Category Archives: sweets

Orange almond cake

preparation time: 2 hours baking time: 45 minutes emergency contact: camille organic oranges – 2 caster sugar – 200g ground almonds – 200g baking powder – 1/2 tsp eggs – 6 lemon juice – from 1/2 lemon Wash the oranges … Continue reading

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Puff pastry apple tarts glazed with honey

preparation time (pastry chilling): 30 minutes – 1 day preparation time (active): 20 minutes cooking time: 25 minutes emergency contact: lisa The recipe for these apple tarts was modified from one that appeared in the October 2002 issue of Bon … Continue reading

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Hazelnut shortbread logs

preparation time: 30 minutes cooking time: 20 minutes emergency contact: lisa These have taken a place next to the almond crescents as a perennial holiday favourite. There are always a few dismayed gasps from the lactose-intolerant faction when these logs … Continue reading

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Butter tart trail

The township of Wellington North has a Butter Tart Trail. For real! This article from the Toronto Star (3 December 2008) will whet your appetite, but you’ll also need the official map to plan your visit properly. Since we’re on … Continue reading

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Gâteau au yaourt

preparation time: 20 minutes cooking time: 45 minutes emergency contact: camille This is a perfect lazy person’s recipe, modified only slightly from chocolateandzucchini.com. If you buy the yoghurt in two 125 mL or 4 oz tubs, you can use these … Continue reading

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Easter at Patrick Roger

Of all the chocolate joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine… While LA Burdick’s mice and the Pralus pyramid are firmly entrenched Leacock favourites, there’s something to be said for Patrick Roger‘s hens, now … Continue reading

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Toasted almond scandal

Think back to the birthday celebrations of yore at 54Leacock, to the times before Le Comptoir de Célestin, before Rahier Pâtisserie, even before Phipps, and you’ll find it hidden in a dusty corner of your memories… the Dufflet Toasted Almond … Continue reading

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Persian treats

These tiny, clover-shaped chickpea (nan-e-nokhochi) cookies perfumed with rosewater and dusted with a sprinkling of pistachio crumbs are a perfect combination of delicate flavours. You can find them (and many other exciting things including squiggly pofak, flaky raisin cookies and … Continue reading

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