Sweet Bytes of Oklahoma City
home based micro-bakeryhttp://www.sweetbytesokc.com/Full disclosure: I know the owners, but I'm putting that aside for this review...
Our very own Central Oklahoma Foodie and her husband have opened a home bakery shop. My husband won a free pie (by chance from a random drawing... what are the odds?) and chose a French Silk Pie. We had heard for quite some time that Mikel makes the best French Silk Pies, but I have yet to try one. I apologize for the poor pictures, they do not do the pie justice. I was too excited to dig into the pie to mess with getting a better shot.
The presentation of the pie was great. It survived a car ride from OKC to Norman, and then another commute home after work. Mikel's homemade crust is beautifully crafted into a disposable pie tin for ease. I'm not a crust fan, in fact, I usually eat the pie out of the crust and leave the crust behind. This crust however, was better than anything I've ever made myself. Sturdy, flaky, and not overpowering. I ate every last crumb. The whipped topping got a little warm on the car ride home, so it was a bit soft by the time we got to it, but that didn't matter...it was sill beautiful. It was smooth, not to sweet, but not too bland, and piled high.
Now for the chocolate... This was like eating a truffle. Dense, chocolatey, rich, and thick. I've not had a lot of French Silk Pies to compare to, but who cares when it's this good! I don't deny the fact that I'm a food snob. I like high quality stuff. This one fits the bill! I prefer to make everything from scratch myself. Well, when I get in a time crunch and need a dessert and don't have time, I'll be turning to Sweet Bytes!
Well done Mikel and Rene. I'm highly impressed. And congratulations on starting this new adventure. I wish you the very best!