Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Ginger Pots de Crème with Black Tea Gelée, Grapefruit & Crushed Meringue

December 19th, 2016

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ve been looking for a decadent dessert to serve with a special holiday meal, and have decided that this would be perfect for New Year’s Eve. The sweet, creamy ginger custard which stars in this dish is beautifully offset with the bitterness of black tea, the grapefruit provides a refreshing, sour bite […]

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Aztec Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

November 21st, 2016

We’re quickly gearing up to the holiday season, and if you’re wondering what to bring to the countless get-togethers your friends and family will undoubtedly be inviting you to, consider adding this decadent recipe to your rotation of treats! Full of rich chocolate and spiced with orange zest, cayenne and cinnamon, these tender cookies explode […]

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Chai Nectarine Loaf with Candied Ginger

September 21st, 2016

Today’s the last day of summer, so I thought I’d celebrate the last stone fruits of the season and take advantage of the no longer sweltering weather before our fall harvest, apples and pumpkin, begins to dominate grocery store aisles. This loaf combines the fleshy, tangy sweetness of tangerines, and the aromatic, warming spices commonly […]

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Strawberry Puff Pastry Flowers with Lemon Mascarpone Whipped Cream

March 20th, 2016

Happy Spring Equinox! Though we’ve had a mild winter this year, I’m ecstatic that it’s finally the first day of Spring. To me, this is the season of new beginnings, of renewal and growth and optimism for what’s to come. And if you’re celebrating along, why not make a few of these incredibly easy puff […]

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Apple Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding (in the slow cooker!)

February 11th, 2016

Ah, hibernation weather. We’ve had an incredibly mild – even record-breakingly warm – winter this year, but now it seems as though we’re finally hitting a cold snap! When that happens, I break out my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach was so kind as to send me one the year before last, and I’ve been making […]

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Earl Grey Financiers

August 11th, 2014

This past weekend was a busy one, full of visits with friends and dining out morning till night. I met a few old university friends (and one very adorable 3 month old) for afternoon tea at the Shangri-La. It reminded me that I have yet to share these sweets with you, and the photo has […]

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Fizzy Champagne Truffles

January 15th, 2014

We’re only at the beginning of 2014, but so far it’s been a lovely year. And contrary to general expectation, things haven’t slowed down at all since the holidays. I’m friends with many January babies which means countless celebrations, and I’ve just begun a new position at work. As nature would have it, I mark […]

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Fresh Mango with Lime Granita, Coconut Jelly & Powdered Chiles

July 19th, 2013

July is Culinary Arts Month! When I think of the culinary arts I think of technique, of balance, of timing and seasonality – and being that it’s the middle of summer, I’m drawn to things that are refreshing and simple. This dish may have a few components, but each part is easy to put together […]

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Coffee Mousse with Mascarpone Whipped Cream & Maple Pearls

June 1st, 2013

Those of you who’ve been reading will know of my love for coffee, not just in a mug, but in sweets like ice cream and crêpes. Well, here’s another way I like to enjoy it – in a light, creamy mousse with tangy mascarpone whipped cream and chewy maple “pearls”. Serve it in glasses or […]

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Coffee & Blood Orange Crêpes Suzette

April 10th, 2013

Coffee is often considered a strong-tasting, dominant flavour, but in rubs and sauces for meats, and in baked goods such as a chocolate cake, it can add subtle dimension to a dish without tasting explicitly of coffee. While you can detect the coffee in these crêpes, it’s gentle – more like a rich, velvety undertone, […]

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