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

Peanut Butter and Jelly Croissants

I make double-baked almond croissants at work everyday, they are one of the bakery’s best sellers. They are a staple of a French bakery, just like a regular croissant. The first time I had an almond croissant, it was like a revelation. A buttery croissant filled with a cake-like almond filling, topped with crunchy almondsRead more

Strawberry Basil Cake with Vanilla Cream

Cakes are so celebratory, which is the perfect reason to make one to celebrate mother’s day. This cake is actually a shout-out to one of my first popular posts back in 2011, the Strawberry Shortcake: my version. It was a cake inspired by the popular Japanese style strawberry shortcake. Back in 2011, blogging was a meansRead more

Fresh Berry Tart with Almond Cream and Fruit Preserves

The summer provides us with so many fresh delicious berries it is hard not to make a dessert out of them. Decorating with fresh edible flowers just makes the tarts look so seasonal and summery. You can choose any kind of fresh fruit you prefer, seasonal fruits work well because they have the best flavour andRead more

I Heart Canada: Almond Shortbread Sandwiches

I can’t believe it’s the end of June and we’re heading into July (finally with some sunny weather in Vancouver). July 1st is also Canada Day! Though I was not born in Canada, I’ve lived here most of my life, I can say that I a proud Canadian! I was shopping for baking ingredients earlierRead more

Strawberry Jam Cheesecake

This recipe was taken from a cute Japanese baking cookbook. I just love the rustic quality of the design and photos of the book. The format of the book is like a journal with lined pages inside. The author has a “website”. There’s not much information on there, so I am better off just readingRead more

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