Pies & Tarts

Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Banana Tart

August 24, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Banana Tart

This is actually a Baked Monday Night instead of a Baked Sunday Morning, but there’s another interesting twist here. See, I kind of cheated. I usually don’t read anyone else’s posts until I’ve written and posted my own, because I don’t want to be influenced by other opinions on whatever we’ve made. But today I […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Easy Candy Bar Tart

July 6, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Easy Candy Bar Tart

As much as I love baking my way through Baked Elements with the Baked Sunday Morning team, I noticed something strange today. Everything we’ve been making from this book lately has been brown or beige. There’s nothing wrong with that as it usually means chocolate or caramel is involved, but it’s a such a contrast […]

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Rhubarb Remix: Rhubarb Custard Pie

June 24, 2014 Pies & Tarts
Rhubarb Custard Pie

I’ve been waiting a whole year to make this pie! This is what happens when your baking BFF lives on the West coast and her rhubarb season comes AFTER yours. By the time Danielle made this last summer and raved about it to me, rhubarb season was finished in Ontario, so onto my Pinterest board […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Classic Crème Brûlée with Caramelized Brown Sugar

March 16, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Creme Brulee

  I never order Crème Brûlée when I’m out, but I know people who must have it if they see it on a menu. Sure, I like it, but it’s not something I ever crave, or feel the need to make at home. Of course, for this week’s Baked Sunday Morning, I made an exception. I […]

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Dark Chocolate Pudding with White Chocolate Mint Whipped Cream {Gastropost Mission #91}

February 22, 2014 Gastropost
Mint Cookies & Cream Pudding

Gastropost asked us a tough question this week: Vanilla or Chocolate? I think it’s an easy answer. Do you ever find yourself with an intense craving for vanilla? No, I don’t think so. And that is why I’m on Team Chocolate. You’ll never find me taking shots of vanilla extract out of the bottle, but […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Bourbon Tart

January 19, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Bourbon Tart

This week’s Baked Sunday Morning recipe is a Chocolate Whiskey Tart from the Booze section of Baked Elements. Some of the recipes in this chapter call for whiskey and some use bourbon, which let me to the following question: wtf is the difference? I did some google research, and my conclusion can basically be summed […]

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Blueberry Lattice Top Pie

August 7, 2013 Pies & Tarts
Blueberry Lattice Top Pie

  Last Summer when Danielle was visiting, we caught an episode of Bake with Anna Olson, where Anna proceeded to blow our pie-making minds. Every belief we had about pastry making was challenged. After hearing for my entire pie-making-life that everything has to be freezing cold, especially the butter, Anna said it was okay if […]

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Fresh Strawberry Tart {Gastropost Mission #60}

July 19, 2013 Gastropost
Fresh Strawberry Tart

I was so, so excited to be featured as the Mission Inspiration for this week’s Gastropost Berry Delicious Mission! My passion/obsession for local Ontario fruit just gets stronger every year, and even though it’s hard to pick a favourite, I think strawberries come out on top! Here’s what I had to say: I wait all […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie {Gastropost Mission #58}

July 12, 2013 Gastropost
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

Our Gastropost Mission a couple of weeks ago was to “Raise a Red Flag” and eat something red for Canada Day. This coincided with an invitation to a barbecue at fellow Gastroposter Libby’s house, and well, wouldn’t you be happy if I showed up at your door with this? Here’s what I had to say: […]

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Pavlova with Lemon Curd & Strawberries + Mother’s Day Dinner {Gastropost Mission #51}

May 23, 2013 Gastropost
Mother

Mom’s choice for her Mother’s Day dinner this year was “some type of chicken casserole type thing and whatever else you think would be good”. Isn’t that the best, most easygoing dinner guest? Love it. I translated her request into the following menu: Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole (this recipe from Annie’s Eats with white […]

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