Braided Jam Bread

I’m on a bread kick again recently if you haven’t noticed. I like baking things I can actually eat for the remainder of the week without feeling guilty – like those chocolate M&M cookies! Today I’m using up a jar of that plum jam I made a few weeks ago, and turning it into a…

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M&M Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

I’m trying not to get too excited just yet, but we’ve booked tickets for a trip to Guatemala and Belize for this coming February – and I’m just so so looking forward to it! There’s something about travel, and in particular travelling somewhere that will give you at least something of a culture shock, that can’t…

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Banana Upside Down Cake

There’s some seriously sticky humid weather going on here this week, wow. We haven’t had to have the air conditioning on more than the odd day or so pretty much all summer (which tells you how ‘summer’ has been for us up here) but this week it’s necessary. It’s been a scorcher of a season…

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Gum Paste Edible Sugar Flowers

This weekend I spent some time at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts, here in Toronto. If you’re interested in breaking into the world of Pastry Arts I recommend taking a look at the College’s website to get an idea what kinds of classes are out there. If you’re not interested in committing to multiple-semester schooling…

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