Apricot Marzipan Honey Thyme Tart

This summer pastry combines a few of my favourite things: flaky pastry, apricots, honey, and marzipan. I love the tartness of the luscious apricots with the sweet honey and marzipan. Fresh apricot is one of my favourite summer fruits. Its soft texture and floral flavour makes it a beautiful fruit to preserve. I occasionally makeRead 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

Lemon Poppy Seed Bostock

I love combining North American classics with French pastries! Bostock is simply a slice of brioche dipped in orange-scented syrup and baked with a layer of almond cream and sliced almonds on top. The sweet and cake-like bread with a nutty and crunchy almond topping is a bite of heaven. I love baking with citrus,Read more

Peanut Butter and Jelly Croissants

I make double-baked almond croissants at work everyday, they are one of the bakery’s best sellers. They are a staple of a French bakery, just like a regular croissant. The first time I had an almond croissant, it was like a revelation. A buttery croissant filled with a cake-like almond filling, topped with crunchy almondsRead more

Vanilla Rhubarb Mille-Feuille

I am enjoying the abundance of spring/summer fruits and vegetables, love this time of the year. It is  rhubarb season! Rhubarb is a wonderful ingredient often paired with strawberries or other fruits in desserts, but is not really a “fruit”. It is the extremely sour leaf stalks of a large perennial herb Rheum rhubarbarum. Its leaves are considered poisonous because of itsRead more

S’mores Éclairs – The S’mores Cookbook

S’mores is many people’s childhood favourite. They remind me summer family BBQ’s, because someone will always bring giant marshmallows to roasted at the end. I still remember the first time I had a roasted marshmallow, I thought it was the best caramelized sweet I’ve ever tasted. S’mores was the best part the BBQ, nothing canRead more

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