Recipe by Pastry Chef Paula Anast
Paula Anast has been the pastry chef at Mas for two years and Otro Mas since its inception.
She has learned her craft mainly "on the job", though she did work for a short time in the pastry kitchen at Hudson Club and attended some culinary schooling.
A 30-year-old native of Chicago, she
previously owned a retail home furnishing store in Wicker Park, across the street from Mas
It was, in fact, when she
owned this store that John recruited her
for the kitchen at Mas
, noting her
ability to create great tasting, home-made desserts.