Category Archives: Baking

Corn Flour Biscuits with Maple Butter

One of the first things I learned to bake as a child was baking powder biscuits. They remain a favourite to this day; I love them hot out of the oven, slathered with butter and jam. When I spied a … Continue reading

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Mini Cheese Soufflés

I have a confession to make. Until recently, I’d never made a soufflé. Those miracles of egg and cheese and air and lightness always intimidated me. How stiff do the egg whites have to be? Will it they collapse in … Continue reading

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Artisan-style Fruit and Nut Crisps

Ever since Lesley Stowe introduced the world to her fantastic Raincoast Crisps, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to make them at home. Somehow, eating a cracker that’s packed with nutritious things makes me feel more virtuous about the … Continue reading

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15 Minute Shortbread Cookies

I love this recipe because I live in a house full of cookie thieves. Not the kind of people who drain the cookie jar on the kitchen counter at an alarming rate; the kind who sneak into the basement freezer … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

While I initially came up with this recipe to satisfy the sweet tooth of a lactose-free friend, these cookies are so delicious they have become a regular in the baking rotation. So many samplers have been surprised to learn that … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

I love baking with blueberries. Just the sight of them in a pie, scone or muffin makes me smile. While it’s their delicious flavour that I find irresistible, it’s also great knowing that they are packed with all sorts of … Continue reading

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Apricot Tart

This freeform tart or crostata really showcases apricots at their finest; I could think of no finer way to treat the luscious fruit from Warner’s Farm in my Ottawa Farmers’ Market August Farmers’ Feast basket. Because apricots have such tender … Continue reading

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