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

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. 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

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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

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. 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

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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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Baking and Sweet Endings

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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