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

Salty White Chocolate Hazelnut Blueberry Cookies

I think the first time I baked a chocolate chip cookie was when I was in elementary school. I probably baked the recipe behind the Hershey’s Chipits package. I thought it tasted amazing the first time I had it fresh. But I always wondered how they make cookies chewy, you know, the big mass-produced ones sometimes foundRead more

Crème de Cassis Pear Hazelnut Tart

Jumping late on the Valentine’s Day baking band wagon this year, I am sharing a delicious and pretty tart recipe. This recipe was inspired by a recent plated dessert I made for an event at my workplace – the cassis hazelnut bostock with mascarpone cream, candied hazelnuts, and fresh blackberries. Catering events also means thereRead more

Blood Orange and Kumquat Hazelnut Tarts

  “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   Happy March! As I am easing into the spring season, I find myself enjoying the citrus bounty more than ever as my fruit basket is always filled with sweet oranges. It was like these brightRead more

Salted Chocolate Shortbread Wreaths with Hazelnuts

Another cookie recipe for the holidays! This recipe was inspired by Bon Apetit’s holiday issue cover, which features Craftsman and Wolve’s lavender shortbread wreaths. The wreaths are such beauties with the colourful candied flowers placed on the icing of each cookie. I concieved of this idea while trying to figure out a chocolate cookie recipeRead more

Mini Blueberry Galettes with Hazelnut Crumble

I feel very lucky to live in a place where I can enjoy beautiful locally grown blueberries every summer. I especially like baking with them since they are very versatile and freeze well, not to mention they are packed with great nutrients. Blueberries is one of those ingredients that you don’t have to be fuzzyRead more

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