Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
If everyone isn't talking about cupcakes, then they're probably talking about that other "it" sweet treat—the classic French macaron. Over the past few years, I've noticed quite a few bakeries and patisseries that have popped up around the city, offering these delectable, delicate French confections.
I appreciate a good macaron—crispy exterior, chewy interior, and light, fluffy buttercream or decadent ganache to pull all the flavours together. I've been missing my favourite macarons ever since Lemon Tree Patisserie went on an indefinite hiatus, so I thought this was as good a time as any to finally take on the first of my food goals I had set out for myself earlier this year.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Today is National Banana Bread Day, and to celebrate, I'm posting up my go-to banana bread recipe! I've turned to this recipe time and time again for many years now, and it never fails me. Perfect banana bread every time. Intense banana flavours. Not too sweet. Super moist. Great crumb. What else can you ask for in a stellar banana bread?
I don't remember where I got the original recipe, as it has been so many years ago. I have made numerous changes over the years to adjust to my own tastes, and the result today is the recipe found below.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I haven't had a chance to cook much lately, but with a long weekend before me, I finally had the chance to get into the kitchen and play around with a few recipes. After a whole day of baking, I wanted to make something quick and easy for dinner, and this recipe instantly came to mind.