When I was 13, I fell in love at first bite! It was a bite of the cake cooked by the hostess of the house my parents and I came to visit. I graduated with master’s degree in electrical engineering, and educated myself as a pastry chef. I worked as a pastry chef in a premium restaurant, then in a corporate catering restaurant. In the fall of 2020, my family and I moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow, and since then I have managed a lot! I got a job as a pastry chef at a big company and created many desserts that are successfully selling. I like to attend master classes of my colleagues — pastry chefs — and continue to progress in my favorite business in order to realize all my ideas; I have plenty of them!
Lime tarragon gel
Assembling the «nut»
I was inspired to create this dessert by Alexander Pushkin’s «The Tale of Tsar Saltan». I have chosen the filling for a reason: both the cream and the gel have an emerald shade, which is very important in this case. The point is one of my tasks was to bring the dessert presentation as close as possible to the description of nuts in the Pushkin’s fairy tale: «all the shells are golden, the kernels are pure emerald.» I made leaves and a twig for decoration from tempered white chocolate colored in a green shade. I decided to serve the nuts in a handmade birch bark casket purchased at the Novgorod Museum of Wooden Architecture.
I really enjoyed working with GRANDPRO margarine: it whips very well and has a pleasant flavor.