Just Back….

Just back from almost a month of travel.I was fortunate to visit Munich & Area in Germany. Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena, Malaga, & Cadiz in Spain. Bridgetown in Barbados and Toronto on the way home to Vancouver.One of my guilty pleasures is to shop in bookstores and supermarkets when I am out of the country.On this... Continue Reading →


Sour Cherry Danish Braid

If you have been following over the last week you must have known this was coming. Sour Cherry Danish Braid.I have made this in the past with canned cherry pie filling and it was pretty good. It must be better with home made sour cherry filling.I used a recipe in Baking with Julia to bring... Continue Reading →

Danish Pastry Dough

I have been following Joe Pastry for about a year now. He has some great tips and history on baking.With reading a blog like Joe Pastry it was inevitable that I would need to make pastry. So Danish pastry it was. It had to be at least 10 years since the last time I made... Continue Reading →

Almond Filling

To go with the Sour Cherry Filling I made the other day I searched for a recipe for an almond filling.I found one in Baking With Julia. I was inspired by this recipe. A pretty awesome book.Almond FillingFor this recipe I used: 1 Cup of sliced Almonds 1/2 Cup of Icing Sugar2 Tablespoons of Unsalted... Continue Reading →

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 recipes I... Continue Reading →

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 waste... Continue Reading →

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.Peanut Butter... Continue Reading →

New Posting Day – Wednesday

Thanks for checking in today. I am moving my usual Tuesday post to Wednesdays.Please come back tomorrow for my posting on Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sandwiches.In the meantime, please consider: - not missing a post by subscribing here- following me on twitter : @holidaybakerman- following me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HolidayBakerMan- following me on pinterest: pinterest.com/bakerdudeI always... Continue Reading →

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 HerePart 2 HerePart 3 HerePart 4 HereBuilding on my progress in part 4 I decided to try the Italian meringue again. This time I would use a mixing bowl and my hand blender rather... Continue Reading →

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