Roopa I was recently introduced to Gansitos, which are Twinkie-esque Mexican snack cakes. Maybe they’re great if you grow up eating them, but my first impression was overly processed mediocrity. After trying them, I felt compelled to make a better version of them, and I definitely succeeded!
Roopa I kind of let my bananas go recently, so I was left with the options of either: A) making banana bread B) freezing them for future banana bread My Vancouver freezer had ~35 frozen bananas and I never made banana bread, so clearly option B is not a good option for me. I tried … More Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Roopa Alright, so it’s not so much a sky high cake as it is a cake baked at a high altitude. I’ve started a new job in a new city, and (unsurprisingly) joined the workplace birthday baking committee and volunteered for the first birthday of the year. Between a new oven and a new altitude, … More Sky High Chocolate Cake
Roopa It was my friend Rebecca’s birthday and she is a big Fireball aficionado. Not really sure why, but that’s besides the point. We were having a conversation about birthday baking, and I told her that the entire point of having a friend who bakes is that you can get whatever you want, and aren’t … More Fireball Brownies
Roopa On day two of cake decorating class, we switched over to a more chocolatey direction. My favourite direction! Obviously, the most important part here is the quality of chocolate used. We used Casa Luker dark chocolate/cocoa in this recipe, but any high quality chocolate brand will do. Day 2: Cake: Devil’s chocolate food cake … More Devil’s Chocolate Food Cake with German Chocolate Icing (and Modelling Chocolate)
Roopa I had to bake something for a birthday and for some gluten free people on the same day, so I decided to make two almond tortes that I adapted from this StyleSweetCA recipe. While making it, there were a few parts that didn’t look how I envisioned them, so I’d probably tweak some proportions … More Chocolate Almond Torte
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 This is a relatively newer cookie, as chocolate was not traditionally available. Still delicious though! They are named after their colour (bruun) and are a classic Swiss cookie. They are made with sugar on top which provides a characteristic crunch.
Roopa My friend is having a baby! Another friend threw a surprise Baby Shower, so I obviously said I could make the cake. The gender is going to be a surprise, so I wanted the whole thing to be pretty gender neutral. The request was chocolate cake with cream cheese icing, which kind of dictated … More Baby Shower Cake
Roopa There was a big Canada Day celebration at work, and I volunteered to bake a Canadian dessert. I actually don’t like Nanaimo bars; I don’t like coconut in desserts, and I really don’t like the overly sweet custard layer. I wanted to make these with a twist, so I decided to swap the custard … More Nanaimo Bars with Creme Patissiere