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 A few weeks ago I went a little bit scone-crazy. Mike and I made a day-trip to Jasper to go skiing at Marmot Basin. For those of you who are not familiar with Edmonton and Jasper, it is about a 4 hour drive between the two. Day trips are therefore totally doable, but you … More Scones, of Many Varieties
Alana Another Tea Time Treats recipe! I wanted to bake scones for breakfast one morning when Mike was over, so we picked some blueberries out of the freezer, chopped up the extra callets from my hot chocolate project, and went to work! Theresa and I have made scones several times in the past, and always … More Blueberry Chocolate Scones
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
Alana I went to a pot luck at my co-workers house this past weekend for a festive holiday gathering. I wanted to bring gingerbread cookies, but one of the staff members is allergic to gluten. Gingerbread is a classic and I didn’t want to leave those cookies out of the mix, so I decided to … More Candy Cane Meringues
Alana For a few friends and family members, I decided it would be nice to give out homemade hot chocolate mix and marshmallows. What a convenient opportunity to use another Tea Time Treats recipe! I planned on giving out around 12 or 13 jars (250 ml each), so I did some math and figured out … More Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Project Part I
Alana The next recipe I tried out at home from the Tea Time Treats class that Theresa and I took was the recipe for madeleines. I picked up a sea shell pan and went to work. I picked a variation of the recipe for gingerbread madeleines, because the Christmas season is right around the corner! … More Gingerbread Madeleines
Alana Another tea cake that Theresa and I learned how to bake at Tea Time Treats is the financier. I find these to be more dense than madeleines, and nuttier in flavour. We didn’t actually get to make these ourselves in class, so it was the first recipe that I tried out at home. I … More Blueberry Walnut Financiers
Alana The first recipe that we went through at Tea Time Treats was for madeleines, which are small spongy cakes. According to Wikipedia they originated a looong time ago in France, but there is some controversy in regards to the exact circumstances of their inception. No word on why we bake madeleines in sea shell … More Vanilla Madeleines
Alana Earlier this year Duchess bake shop announced that they were planning to expand! Best news ever! This expansion would take their Provisions store into a larger location, as well as open a breakfast/brunch restaurant and teaching kitchen. As soon as I heard that there would be baking classes available I knew I had to … More Duchess Baking Classes?!