Macaron Class

Team Shambles Team Shambles went to pastry school again!!! As a Christmas activity while we were both in Edmonton (because Alana is the bestest friend ever), we went to a Macaron course at the Duchess teaching kitchen! Making a good macaron involves a lot of technique, so it was nice to get some actual instruction. … More Macaron Class

Gingerbread Cookies

Roopa It’s Christmas! Which means it’s baking time!!! Owing to work and vacation time and what not, I’m actually in Vancouver for Christmas rather than in Edmonton with my family. One of my coworkers took pity on me and adopted me for Christmas dinner! Naturally, I brought over dessert. I was considering shortbread cookies and … More Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Cupcakes

RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING Roopa I used this red velvet cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (and I actually remembered the oil this time!), and this cream cheese icing recipe. Nothing terribly novel. Most of my baking this break has to fit in small time slots, so I need … More Christmas Cupcakes

Whipped Shortbread Cookies with Mint Chocolate

Alana The final component of my Christmas baking trio was whipped shortbread cookies. I say “was”, because these didn’t exactly work out the way I had planned. In research when your study gets negative or inconclusive results, the research generally is not published. This is an unfortunate fact because one study’s shortcomings could help other … More Whipped Shortbread Cookies with Mint Chocolate

Nanaimo Bars

Alana The next recipe in my Christmas baking line-up is Nanaimo bars. I picked these because they have quite often appeared at my family’s Christmas celebrations. They are also don’t require an oven, so it was easy to make these while my Egg Nog Pound Cake was in the oven 🙂 I also don’t have … More Nanaimo Bars

Egg Nog Pound Cake

Alana In the past week, I have done a ridiculous amount of baking. I’m attending three family Christmas events, and have volunteered (query volun-told) to bring dessert dishes for all of them. I carefully selected three recipes for my festive baking marathon, the first being egg nog pound cake. This recipe turned out very well, … More Egg Nog Pound Cake