Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts

February 14, 2017 Cookies
Linzer Hearts

I think I’m ready to declare that Valentine’s Day is my favourite baking holiday, or at least tied with Easter. There’s no pressure, no expectations, and if I can spread some love with treats, well that’s my joy in life anyway. I haven’t blogged my Valentine’s Day baking in the past, with the exception of these […]

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Hazelnut Dacquoise

May 25, 2016 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing
Hazelnut Daquoise

A few weeks ago I found an old plastic file folder at home that was full of recipes torn out of magazines in the pre-Pinterest days. I don’t think I had opened it over a year, but dumped it out to find about 80% of the recipes were from the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Nutella Scones

January 31, 2016 Baked Sunday Mornings
Nutella Scones

Today the rest of the BSM crew is making Chinese Five Spice Scones for Chinese New Year. I actually bought the five-spice powder and sesame seeds last week, but just wasn’t feeling it. Five-spice powder is no joke: cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and pepper. It’s STRONG. I’m not the biggest fan of cloves, and I […]

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Espresso & Hazelnut Biscotti {The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014}

December 15, 2014 Cookies
Espresso & Hazelnut Biscotti

I had a lot of fun participating in the The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap last year, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it again this December. I knew I would be preparing for a trip to NYC the week of the shipping deadline, plus trying to get a head start on […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Tunnel of Hazelnut Fudge Cake

September 28, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Tunnel of Hazelnut Fudge

We’re down to the last five recipes in Baked Elements, and our challenge this week is a Tunnel of Hazelnut Fudge Cake. Where’s the other half of the cake, you say? Here it is! Despite using my non-stick bundt pan and spraying the hell out of it, my cake still got stuck! I used an […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

May 5, 2013 Baked Sunday Mornings
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

I’ve been fairly neutral on the whole Nutella issue for most of my eating career. Ours was not a Nutella household growing up, but it was a fixture at my childhood friend Jennifer’s house. Whenever I slept over, we always had toast with butter and Nutella for breakfast. Sometimes one of my housemates in university would […]

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Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

September 8, 2010 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

All signs point to Fall. My nephew started Senior Kindegarten yesterday, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks, and TIFF starts this week.  I am actually super excited for Fall this year, and to get back into cooking dinners. I hate turning on the oven/standing over the stove when it’s 45 out with the […]

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