This is one of those desserts masquerading as something it is not. It’s baked in a pie plate. It looks like a pie. But it is a delicious, easy peasy cake. The inspiration comes from Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa … Continue reading
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I will never forget the first time I tasted date squares. I was still in public school. My best friend’s Mom was an excellent cook and baker. One day after-school she served us a treat that had me over the … Continue reading
You know when Edith Piaf is singing in your kitchen something wonderful will be cooking on the stove. But first you must wander into the garden and snip a basket of fresh herbs … some sage, a little marjoram and … Continue reading
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This traditional dough recipe for French tart is not difficult to make. You must use a stand-mixer. A hand-held mixer is not heavy enough to mix the dough. The buttery dough makes a delicate,crisp cookie-like crust. The recipe makes enough … Continue reading
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I have been making this Panettone recipe every Christmas for more than thirty years. Our son would not consider it Christmas unless this gorgeous bread appeared on the breakfast table December 25th. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread that originated … Continue reading
This is a fabulous combination of hot Italian sausage and shatteringly delicate puff pastry. Each one bite portion is an explosion of wonderful favour and texture. The honey mustard dip takes the old-fashioned sausage rolls to dazzling new heights. … Continue reading
While I’m swanning around having a beatific time decorating the house for Christmas my alter-ego Mrs. Butterfingers is puttering about in the kitchen. There is panetonne set to raise . Mince pies to roll out. Short bread to bake. … Continue reading