Posts in: sweet stuff

Ad Hoc at Home: Brownies

I love brownies. They’re soft, chocolately, dense and delicious. I haven’t had a lot of success with baking brownies because, I confess, I compare every brownie I’ve bake to those Two Bite Brownies that they sell at Costco. Am I the only one who finds them insanely delicious? I won’t go as far as to buy them myself (I do have some pride, after all), but I do get unreasonably excited when I go over to my mom’s house and I see that over-sized clear container filled with those tiny, cupcake-shaped, fudgey bites.

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Bananas Foster Waffle Recipe

I have a deep, deep love for breakfast foods. In fact, as a child, my diet consisted mostly of cereal and eggo waffles. Now that I’m older and more versed in the waffles of the world, my waffle of preference is between Belgian and Leige. Leige waffles have the added plus of being studded with pearl sugar, but Belgian waffles are light, crisp and oh-so-large.

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Pine Nut Brittle

Pine nuts have been around since forever, but I really only started eating them about 5 years ago. My mom, who becomes obsessed with food fads, heard from someone at her workplace that pine nuts were the next super wonder food. Next thing you know, we had a 5 kg bag of pine nuts sitting in the pantry and pine nuts were appearing in everything.

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Madeleine Recipe

I have a thing for French baked goods: croissants, baguettes, macaron, eclairs, mille-feuille, pain au chocolat, oh the list just goes on and on and on. I ate more than my fair share of pastries when I visited France, but the one I didn’t happen upon was the madeleine.

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Lychee Lime Mint Sorbet Recipe

Lychee are one of my all-time favourite fruits. Fresh is better than canned, but I found a dusty can in the back of my pantry and decided to make some easy lychee sorbet.

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