Matcha white chocolate madeleines dusted with icing sugar on a black tray.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Matcha-White Chocolate Mini Mads from Dorie’s Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a take on madeleines (so, not really a cookie…..) with matcha (green tea) powder, white chocolate and lime zest. Dorie says: The lime perks up the matcha green tea (which can be a little vegetal) and tamps down the white chocolate (which can be supersweet). … Read more

Individual bakewell tarts on a tray and cooling rack with a blue, red and beige napkin.

Iced Bakewell tartlets

I started thinking about Bakewell Tarts when I saw them recently on The Great Canadian Baking Show. The challenge in the show was to make a full-sized tart and the bakers experienced varying degrees of success. I have to say, whilst a full-sized version of any dessert is always impressive to serve, I MUCH prefer … Read more

Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie in a Le Creuset non stick pan.

Cook the Book Fridays: Western Frittata from Everyday Dorie

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and apparently takes its inspiration from a “diner standard”. I’ve never had a Western Omelette in a diner but I DO make frittata quite often (at least 2 x a month). What makes this “Western” is the combination of … Read more

Stack of chocolate coated shortbread cookies on a baking tray.

Chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies

I don’t know about you but here in Toronto, we’re over a year into the pandemic. And we’ve just gone into a “stay at home” order (for the third time). We’re not doing well over here, not learning from other countries/ provinces that have done better in beating the pandemic and rolling out vaccines. It’s … Read more

Dorie Greenspan's Fennel-Orange Shortbread Wedges on a black serving tray.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Fennel-Orange Shortbread Wedges from Dorie’s Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread with an interesting flavour combination! When she was developing this recipe, Dorie was looking for something “that could be nibbled daintily with a glass of wine” with an unique texture. Of this, Dorie says “The cookies are flaky (the inner crumb is … Read more