Tag: Desserts

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

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Blueberry Cake Topped With Almonds

The local blueberries are in! Have I been busy or what, making all sorts of wonderful things with them. This is an easy cake to put together, is really, really good and could be served for dessert, with afternoon coffee

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Rhubarb Parfaits With Gingersnap Crumble

An utterly delicious layering of flavours….love it! Adjust the sugar to your taste and the tartness of the rhubarb. Makes 4 Servings 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 Tbsp. 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter ¾ cup

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Red Wine Cherry Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A terrific sauce for pannacotta or ice-cream or whatever else might come to mind! I think I’ll give it a try on waffles! You will need to use frozen pitted

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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

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Anne’s Apple Crisp

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

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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

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Phyllo Cups

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I find these to be an extremely handy thing to have on hand. They store well in the freezer and can be used for sweet fillings and savoury fillings. Not

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English Lemon Tart

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

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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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