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Deconstructed Cannoli with Crispy Cinnamon Cookies

All the flavour, none of the fuss! I adore eating cannoli but I don’t enjoy making it. Maybe the distinct absence of any Italian ancestors in my lineage leaves me ill-equipped for the task, but I find filling those delicate … Continue reading

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Tourtière Tarts

Tourtière pops up frequently on lists of quintessential Canadian foods. While we often tend to associate this meat pie with winter feasts, especially over the Christmas season, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the sweet-savoury flavours of tourtière any time … 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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Plum Galettes

These little pies are so tasty and really quick to make. Pre-rolled puff pastry is a great time saver; I always keep some in the freezer and use it to make fruit or vegetable pies as well as to top … Continue reading

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Classic Butter Tarts

I have to confess there is nothing particularly innovative about my butter tart recipe, although many tasters have declared them the ‘best ever’. Perhaps it’s because I roll out my pastry between sheets of parchment, which keeps it from getting … Continue reading

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Rustic Peach-Cardamom Tart

I first started making rustic tarts like this in my university days, when I didn’t own a pie plate or rolling pin; I still enjoy making them because they are so pretty. With its freeform, sweetened shortcrust pastry, this peach … Continue reading

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