Citrus Earl Grey Tart

I love baking with the citrus family. Every spring I make a citrus dessert to “celebrate” the commencement of this wonderful season. This year’s winter in Vancouver has been colder and longer than usual, hopefully it will brighten up soon like the colours of this dessert. I love citrus tones in desserts because they add a very refreshingRead more

Toasted Whole Grain Scones

I love toasted whole grains, it brings out their best flavours when making baked goods. I was very excited to receive a care package from Rogers Foods, a local grains company. I’ve always liked using Rogers flours, especially their whole rye flour and unbleached all-purpose flour. As a baker, I always bake with unbleached flourRead more

One Bite Pine Nut Cookies

Just as 2017 just started, I am looking forward to the start of another year – the year of the rooster. Last year I created a brown butter walnut cookie recipe for the #ChineseNewYearParty. I am excited to participate this year’s #SweetLunarNewYear with these one bite pine nut cookies. I created the recipe to revisit my fondRead more

Galette des Rois

I have visited Paris in January twice, I was overwhelmed by the different versions of galette des rois available in almost every bakery I have been to. Galette des rois is traditionally served at Epiphany, January 6th. It is composed of two pieces of puff pastry baked with an almond filling, usually containing a “secret”Read more

Nutty Icebox Cookies

The holidays are all about the COOKIES! This is the busiest time of the year for many people, definitely for me too as I like to bake edible gifts. Praises from family and friends make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Every year I try to make something different, as the flavours, ingredients, and shapesRead more

Mascarpone Tart with Pomegranate and Pistachios

I love baking with fresh fruits, especially in tarts. There aren’t many choices when it comes to fruits in the winter. I picked up some fresh pomegranate for the first time ever, and was delighted at its juiciness and bright flavour. Each white seed is encased in a dark red colour coat with some seedRead more

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