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

Cookies for Santa – one recipe, three ways

Growing up in an Chinese family, we’ve never prepared for Santa’s big arrival every year. Not until moving to Canada that I learned about Santa, cookies, milk, gifts, and chimneys. Well, there’s a first time for everything, right? Baking can sometimes be therapeutic, just need to enjoy the process and its delicious outcome. When I feelRead more

No-knead Pine Nut Cherry Harvest Bread

Whenever I am craving bread, I tend to turn to the kitchen and make my own because I get to add whatever I want in it. For this bread I used pine nuts and dried cherries, which I found is such a great flavour combination. Of course, you can make a version of your own by changingRead more

Blackberry and Rose Roulade

I made my first fresh berry roulade when I was an exchange student in Japan, it was a recipe that came with the microwave and convection oven that I bought. “Roll cake” as they call it in Japan is a very popular treat, you can buy them at any supermarket or even at convenience stores. IRead 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

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