Archive of posts from November 2019

    Lemon Squares, French Style


    Few treats are better than a lemon square. I think they have the perfect blend of tart-sweet flavour and soft-crumbly texture. There are so many variations, and I’m intrigued by them all. This version, which features an almond crumble strewn over the curd, and a variation inv...

    Apple Kuchen (Apple-Custard Tourte)


    A lemony short crust, custard filling, and heaps of apples: they all sounded good together. We were attending a potluck and offered to bring a dessert, and this kuchen, from a trusted author, fit the bill for being impressive and homey. Alas, it was a bit of a disappointment a...

    Apple and Olive Oil Cake with Maple Frosting


    For a friend who invited herself over on a Friday night, we made a nice dinner of chicken with lemon sauce, roasted cauliflower à la Fat Pasha, salad, and lots of cheese and homemade bread. For dessert, I made this moist apple cake, complete with a cream cheese frosting.