Welcome to: Sweets & Treats
The best Hungarian bakery in New York City, now sadly out of business, was near my apartment. Their mouth-watering strudels included traditional apple, cheese and ones filled with vegetables, including spinach or carrot. Cabbage strudel, mildly sweet and studded with raisins, was my favorite until recently, when I discovered this indulgent pairing of banana and chocolate.
I think it is fun to go back to the old fashion recipes of our heritage from time to time. This is especially important for the youngsters in our families to have a connection to the past.
Lemon squares are a delicious citrus dessert, a mix of sweet and sour flavours that help to wake the senses. Before you start make sure you have a clean large surface area for baking. You’ll want to keep the surface floured (as well as your hands) because the recipe tends to be sticky. Be sure to use a well floured surface (and hands) when forming your dough disk. You’ll want to use room temperature eggs for the filling.
If you’re like me, you love the holiday season. Why? Because it gives you an excuse to craft gifts, decorations – and best of all – make your own gingerbread houses! Last year, my husband and I decided that we would have a little competition between us and his sister. The task? Build the best, most ambitious gingerbread house you could muster. The game was on!
Anna Olson, celebrity chef and host of Food Network Canada’s Bake with Anna Olson, knows a thing or two about baking – and now she has something extra special to share.
“A whoopie pie is really not a pie at all, but is more like cupcake meets cookie,” she begins. “This recipe will give you two tender, cake-like cookies sandwiching a fluffy chocolate filling.”
One of my favorite dessert recipes is apple crisps. I’m not a big fan of apple pie or any pie for that matter. I like my desserts simple. If I want something sweet to eat I usually go for a baked or cooked apple recipe such as apple crisp or I’ll make strawberry shortcake.
I often see recipes that say “best carrot cake recipe”. I’m not sure there is really a ‘best” recipe, however depending on what you add to the recipe I’ve tasted many variations of carrot cake.