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

Tray of lemon madeleines with a bowl of lemon glaze.

Lemon Madeleines

Madeleines remains one of my favourite French “snack cakes” (for want of a better term). Small and light, they are the perfect accompaniment to your morning or afternoon espresso and the perfect “goûter” (after school snack) for small hands. Mostly I enjoy them plain – a light, buttery sponge cake doesn’t need much more than … Read more

Homemade chocolate speckles/ freckles on a white background.

Homemade chocolate speckles/ freckles/ nonpareils

Have you heard of chocolate freckles? Maybe you know then as chocolate speckles? Or maybe nonpareils? Or maybe you are new to this brilliant concept – if so, welcome! What are chocolate freckles/ speckles? Basically, it’s a two-ingredient wonder: Chocolate (I prefer milk for these) – but make it GOOD QUALITY (when there are so … Read more