This week’s baking experiment involved lots of apple turnovers! I ended up making two batches, the first of which was a little disappointing. After some minor modifications, the second batch turned out much better!
Here’s something new I learned this week – savoury cream puffs are a thing! These dill and cheddar cheese puffs are called a gougère, a baked savoury choux pastry mixed with cheese. I feel like I should have known about this sooner, but I guess better late than never, right?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If I was forced to choose only one sweet treat to eat for the rest of my days, it would be a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. So you can imagine my excitement about the prospect of an entire stack of chocolate chip cookies crafted into a stunning cake!
If you’ve never made cobbler before, you’re really missing out. It’s a magical and underrated dessert, perfect for any occasion. It takes little time to prepare and is a great way to make use of all sorts of fresh seasonal fruit.
We’ve had zucchini growing non-stop this summer. I can’t even estimate how many pounds of zucchini we’ve harvested from our one small plant. We’ve sautéed it, roasted it, grilled it, added it to soups, stews and sauces and it still keeps growing. I’d been running out of ideas on what to make with it, when someone suggested I should bake some zucchini bread.
These raspberry chocolate brownies combine two of my favourite things – chocolate and raspberries! Better yet, they take less than 15 minutes to throw together, and the recipe can be easily halved. Although I’m not sure why you would ever want to consider making a smaller batch…
There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire making s’mores. It’s a beautiful ritual – laying out the graham crackers and carefully balancing a perfect square of chocolate on top. Then the anticipation of slowly roasting a big marshmallow, rotating it carefully, close to the flames, watching and waiting until its perfectly golden on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Happy Pride Week Everyone! There have been loads of activities and events happening around Vancouver this week, and on Thursday, my company hosted a pride potluck lunch for all the staff in the office. For my contribution, I decided to make this massive six layer rainbow cake!
This week has been a hot one. I was out grocery shopping after work one day and I couldn’t resist making an impulse purchase of a big box of popsicles. I didn’t even wait until I was home before opening the box and eating one, hoping it would cool me down a bit on the walk.