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Oana Olguta

I am a self-taught baker and pastry-school graduate and I have an affinity for food. But I especially love baking, taking pictures, exploring dessert cookbooks, entremets and writing. I focus on creative desserts and baking techniques that are aimed to both novices and experts in the kitchen and I truly believe that being a pastry chef is not about looking for innovative ways of making desserts, but about learning the basic techniques and then combining them into new, original desserts, relying on textures and flavors.

White Tiramisu

Without the cocoa powder, this white tiramisu is soaked in rum and has bright flavors of citrus.

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Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

There are plenty of chocolate chip cookie recipes in the world, but this is one you need. Loaded with chocolate chips and instant espresso, it’s the perfect combo of sweet flavors.

Parsnip Carrot Cake

A dense, moist carrot cake is studded with coconut, dried cranberries, raisins, coconut and even grated parsnip for the perfect flavor and amazing texture.

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Chocolate Millefeuille

Many layers of caramelized puff pastry, praline cream and an Amaretto chocolate ganache make up this classically French Chocolate Millefeuille.

Banana Dulcey Entremet

To make this challenging multi-layered elegant dessert would be quite the accomplishment, and totally worth it in the end.

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The Saint Honoré Pastry

Recreate the Saint Honoré Pastry pastry, named after the patron saint of pastry chefs, that calls upon basic techniques of desserts.

Copycat Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies

The thin, crispy, chewy Momofuku Milk Bar cornflake cookie is here. Try for yourself to see if it is as buttery and delicious as the original. We think so.

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Lemonade and Raspberry Layer Cake

Inspired by Momofuku Milk Bar’s frosting-less cakes, this lemon and raspberry combo is a feast for the eyes and a tangy summer delight.

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Classic Victorian Sponge Cake

A perfect blank canvas named after the Queen, a Victorian sponge cake is easy to master and fill with curds, creams or jams for a fresh summer dessert.

Tiramisu Cake with Dulce de Leche

Buttery cake, dulce de leche mascarpone and a chocolate Amaretto syrup used to soak the ladyfingers makes an untraditional, but totally delicious entremets.

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