Baking and Sweet Endings

Baking and Sweet Endings

Sticky Toffee Puddings

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Another one of those “pudding” discoveries made while on vacation in London! We liked it so much that I made them for dessert on Christmas Day. They can be made ahead, or even frozen. Even the sauce can be made ahead or frozen! Just so […]

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Blueberry Orange Muffins

I wish I could count how many hundreds of these I baked when I was a corporate chef! They were in great demand! One of the executives would always ask that some be set aside for her for later! I think making a double batch of muffins is a great idea for storing in the freezer, ready for […]

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Poached Pears

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. An excellent, light dessert with pears poached in wine and spices. Love the juices! Makes 4 Servings 4 Bosc pears, peeled & cored, seeds removed (a melon baller is a good tool for this) Juice of ½ a lemon or more to taste 2 Tbsp. […]

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Mocha Custards

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Don’t you just love the combination of coffee and chocolate, I know I do! I like this dessert a lot because you can do it the day before and because it tastes really good to boot! Makes 6 Servings ¾ cup sugar 8 large egg […]

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Cranberry Pistachio Blondies

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A particular favourite of mine! These tasty squares ending up on a lot of “goodie” trays for many of the “sandwich lunches” I catered. Easy to make and even easier to eat! Makes An 8” Square Cake Pan Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease […]

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Anne’s Apple Crisp

A favourite old fashioned dessert but just as good as it always was! Anne gave me this recipe ages ago, who knows where it comes from. I got to use our own apples to make it! Great with ice-cream! Makes 4 – 6 Servings For The Crisp: 4 apples, peeled, cored & sliced ¼” thick […]

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Microwave Lemon Curd

A gift from the lemon curd gods for sure! I use this lemon curd as a filling for Phyllo Cups with blueberries, or for individual tarts using frozen prebaked tart shells. If you have time on your hands, make individual phyllo cups using mini muffin pans! For the blueberries I will often substitute lime zest for lemon […]

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English Lemon Tart

Continuing the research on tarts, perhaps to the detriment of some waistlines but for a really good cause! We love lemon & fruit desserts in our house neither of us are big into chocolate for some reason, besides, it’s a good way to get my husband to eat fruit. I know what you’re thinking, what planet […]