Passover Lemon Ricotta Almond Torte

I often get asked “what is a torte?” or “what’s the difference between a torte and a cake?” Tortes are actually a type of cake, containing little to no flour, but involving some variety of ground nut. Tortes are almost…

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

February for a lot of people means one thing; Valentine’s Day. If you are attached, it means celebrating the love you share with your significant other. If you are flying solo, it usually means boycotting everything Valentine’s Day related, and…

Fun Holiday Spiral Cookies

The holidays are a great time to have fun in the kitchen. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, or any other holiday, you can make all kinds of festive treats for your family, friends, and guests, to enjoy at…

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

One of the most attractive features about cupcakes is their ability to be decorated in any which way imaginable. All you need are a few specialized pieces of equipment, and some specific decorating supplies and of course, some creativity. In this How-To…

Making Eclairs Part 2

Continuing on from my previous article where I explained how to make the Choux pastry shells, in Part 2, I will now explain how to assemble your eclairs.

Pate a Choux: Making Éclairs, Part 1

Although the pastry world today is trending towards more rustic and homestyle desserts reminiscent of the stuff your grandmother used to make, there is still something to be said for classic, fancy-type pastry. Sometimes, it’s  comforting to sink your teeth…

How to Decorate Cookies using Royal Icing

If you are hosting a party and want to give  fun party  favors to your guests, decorated cookies are the perfect confection for the job. Highly customizable, you can make cookies in all shapes, sizes, flavours and colours. They can…