Roopa I wanted to make something a little bit unique for my sister’s birthday, so after a lot of pondering, I settled on this pear and fig pie. I adapted it from this pie recipe and used my go-to pie crust recipe.
Roopa I made a cake for a friend who said he likes chocolate, and pecan pie, so I figured I’d combine the two! I decided to make this chocolate honey pecan pie from Sprinklebakes. I used the filling from that recipe and one of my favourite pie crust recipes. I hadn’t really baked a pie … More Chocolate Honey Pecan Pie
Roopa I reference sweet pastry (or sweet paste) in a bunch of other posts, so I felt it deserved its own post! It’s a really versatile pastry that can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, and works very well as a stable and delicious base for cheesecakes. I don’t have a great photo … More Sweet Pastry
Team Shambles For our annual trip – twice makes it annual right? – we decided to hit up NYC and go on a full pastry tour. This included eating an obscene number of pastries, but also taking a Croissant and Brioche course at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). We made plain croissants, almond croissants, … More Croissants
Team Shambles As mentioned in the previous post on croissants, the other thing we made in our pastry course was Brioche. Brioche is a viennoiserie, or a “baked good from a yeast-leavened dough in a manner similar to bread, but with added ingredients …and approaching pastry” (Wikipedia, 2018). In case it wasn’t obvious, that is code … More Brioche
Alana Pumpkin pie season is back! Unfortunately I worked all of the Thanksgiving weekend, but thank goodness for nurses because that means potluck at work! Guess what I brought with me! I almost forgot to take a photo before mowing down on this slice! I made a second pie this week because I had a … More Pumpkin Pie (and Crust Troubleshooting)
Alana Theresa and I got up to some baking before a wonderful lady date to Cafe Linnea with Katherine a couple weeks ago. There definitely wasn’t too much debate about whether sour cherry pie was the right choice! The recipe can be found in The Duchess Bake Shop Cookbook. Happy baking!
Alana I was reading a little bit about making pumpkin pie from scratch, and came across a recipe for this pie. Apparently pumpkin flesh is quite watery, making pies make from scratch quite inconsistent. Butternut squash on the other hand contains less water, making the flesh more consistent for baking. Neat! We had a butternut … More Butternut Squash Pie
Alana Last year Theresa, Katherine and I got together on the Thanksgiving weekend for pumpkin pie and colouring. We each tackled a piece of Earls’ pumpkin pie, which was quite the task because each piece is HUGE. We managed however, because the Earls pumpkin pie is ridiculously good. This year, I got it in my … More Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Roopa I can bake again!!!!!! There has been a notable lack of baking in my life (and subsequently on the blog). I recently had hand surgery, and while it was pretty minor, losing opposition on your dominant hand really limits the amount of baking you can do. I located a sushi place near my house … More Bourbon Pecan Pie