Toffee Matzoh

This is a long time family holiday favorite. Truth is, this is good any time of year. It is easy to make, delicious and will make your passover a holiday to remember. [more]

Jam Cake

From an old recipe book, “Old Time Recipes” : “Old fashioned jam cake with its fruity flavor is a treat that is hard to beat.” I remember my mom making this cake and how very … [more]

Chantilly Cream

This recipe comes from my Devil’s Food Cupcakes recipe but makes an excellent topping for all kinds of dishes from fresh berries to ice cream sundaes. It’s so versatile that I’ve … [more]

White Trash Toffee

I can’t even begin to imagine how this recipe began but butter, sugar, chocolate? I’m in! With its salty sweet goodness, this is a major crowd pleaser. [more]

Devil's Food Cupcakes

I think Devil’s food cupcakes are heavenly, despite their name. I used a #43 star tip to pipe/spread a chantilly cream frosting on my cupcakes. But the result was “over-the-top … [more]

Chocolate mousse

Truly one of my all time favorites, this dessert is all about lots of air and bowls. Even the French word mousse means “lather” or “foam”. Properly made, it is light, airy and dissolves into … [more]

Lavender Shortbread

If you grow lavender at home, you probably bake with it too. Here’s a good recipe for lavender shortbread. (Note: To optimize aesthetics, best to use a large-grained sugar for the … [more]

Go-Board Cookies

If you’re looking for something to bake for Father’s Day this Sunday…these cookies present really well. Happy Father’s Day, everbody. “Go” is a traditional board game played in a lot of … [more]

Creme Caramel

Creme caramel, or flan, is supposed to sit in the refrigerator overnight before any unmolding/serving/eating can begin. Refrigeration causes the caramel to harden/solidify and allows the custard to … [more]

Chocolate Glaze (for plating and decoration)

Have you ever wanted to drizzle chocolate sauce on a white dessert plate just for decoration? Then, try this recipe. I used this glaze to decorate the dessert I made in class, Gateau Paris-Brest … [more]

The Famous Brighton Chocolate Brownies

I ran a sandwich round during my time at university and the most popular thing on the menu were the Chocolate Brownies….not just any brownies, people used to literally fight their way to the … [more]

Fresh mint ice cream

Now I am no wuss, but on an occasion in 2001 when I was lucky enough to eat at Le Gavroche in London I wept into my food. Twice, actually. The first tears fell into my steamed scallops, the second … [more]

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons (Coconut)

There is something satisfying about these soft, chewy cookies and it only gets better with chocolate. Great for that afternoon break with tea. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. [more]

Banana-Strawberry Bread

This is a twist on the standard banana bread. The crumb on this bread is like a soft pound cake. I love eating this with cream cheese. This recipe makes 2 loaves. [more]

Pate a Choux

Pate a choux is a light pastry dough used to make sweet things (eg, cream puffs, eclairs, and profiteroles), as well as savory foods (eg, gougere). A photo of my finished product, cream puff, is … [more]

Apple Slice

My mum use to make this a lot and everyone loved it now that I have the recipe when ever I make it its gone in 5 minutes. There is no sugar in it and even though it has sour cream in it its still … [more]

Mille Feuille

Mille Feuille is French for “a thousand layers”. A photo of my finished product is shown at right. (Not quite a thousand layers but I tried…) [more]

Easy Chocolate Cake

This is a fast and easy chocolate cake that makes your whole kitchen smell wonderful when baking. I recall that when either my Mother or Grandmother were in a hurry, they would throw all the … [more]

Barbecued banana

The coals are dying down. The last remnants of charred meat are removed from the barbecue and you are wondering what to do with that glorious, fading heat. There is only one thing to do. Indulge … [more]

Sweet oatmeal dessert drink

I remember a friend making this dessert drink one night when we were teenagers … I thought it was a very peculiar concoction and wasn’t so much interested in it until I took a sip. I was … [more]

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