May 2014

May on Planet Byn

May 31, 2014 Monthly Recaps
Taco Farm

Well, this month started off with your friend Byn dodging a huge bullet over here: JURY DUTY. Thank goodness for that because it left the month open for lots of fun: I took a little lunchtime adventure to Tabule on Queen East as Carole‘s been raving about their falafel for a while now. We met […]

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S’mores Rice Krispie Squares

May 29, 2014 Bars & Squares

For our second recipe of Janelle week, we’re having S’mores Rice Krispie Squares. I’m a sucker for anything involving the holy trinity of milk chocolate, graham and toasted marshmallow, and so is Janelle. I made these for two reasons: 1) She was mad at me because I got a new job and will be transferring […]

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Brownie Brittle

May 27, 2014 Brownies & Blondies
Brownie Brittle Package

It’s Janelle week on Planet Byn! Who’s Janelle, you ask? She’s one of my favourite co-workers and friends, and she LOVES treats. She also has an identical twin, which I find endlessly fascinating, and two super cute little daughters. Now personally, I’m the type of a person who will always choose a centre piece, or […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Cake

May 25, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Bananas Cake Slices

When you see a Baked layer cake on the Baked Sunday Morning schedule, you really have to evaluate your life and decide if you have time to bake it, and can fit it into your schedule. It also helps to find a family event or someone’s birthday on your calendar to give you an excuse […]

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Wrecking Ball Birthday Cake

May 14, 2014 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Wrecking Ball Birthday Cake

It’s not what you think! Try to get that song out of your head. This was my 5-year-old nephew’s request for his birthday cake this year, or more specifically “a wrecking ball wrecking a building”. It has nothing to do with you-know-who, and everything to do with his love of trucks, construction sites and dirt […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Lemon & Black Pepper Quiche

May 11, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Lemon & Black Pepper Quiche

I usually love quiche; buttery, flaky crust, rich custard, and delicious filling combinations. Unfortunately this quiche was not for me, and was borderline inedible. I re-read the recipe both during and after baking just to make sure I made it correctly. I did. It’s gross. My Mom and I ate this for lunch today and […]

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Tres Leches Cake

May 5, 2014 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Tres Leches Cake

I’ve been giving Tres Leches Cake the side-eye for years now. In theory, it always sounded good: a vanilla sponge cake, soaked with a mixture of three different kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream. In reality, I was convinced it was actually just a soggy mess, and I think I’ve bought the stuff to […]

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Mango Swirl Cheesecake {Gastropost Mission #101}

May 3, 2014 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Mango Swirl Cheesecake

The first time I made this cheesecake was either 2002 or 2003. I think I made it for Easter and it was an absolute disaster. I remember it leaked all over the bottom of the oven, resulting in a smoke filled kitchen. I remember the mangoes I used weren’t quite ripe enough, which I didn’t […]

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