Category: Baking and Sweet Endings

Torta di Ricotta (Ricotta Tart)

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Lovely, delicately flavoured with orange rind; it’s delicious! Don’t worry about the dough falling apart a bit when you are fitting it into the springform pan, simple patch it together

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Apple Pear Pie With Streusel Topping

My post “English Tarts aka A Bunch of Tarts” mentions that I researched and tested various tart recipes. I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t like apple pie. This time I thought it would be fun to change up the crust

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Canterbury Apple Tart

The first installment in my English Tart series.  All I can say is this is an absolutely addictive tart and may become the go to choice for Thanksgiving dinner!  The Bramley Seedlings and  the dessert apples came from the Denman Island

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Walnut Shortbread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. In my former chef life, we made all sorts of cookies, probably by the thousands! These ones have long been a favourite! Nice and delicate. I especially like to serve

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English Bakewell Tart

While in London last fall, I simply had to find a Bakewell Tart! Crazy, but there you are. I thought we had found one in a bakery, but it turned out that either their interpretation was not what is considered a

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I love baking with buttermilk; everything seems to bake up so beautifully! As a special treat, I like to serve the cake with Lavender Cream.** You can change up the

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Raspberries With Lavender Cream

The only reason I decided to make this a few years ago is that we have both raspberries and lavender in our garden and I thought it sounded intriguing. Well…needless to say, the combination of the two is a marriage

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Strawberries; those luscious, red, juicy, locally grown berries just waiting to become something wonderful. I used to make a jam that I called “Strubarb.” I really love the combination of

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Mom’s Banana Bread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My mother made this a lot when we were kids. God knows where she got the recipe, but it is still my favourite. She always spread a little butter on

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Mom’s Sponge Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This sponge cake can be used for many things, including Strawberry Shortcake, a big hit in our house when I was a kid! During the strawberry season it was always

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