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

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

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

Fresh Kiwifruit Tarts with Coconut White Chocolate Cream

Have you ever had a yellow-fleshed kiwifruit? The first time I’ve ever had one was a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, it was surprisingly juicy and sweet. Also, they are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, E, potassium, and fiber. Just cut, scoop & enjoy! I love the beautiful look of the seeds in the center, and their crunchyRead more

Toasted Rye Raspberry Rhubarb Pie

What is it about rhubarb? I used to find it tasting merely mediocre, but the more I bake with it, the more I have come to like it. Strawberry and rhubarb is a classic combination, I often make jam with them when they are in season. But there’s something I Iove about raspberry and rhubarb. The floral notesRead more

Roasted Strawberry Pound Cake

I love a good pound cake. Though I don’t recall when the last time I made one so good that I wanted to make again. I remember as a child when frozen food became increasingly popular, I’d see Sara Lee’s pound cake on TV commercials. Packaged in a disposable foil loaf pan and a striking redRead more

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