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Medovik (Honey Cake)

By |January 23rd, 2024|0 Comments

Dating back more than 200 years, it is said the first honey cake was made by the personal chef of Czar Alexander I. With dozens of variations, this version by Kalyna Store baker [...]

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Cranberry Walnut Tassies

By |December 6th, 2023|0 Comments

Cranberries, the ruby-coloured jewels of the festive season, are typically harvested in the fall between late September and November. Their vibrant red colour makes them visually appealing in a variety of dishes like [...]

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Lunar Rhubarb Cake

By |July 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

I first saw this delicious pan cake years ago in one of Elizabeth Baird’s cookbooks; it’s a classic Canadian recipe proving there’s more to rhubarb than just pie. It’s a great way to [...]

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Italian Flourless Chocolate Cake

By |March 26th, 2023|0 Comments

There are several flourless chocolate cake recipes out there, but the addition of espresso powder really elevates this one. It’s dense and chocolate-y, but surprisingly light. Best served completely cooled with a dollop [...]

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Palet Breton

By |January 4th, 2023|0 Comments

Calgary's Black Sheep Patisserie is well known for its delightful and colourful croissants. But the fun doesn't stop there. The team was generous enough to share their recipe for Palets Breton, which roughly translates to Brittany Pucks. [...]

Shortbread Cookies

By |December 16th, 2022|1 Comment

If there’s one cookie that goes hand in hand with Christmas, it has to be shortbread cookies. Buttery and not overly sweet, they are easy to make and loved by everyone. They are great for the dessert table and a welcome addition at your cookie swap. Wrap them in a box and they make a delicious edible gift for friends or neighbours.

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Pecan Sandies

By |November 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

Buttery and nutty, pecan sandies are a popular and delicious holiday cookie. The rich shortbread is studded with chopped pecans that will melt in your mouth. A hint of cinnamon gives these cookies a [...]

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Doupe Family Pumpkin Pie

By |November 14th, 2022|0 Comments

They say history is written by victors, and the victors were almost always men. Herstory is often lost to us, except perhaps in the recipe books, boxes, clippings and cards handed down from mother [...]

Cheese Rolls

By |October 15th, 2022|0 Comments

With the transition into Fall, we are craving comfort. Cheese rolls make the perfect comfort food. The soft dough is made with eggs and is buttery and fluffy. Cheddar cheese and spices are found [...]

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Pumpkin Muffins

By |October 9th, 2022|0 Comments

Fall and cooler weather have one thing in common; pumpkin-spice season. From pumpkin flavoured beer and spiced cookies, to candles and cakes, this seasonal flavour has become an annual occurrence that we can't get [...]

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Rough Puff Pastry

By |July 23rd, 2022|1 Comment

Almost all my favourite desserts involve pastry: my mother’s apple pie with its crisp shortcrust; cream-filled, chocolate-covered choux pastry buns; the simplicity of tarte citron with melt-in-the-mouth buttery pâte sucrée and the crisp, delicate [...]

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Dutch Oliebollen

By |June 30th, 2022|1 Comment

Today’s modern doughnut dates all the way back to the 1700s when Dutch settlers first introduced “olykoeks” or “oily cakes” to Manhattan, known as New Amsterdam at the time. Traditionally served on New Year’s [...]

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By |December 5th, 2021|1 Comment

Holiday Beauties Though the focus of celebratory holiday meals tends to be the large, protein-heavy, Norman Rockwell-esque roasts that are dramatically presented and carved at the table, I love the elaborate desserts we tend [...]

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Honey Butter Cake

By |October 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Story and photos by Nyakong Yang, Yang Confections Since we’re celebrating honey this month, we’ve recruited a set of sweet siblings to help us with our harvest issue Masterclass. Nyakong (20) and Kuerengke (14) [...]

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By |July 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

As the daughter and daughter-in-law of Dutch immigrants, I know a thing or two about sweet treats. Speculaas cookies, boterkoek, oliebollen – the Dutch certainly are passionate about sweet indulgences. But it’s the Australian [...]

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Chewy Lemon Cookies

By |January 23rd, 2021|1 Comment

Chewy Lemon Cookies are packed with big, bold flavours highlighting fresh lemon juice and zest offering a chewy, soft, memorable bite. One of our favourite cookbooks to read when we are looking for citrus [...]

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Jamaican-style Dark Fruitcake

By |December 17th, 2020|0 Comments

I’ve never understood the near-universal distaste for fruitcake — how it has become a much-ridiculed physical representation of the gaudiness of the holidays. I blame the candied cherries, particularly those neon green ones — [...]

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By |December 2nd, 2020|1 Comment

I’ve never understood the near-universal distaste for fruitcake — how it has become a much-ridiculed physical representation of the gaudiness of the holidays. I blame the candied cherries, particularly those neon green ones — [...]