German Apple-Almond Cake


A fellow baker at work tipped me off to this German apple cake. I filed it away to make for company because it sounded so good. This week, I finally had the chance and it was the star of Friday night dinner.

Apple Gingersnap Crumble


After our annual apple picking excursion at Watson Farms, our thoughts naturally turned to what to do with all of the Golden Delicious and Cortlands that we took home. I found this hearty crumble with warm gingerbread flavours, and made it twice.

Chocolate Dipped Honey Madeleines


For a more kid-friendly treat (but who doesn’t like pie???), I also made two dozen madeleines for a Rosh Hashanah lunch we were invited to. These were not great, although they did get finished after a few days.

Apple and Honey Financier Tart


For Rosh Hashanah this year, we were invited to some meals in Toronto. For a dinner, I made an enormous apple-honey challah that is always a crowd favorite. For after dinner, I made a tart with a short crust, filled with a layer of apple, and a financier batter.

Mint Chip Ice Cream


Earlier this spring, my daughter picked out a chocolate mint plant from Sheridan Nurseries. It’s grown quite bushy over the summer in its large pot on our deck, and we decided to use up some of it this week. Sadly, infusing it in cream did not bring out a lot of its flavour. ...

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