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

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

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