Sour Cherry Filling

The one pie, tart, cake, or turnover filling I love best is Sour Cherry. Its one of those flavours we rarely has as a kid. I had some sour cherries in the deep freeze that I needed to use so I decided to try my hand at a sour cherry filling. After reading some old…

Buttermilk (Powder) Biscuits

On buttermilk…. Buttermilk is one of those things I just don’t have in my kitchen. We don’t drink it, we rarely make pancakes or anything else that uses buttermilk. Here in Vancouver, buttermilk is sold locally in 1 liter container. Usually a recipe will call for less than a cup leaving a lot of potential…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sandwiches

Now that I had experimented a couple of times and had a good batch of Swiss Buttercream I needed to do something with it! I decided I would make it into a peanut butter filling for chocolate chip cookies. For the cookie recipe I used Martha Stewart’s – Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe….

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Macarons – Part 5 – Eureka!

Yet another trial in my quest for a perfect macaron. If you have been following, this is trial number 5. Part 1 Here Part 2 Here Part 3 Here Part 4 Here Building on my progress in part 4 I decided to try the Italian meringue again. This time I would use a mixing bowl…

Macarons – Part 4 – i ♥ macarons

Still working towards an elusive perfect macaron I decided to put my 3 previous unsuccessful experiences (found here, here, and here) behind me an start again. By the time I got to this point I had watched the Great British Bake Off Season 1 and had seen success with the Italian meringue method of macarons….

Macarons – Part 3 – i ♥ macarons

So now I have tried the MS recipe twice (here and here), and the recipe did not turn out. I am thinking it might be my proximity to water, but I am not sure. In my travels in the past year I picked up a small book called “i ♥ macarons” by Hisako Ogita. This…

Macarons – Part 2

Just after I moved to the new place last year, I committed myself to successfully making a macaron. Since then I made one attempt. I failed – tasted OK but still failed. It wasn’t until this year that I got the time to try again. So, again, I try the Martha Stewart Recipe for Macaron’s…

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I needed a filling for some upcoming projects. I needed a filling that would be stable – out of the fridge – and tasty. Swiss Meringue seemed like it would fit the bill but I had never made it. I have to say,  for cakes, I do prefer French Butter Cream – and it takes…

Asparagus Tart

And now for something a little different – Asparagus Tart. This is a favorite appetizer to make. It’s quick, easy and so tasty. I discovered frozen asparagus just before I made it this time. I originally saw this recipe on TV and it has since been published in Every Day Food’s – Great Food Fast….

Kanelbullar – Cinnamon Buns

Pretty much every home baker wants to make cinnamon buns. They smell wonderful and taste great. When I was in Sweden a couple of years ago I managed to have a few great Kanelbullar or cinnamon buns. There are not a lot of recipes out there for Swedish Kanelbullar, so finding one that works was…

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

From my previous posts on Meyer Lemons, Meyer Lemon Curd & Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake, you know I had a bunch of Meyer Lemons to use up. What next? My quest for a great pound cake came into the picture too. I had tried a pound cake earlier in the year with limited success. Searching…