Posts Tagged ‘tea’

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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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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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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Apricot & Earl Grey Ice Cream

August 25th, 2013

One of my favourite things about this time of year is all the stone fruits that are available – nectarines, cherries, apricots… there isn’t one I dislike. They come in big bags and baskets overflowing, and I’m never able to finish them all before they go bad – so I turn to making baked goods […]

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Earl Grey & Orange Shortbread Pinwheel Cookies

March 10th, 2013

It’s almost spring! And with that comes all sorts of wonderful things; people shed their heavy coats and tired faces, plants emerge, and there’s a general feeling of lightness in the air. I always associate afternoon tea with spring – not sure why, because it’s lovely any time of the year. Perhaps it’s because afternoon […]

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Rhubarb Raspberry Iced Tea

June 11th, 2011

One of my favourite seasonal vegetables in spring (for us, it’s more like late spring-early summer) is rhubarb. I’ve used it in pies, cakes, and other desserts – but wanted to try something different this time around. While thinking up ideas, a dusty little memory sprung up from my days as a violin student; more […]

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The Queen’s Favourite Tea Cake: Souped-up Chocolate Biscuit Cake

April 27th, 2011

With all the secrecy surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, it was only right that they should let some information out to appease the masses, and way back in March I mentioned the key element that they did share with us: the cake selections. For his groom’s cake, the Prince selected a childhood […]

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