Baking and Sweet Endings

Baking and Sweet Endings

Blueberry Pie

Just picked up a box of fresh blueberries from  Gelderman’s Farms so it’s all blue this week! I always prefer to use glass pie plates as they give such a nice crisp crust! Makes Enough For One 9” Pie Prepared pie dough for a 2 crust pie; either your favourite crust or see below for the […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

English Treacle Tart

Who knew? Whenever I would hear or read about this tart I would get all shivery thinking it would be unbearably sweet! One day, not long after returning from a trip to London, England, throwing caution to the wind, I decided to try & make one. It’s lovely! Nice & lemony & not overly sweet! […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

A Really Good Coffee Cake

I just made this coffee cake again, it’s my go to recipe. The sour cream gives the cake a nice crumb. Can hardly wait to make a cup of coffee and have a slice. It freezes very well too! Cinnamon-Nut Topping (recipe below) 2 ¼ cups sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. each […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This cake just screams Christmas season; chocolate, cranberries and orange. Perfect with a cup of coffee! And…you can make it ahead and tuck into the freezer. Makes a 9” Tube or Bundt Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 Tbsp. orange juice 1 Tbsp. grated […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Saturday mornings in late October and November means a trip to Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in search of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The colours are awesome! With the backdrop of the Coast Mountains on occasion receiving a snowfall, it’s simply gorgeous!  I have always poached pears in white wine, but decided to change things up […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Halloween Nanaimo Bars

Ok, who doesn’t like Nanaimo Bars??? I store them in the fridge or freezer so they are nice and cold.  They just seem better that way, at least as far as I’m concerned!  Here’s a discovery I made:  they don’t freeze solid!  Midnight cravings are calling! The middle layer is both orange flavoured and lightly tinted orange, […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

An easy to make cake that is moist, light and full of the fall spices we all love so much! In my books, if it’s made with buttermilk then I’m sold! Makes A 9” Square Pan 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 cup tinned pumpkin or homemade puree** ½ each vegetable oil & […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Zucchini Parmesan Bread

It’s nearing the end of summer…and with that comes the ultimate question, what the heck am I going to do with all this zucchini?  Well, here’s a quick bread that would be delicious with a salad or soup or toasted up for breakfast. Makes 1 Loaf 3 cups unbleached flour, you can use a little […]