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Category of: Desserts

Chocolate cupcakes with espresso cream cheese frosting

February 9, 2020

I am still on a roll with the online photography challenge. Today’s submission was a tribute to Frida Khalo and we were asked to include something autobiographical, something that would tell the viewers about the person behind the camera. There were beautiful entries as always and since Khalo was known to paint her own images, many took that challenge and photographed themselves. Me? not in a million years. I submitted an image (below) of chocolate... View Article

Cinnamon sugar cakes

January 26, 2020

I baked these lovely little cakes to use in an image for the online food photography challenge I am participating in. It’s a lot of work producing all these images but I have been having fun with it, working in a community of creative foodies/photographers, making online friends and expanding my horizons. The little cakes were so delicious that I thought I’d share the recipe here. You can make a vegan version of it by... View Article

Marble Bundt Cake

December 22, 2019

Definitely baking season over here, cookies, brownies, cakes and breads. The fragrance wafts through the house and the aromas confirm it’s holiday season. This cake is simple and I use oil instead of butter. I like the moist texture it creates and it simplifies the process.

Pumpkin Pie

November 26, 2019

      I am more of an apple pie (tart, galette) kind of gal but since “Tis the Season”, pumpkin pie it is. I had leftover roasted pumpkin on hand so puréed it through a food mill for smooth texture. You need about 2 cups. You can use canned pumpkin if you don’t have fresh, I think it’s fine and many online recipe call for canned pumpkin. However, make the pastry yourself, please. It makes... View Article

French toast (a.k.a. Pain Perdu)

November 25, 2019

This is not something I make frequently but when I want it I want it and today was the day. Luckily I had good homemade bread that worked well with this, or get a beautiful challah bread, or a brioche if you are lucky. Otherwise, any good white bread would do. You can use whole wheat but this is not a health dish, it’s more like a rare treat. It’s best to leave the bread... View Article

Grilled chocolate sandwiches

November 15, 2019

    Who said it always has to be cheese? Crusty on the outside, warm and melty inside and beautifully bitter-sweet, these chocolate creations are easy to make and so good you will not stop at one. I make them on sourdough bread or baguette, not on a regular sandwich bread. The crispy, crusty grilled exterior is too delicious with the melted gooey chocolate inside. No recipe is needed as this much like making a grilled cheese... View Article

Espresso panna cotta

November 14, 2019

      Panna Cotta in Italian means cooked cream, which essentially, it is. It is a rather loose “pudding’, not set so hard that it is stiff, and should have a slight jiggle on the plate. Normally you would serve panna cotta un-moulded. This often requires dipping the molds in hot water to loosen it up and inverting it onto individual dessert plate. It takes some coordination and “hold your breath” moments, hoping that... View Article

Chocolate Bundt Cake

November 8, 2019

    Bundt cake is my go to cake for everyday “countertop cake”. I also make it when I have guests, so they can help themselves to a piece of cake without much ado. Usually the standard bundt pan is fine but recently I bought these beautiful cake pans by Nordic Ware and have been enjoying the interesting shapes they create. They also slide out of the pan with ease. I made a couple of... View Article

Canneles de Bordeaux

November 6, 2019

    These little beauties have a reputation of being very complicated to make. True, if you plan to use the bees wax the traditional Bordeaux method calls for greasing the inside of the molds. This did not appeal to me for some reason, although I did start with good intentions and went out and bought the wax (who knows if it’s the edible kind, I bought it at a candle shop). In any event,... View Article

Chocolate Ganache Truffles

November 5, 2019

  I had leftover ganache from something I made the other day so I indulged in a few truffles. I tripple rolled them first in honeycomb I had also made the other day, then in cocoa powder, and last in ground candied hazelnuts, one of my favouriote things to have on hand in the kitchen. My leftovers only made a few but her is a recipe to make more. You should keep them in the... View Article

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Plum Sauce and Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

October 31, 2019

  Ingredients: Tart pastry: 1 2/3 cups flour 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes (I put it in the freezer for 20 minutes). 2 egg yolks Place flour and sugar in the food processor and pulse to mix. Add the cold butter and pulse until the dough forms crumbs. Add the egg yolks and process until mixed in. If necessary add a tablespoon of water or so. Don’t wait... View Article

Fritters with Haskal Berry Sauce

October 30, 2019

Once autumn descends on our little town it puts me in the mood to fry things and one of the easiest things in this category is fritters. But there is a story to go with the recipe. Our local co-op One Big Table issued a challenge to submit recipes using two or more ingredients from the store. OBT is unique co-op dedicated to offering local produce and artisanal products from the Okanagan and surrounding area... View Article