Citrus Earl Grey Tart

I love baking with the citrus family.¬†Every spring I make a citrus dessert to “celebrate” the commencement of this wonderful season.¬†This year’s winter in Vancouver has been colder and longer than usual, hopefully it will brighten up soon like the colours of this dessert.¬†I love citrus tones in desserts because they add a very refreshingRead 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

Guava Lemon Tart

If I had a list of top ten desserts, the classic French tarte au citron would be one of them. It is simply a buttery pastry shell filled with a rich and tart lemon curd. The contrast of crumbly and silky textures, and sweet and tart flavours are just irresistible. How can I make somethingRead more

Simple Lemon Orange Teacake

Every now and then I crave something tart and lemony, usually a lemon tart (no pun intended) or a lemon bar will do. This time I wanted a lemon loaf. I used to love the ones they sold at Starbucks, except I wasn’t fond of the icing. And the usual lemon poppy seed loaf fromRead more

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies

Happy February! After the holiday madness at work and at home, I travelled for two weeks in January to London and Paris for sightseeing, to visit a friend, and to take a pastry course. Upon returning home, I jumped right back to work. I needed a break, I would spend my days off doing nothing at home, justRead more

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