Category Archives: sweets

Breakfast banana bread

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

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Peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies

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.

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Orange pecan crescents

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

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Mamy’s pear cake

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

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Easter at Patrick Roger (again)

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

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Easiest olive oil cake ever

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

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Macarons

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

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Da Rosa

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

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Information for visiting Bergen

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

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Port-poached pears

preparation time: 15 minutes cooking time: 30-40 minutes crème fraîche-making time: 2-3 days emergency contact: edward With the New Year, 54Leacock.ca will be posting a series of most frequently requested recipes — for those dishes that often appear at the … Continue reading

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