Orange Blossom Madeleines

The trick to the madeleine’s characteristic bump is a chilled batter and cold madeleine pan. But bump or no bump, these classic shell-shaped teacakes are dainty and absolutely lovely with tea or coffee.

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a casual and simple dessert from Limousin, south central France.  It’s a rustic dessert, eggy and dense, made of dark cherries baked in a custard. Despite its less than artful appearance, it’s absolutely delicious and so stupendously easy–eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, almond extract are combined and the batter then poured over the…

Lemon Ricotta Yoghurt Tea Cake with Cranberries

Fall is officially here. The trees have turned, the air is crisp, and all my sweaters have been unearthed from under my bed, all ready for their weekly rotation. It’s perfect. So now we have cranberries.Tart, rosy, crisp cranberries. They will soon be making their way into stuffings and sauces for holiday dinners or used…

Montreal: Kem CoBa

Kem CoBa is an artisanal ice-cream shop in the ever so hip neighbourhood of Mile End, Montreal. It’s next to Fairmount Bagel, a great tactical move on the owners’ part, and serves up a wide range of flavours from around the world with a slight bent towards Southeast Asia. Between my three friends and I,…

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake

I had Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake! And it was good. The secret is to line up at eight in the morning. EIGHT IN THE MORNING. Even then, my friend only waited a mere 45 minutes — as opposed to the minimum two hours. So there you go, that was a pro-tip for your next attempt at…

Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

If you follow Canadian food blogger Tara O’Brady’s Instagram account, you probably already know about these amazing chocolate chip cookies she’s perfected for her first book, Seven Spoons: My Favourite Recipes for Any and Every Day Cooking. Despite my history of drop cookie failures — my cookies were either hard balls of dough OR complete softies…

A few favourites for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming! I’ve dug into my old blog’s archive to find some of my favourite recipes. What will you make? Dutch Baby Pancakes: Regular pancakes are nice, but kinda boring. Change it up with an eggy German-style pancake. For a cuter presentation, make them in muffin pans for individual mini pancakes. [Recipe.] Cheesy…