Archive of posts from March 2018

    Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake


    Around this time of year, I scan Twitter and other baking sites for desserts that don’t use any flour, as potential candidates for Passover desserts. Depending on your family beliefs, adherence to kashrut, and other “reasons”, some ingredients, such as cornstarch, may not be ...

    Red Bean Porridge (紅豆粥)


    Once in a while, I get a craving for a Chinese dessert soup. And during the recent lunar new year, it was as good an occasion as any to make one of my favourites. Despite years of encouragement and convincing, no one else in my immediate family has acquired a taste for a sweet...

    Almond-Crust Hamantaschen


    I didn’t grow up eating hamantaschen, and have never really acquired a taste for it. Sometimes they’re buttery, sometimes they’re made with vegetable shortening, sometimes with cream cheese. The fillings range from Nutella (kid pleaser), to apricot (traditional) to poppy s...