Archive of posts from October 2021

    Saffron, Orange, and Honey Madeleines


    While I had the Ottolenghi & Goh book Sweet out, I flipped through it to find something to make as a hostess gift to bring to a dinner we were invited to. And this madeleine recipe, with its saffron flavouring and pistachio decoration, seemed like something that would be a...

    Apple Chocolate Mousse Verrine


    As part of a dessert party we hosted on the weekend, my daughter and I got really excited to see these verrines in the Duchess Bake Shop cookbook. Not only were they beautiful to look at, they were very seasonal, featuring caramelized apples in the middle.

    Coffee and Walnut Financiers


    To celebrate an achievement among Dr. S’ colleagues, we hosted a dessert party on the weekend. We provided sparkling wine, a small cheese board, and three desserts. One of them was these cake-cookies, rich with the flavour of coffee, and enjoyed by both young and old.

    Apple-Blackberry Betty


    For an early Thanksgiving dinner celebration, I wanted to make an easy, warm dessert, and this month’s cooking magazine suggested something I’ve never made before: an apple betty.