I hate committing to desserts.
Does anyone else feel me on this?
People ask me all the time what my favorite dessert to eat and/or make is. And the truth is, I like almost all of them! I wish I had a more steadfast opinion, because it’s been an ongoing obstacle in thinking of a business plan for my pastry endeavors. That said, if any of y’all have ideas for that, please send my way. I need!
One thing I have been sure that I’ve wanted to do is create treats for small offices and events. San Francisco is a great city for things like this—there are startups on startups, and offsites/workshops/creative places for “meetings” are frequent. Being in Paris allowed me to hone my skills, especially with smaller desserts, and now that I’m back, SLM the pastry caterer is officially in full swing!
That means: For those of you in SF, if you’re looking of sweet treats for any small group (~100 or less), let me know!
I recently catered a VC leadership workshop, where the participants needed something quick and easy to snack on for breakfast and throughout the day. I came up with these banana financiers: a hybrid between a traditional French cake and v American banana bread. They’re dense with almond flour and brown butter, hearty with bananas, and have a touch of raw honey. Baked in individual loaf tins, they’re the perfect size for one person, although eating multiple is never frowned upon.
I love these because they’re a sweet mix of French and American, putting my recent training to the test. And I’m excited to test out this new little pastry business! Enjoy this recipe, and make sure to shoot me a message if you’re looking for treats for your office!