracker)

Ganache CocoMoco

Espresso chocolate cupcake with Ganache topping

Nana’s Puddin

Soft banana cupcake

Are you as excited as I am? Wait! There’s more!

So… the theory behind Enchanted Sweets, is to develop what your imagination creates. So the mixture of these flavors could possibly be found somewhere is, but not likely. ๐Ÿ™‚ To spark a little something extra, we developed “Mythical Adventures”… dessert replicas of favorite foods… the first one to complete?! Hamburger and Fries.

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That’s right, I said it! Mini hamburger sliders and steak fries… don’t believe me?! See the wizard’s secret potion below:

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Whew! I’ve think I’ve sent you into a state of shock or even tickled your sweet tooth! My apologies! But just for kicks, here is the final display at Ganache.

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#Foodie #Friday : Behind the Cafe Counter

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! I hope that you all have had a productive week just as I have. We haven’t been posting as much as we usually do, so I finally wanted to share why.

My foodie tendencies have transition from a passion to a switch of careers. Yes, I left my corporate job as a Publicist and decided to follow my heart. I live to cook, being in the kitchen lifts my spirit every time I pick up a spatula and put on an apron. As my Granny always tells me, you have to have love in the kitchen. My love speaks through each bite I take and or enjoy with someone else.

A few weeks ago, I decided to step out on a limb and try to get a job at a bakery or cafe. Hopefully in the next year or two I will open my own small cafe. Before I set out to conquer that goal, I thought it would be best to gain actual experience.

My resume came to a bit of a shock for the interviewers, it’s rather interesting watching someone see all of the brands I have helped build and my previous experience. Why a cafe? Why the food industry? A lot of questions with a simple answer… It’s my passion.

Enough said for Ganache Cafe! I will say when I open the doors to my own establishment, that I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the team at Ganache who gave me a chance.

The team was so welcoming and I fit right it. I did find myself saying “who knew it was that hard to create foam for a cappuccino?” Believe me, it’s not easy at as you may think, so take it easy on the baristas that start your morning. After almost two weeks, I just finally got it down but there is room for improvement.

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I am continuously picking the brain of one of their owners, Stephanie. Also in her early twenties, she is exactly where I hope to be soon, truly inspiring!

If you’re ever in Hoboken, stop by to see me and the team! I now make a delicious Caramel Macchiato! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pumpkin! Pumpkin! OoLaLa

Why is it when the holidays come we suddenly have a craving for anything pumpkin? Ohhh wait that doesn’t happen to you? Just me?! Hhmmph!

Welp in order to satisfy my seasoning craving, I decided to make some delicious pumpkin spice donuts. Now I don’t know whether or not they’ll actually be delicious, since its my first time making them but I can only hope that it’s true! So come along the pumpkin ride with me.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c. of Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour
1/3 c. of milled flax seeds
1 tsp of baking soda
2 brown eggs
1 tbsp of vanilla
1/2 c. of gluten-free butter (country crock is what I used before I discovered Melt)
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 c. of brown sugar
1 can of pumpkin
A little something extra for the spice

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My little something extra is the 4-Pepper Pumpkin Spice seasoning from the famous Mannheim Steamroller! If you haven’t checked out there music, do it and if you haven’t checked out their culinary works, better get started! I listened to their Holiday cd the whole time I was baking these donuts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Back to business, so I made sure the eggs and butter cool to room temperature. Whisked the eggs with the vanilla extract.

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Whipped the butter and brown sugar.

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Added in the pumpkin.

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Mixed all of the dry ingredients.

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Folded the pumpkin and flour mixture together.

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Then we ready to hit the oven. This small amount of mixture will make about 4-5 donuts depending on the thickness that is desired.

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Bake on 350 for about 15 mins and we are set and fluffy!

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I’ve satisfied my “pumpkin” craving! Have you?