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

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