Archive of posts from December 2014

    Oatmeal Muffins (Cook’s Illustrated)


    We’ve been eating a lot of toast for breakfast recently, so it was time to restock the freezer with some baked goods. I was surprised to find out that I’d never tried these muffins before. And while they were unmistakably full of oatmeal, sometimes, you can have too much of a ...

    Perfect Brownies (Yvonne Ruperti)


    For a Christmas lunch we were invited to, I wanted to make something more child friendly than cheesecake, i.e. something with chocolate. Brownies were the obvious choice. I don’t have a go-to recipe, so I looked for something that was easy to make as I would be in my in-laws’ ...

    Lemon Cheesecake


    We’re in Montreal for a few days to see my new niece. We’ve been invited to a Christmas lunch at which I was asked to make a dessert featuring lemon curd. Tartlets or lemon bars would be the easy thing to make, but I decided on a cheesecake.

    Orange-Olive Oil Cake


    Our Hanukkah celebrations this year have involved many other families, mostly in the form of potlucks. So I didn’t need to make any dessert as other people brought doughnuts, unlike past years. Still, I wanted to make something I hadn’t made before using olive oil, and produ...

    Chocolate Waffles


    If there’s one thing my son will always eat, it’s anything made with chocolate. This past Saturday for breakfast, we made a crowd-pleasing batch of chocolate waffles.

    Chocolate Cherry Scones


    After eating breakfast at The Scone Witch in Ottawa recently, I came back to Toronto wanting to bake my own scones. Fortunately, the Bouchon book offered an irresistible recipe.