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Year of Pies – Chocolate Pudding Pie

February – Chocolate Pudding Pie So this month I decided to do another non-fruit, bottom-crust-only pie. As it’s February, I thought I could make something sweet for Valentine’s Day. The plan was coming along quite well, and then…well. The recipe is from Smitten Kitchen’s site – and can be found here. This recipe was similar […]

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Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

Great British Bake Off: Self-Saucing Pudding

Episode 4: Dessert Recipe (Signature Challenge): Self-Saucing Pudding This episode was really interesting in that it showed me how different the dessert culture is between the UK and North America. I mean, I’ve always known it is different. Of course it is different! But it really manifested itself in this new episode – featuring desserts. The first […]

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Yeasted Chocolate Coffee Cake

Great British Bake Off: Yeasted Chocolate Coffee Cake

Episode 3: Bread Recipe (Showstopper Challenge): Yeasted Chocolate Coffee Cake Full disclosure – I have made this recipe before! (came out really well) Although the majority of recipes I have made were with new recipes, I was actually pretty excited to use a recipe from my own repertoire. It seems that the competitors do get to practice […]

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Great British Bake Off: Florentines

Episode 2: Biscuits Recipe (Technical Challenge): Florentines Another Mary Cherry recipe…and another recipe I have never tried! So this challenge is truly fulfilling the intention of exploring recipe I haven’t tried before. Here is the recipe for your reference: So what is a florentine? (also known as a ‘lacey’ cookie) It’s a mixture of nuts and/or dried […]

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Chocolate Berry Mousse Cake

Fred’s Birthday Cake

On the heels of a cake I did for a friend’s birthday in October, I was commissioned to do a cake for a friend’s husband this past week. I really enjoy the process of creating a cake with a lot of creative freedom. Usually I think of the recipient – and the flavours they are […]

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Review & Result: Ding Dong Cake

Really, with a name like ‘Ding Dong Cake’, could you go wrong? Ironic that I’m posting this as Hostess is ceasing production on their nuclear weapon-resistant snack cakes. To be honest, I was never really a fan of Ding Dongs, Ho Hos or the infamous Twinkie. The cake itself wasn’t bad, but the fillings just […]

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