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Category Archives: sweets
preparation time: 30 minutes cooking time: 15 minutes These are pretty much the classic version (all-butter pastry crust, raisins in the filling), with the exception of a maple/corn syrup swap. Happy Canada Day!
preparation time: 20 minutes cooking time: 40-50 minutes There is no shortage of excellent banana bread recipes out there. This one doesn’t necessarily improve on the banana bread experience, but it is a relatively healthy version that makes for a … Continue reading
Adapted from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, the main modifications being a little less sugar, a little more salt, and the omission of peanut butter chips.
preparation time: 30 minutes cooking time: 12-15 minutes emergency contact: valentia These crunchy, nutty crescents have been a holiday staple around Leacock since the days of the salmon spinach puff pastry and the mysteriously “Portuguese” curried chicken stew. In fact, … Continue reading
preparation time: 20 hours baking time: 40 minutes This is about as failsafe as cake recipes get. Depending on the size of the pan and the amount of fruit used, the pear chunks may peek through the top (as shown) … Continue reading
The window display at the Faubourg-Saint Honoré Patrick Roger is currently piled high with Easter eggs, crafty foxes and cooking rats, all made out of chocolate. It’s a smaller version of the display at the Saint-Germain shop, which had too … Continue reading
preparation time: 15 minutes cooking time: 45-50 minutes emergency contact: not even necessary This is also known as “Hazel’s cake” (because she can eat half of it in one sitting), or “Amy’s welcome home cake” (because there was one made … Continue reading
Not having ever been big fans of macarons, we decided to at least taste some of Pierre Hermé’s famed ones to see what all the fuss was about. This being our first Hermé experience, we stuck with the basics (rather … Continue reading
Da Rosa is an épicerie (delicatessen) with an upstairs tasting room, a pleasant streetside terrace and an impossibly tall tower of a wine rack. More importantly, Da Rosa stocks many of the Leacock favourites: several types of jamón ibérico, Amadei … Continue reading
A few useful links: airlines: KLM / Delta through Amsterdam (Skyteam), SAS through Copenhagen (Star Alliance), Lufthansa through Frankfurt (Star Alliance), Norwegian from a range of European cities (but careful, they sometimes use small, out-of-the-way airports) Widerøe is the regional … Continue reading