Snickerdoodles

The first time I told Keith I was making Snickerdoodles, he thought that I’d just made up a word. Somehow, both of us had made it 30+ years without eating (or even hearing of!) snickerdoodles. Then I had one, and ohhhh boy was I hooked. There was something about the strange, subtle bite that the…

Whoopie! (Pies)

I’m not sure how I’ve gone my whole life without eating a Whoopie Pie but wow these are good. Credit for this recipe goes to MengBakes, one of my favourite Toronto bakers. She made them for PiDay, and they looked so delicious so I had to give them a try. Plus, this was as good…

Matzah doesn’t have to be boring

I’m cutting to the chase here folks. Pesach (Passover) is my favourite Jewish holiday. I love the food, the family time, the rituals. It’s just great. Yes, I love the food, including the matzah! But matzah doesn’t have to be boring, tasteless and overpriced. Because honestly, it is┬áThe. Easiest. Recipe. Ever. Super customizable, done in…

Blood Orange Cheesecake

I’ve been eyeing the blood oranges at our local grocery store for a while now. Their colour is just so striking, and I knew I needed to do something with them. Turns out, I did a few things, and this is the first one. Everyone likes cheesecake, but sometimes cheesecake can just be too much,…

Salted Caramel Mocha Cake (featuring your new go-to chocolate cake)

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cake recipe. A versatile cake that you can put with anything, serve anytime, and will hold up each time. This is mine. It’s the one I used on The Great Canadian Baking Show, and it’s the one that makes it into most of my layer cakes. It’s intensely chocolatey, not…

Red. Velvet. Cinnamon. Buns.

I feel like nothing really needs to be said beyond the title. What more can I say? Red Velvet Cinnamon Buns. Oh ya, how about Valrhona chocolate chunks, and cream cheese icing? This started off as a birthday breakfast, and is pulling double duty as a Valentine’s Day brunch. The buns themselves are soft and…

A surprising classic

I know what you’re thinking – lemon poppyseed cake? Really? Yes, really. It is really not possible to overstate how good this cake is. Simple and understated, this little cake packs a massively oversized punch. This is the “Lemon and Poppy seed cake (National Trust version)” from Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh’s new book, Sweet….