THE PHYLLO COLLECTION

SPRING SUMMER 2016

There is something remarkable about the art of baking. It is a custom prevalent in all cultures. Every baker, pastry chef or those who simply grew up in homes with freshly baked bread would recognise the secret recipe – the way opposing ingredients blend together, the intimate sensation of kneading and the warm smell that radiates from a work of love.

THE PASTRY CHEF

HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE

Kneading and whisking were never strangers to Stephanie. While other girls played dress up with dolls, she experimented with eggs and sugar in her mother’s kitchen. At times, her creations fall flat, but the smell of freshly baked goods always brightened up her days.

ICING ON A CAKE

BACK TO BASICS-NOT-BASIC

With more dazzling options than ever in life, having icing on the cake has become a norm. Bakers, however, have the ability to see beyond ornate surfaces. What lies beneath the thin layer of lavish sweetness should be a true and honest foundation. Beneath new aesthetics lies a renewed classic.

EXPERIMENTATION

THE SECRET INGREDIENT

Ingredients were well prepped beforehand. Each was carefully measured and cautiously weighted. The temperature of the room was just right. The butter consistency correct. Despite executing usual routines, there are still times when a stubborn cake sinks or a simple loaf refuses to rise.

Experimentation and experience are the keys to success.

SOUFFLE CHAMBRAY SKIRT

Features soft pleats in a flowing cotton chambray. Full and fully lined, the skirt will be a wardrobe staple for your day and evening occasions.

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NOT BAKED IN THE SAME OVEN

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The secret ingredient to baking is your relationship with the craft. It doesn’t take pricy ovens to make perfect pastries -- all should depend on you bond with your tools. Know the hotspots of your kiln, the strength of your whisk and the cracks of your rolling pin. The process is a delicate balance of flours, moisture, leavening, and heat.

Have faith in your craft.