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Zabaglione al Rum

I am a huge fan of custard. To the point that I will make a custard just to eat it with berries as an evening dessert. I’m not talking creme anglaise,  I’m talking the thick and rich custard you’d dress a trifle with, sandwich between two cake layers, or even dollop on top of a generous slice of pie. Just recently I heard  ...

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Honey Pie

 This isn’t the sort of pie that makes a grand entrance. It isn’t the kind of dessert that has you stewing away in the kitchen for hours on end, nor does it tower above your cups and saucers when presented at the table. It is somewhat of a modest looking pie, but rewards those that give it a chance.   This honey pie is incredible.  ...

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Coconut Rice Pudding

Rice pudding gets a bad rap. Most of us think of the thick and bland dish often served in cafeterias or pre-made in little plastic dishes. The rice tended to be overlooked, too thick or too watery, and not particularly appetizing. I think homemade rice pudding makes for the best January dessert. Why, you ask? You can enjoy it warm or cold, and  ...

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Almost-Raw Chocolate Torte

I hope you are having a lovely long weekend! I’ve skipped out of town to visit family and have a bit of down time. It’s a much needed bit away from the city. As I write this, the baby birds coo from the nearby apple trees and the smell of lilacs fills the air. I’m quietly drinking a rhubarb fizz and it’s so refreshing.  ...

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Cappuccino Layer Cake

Rich chocolatey ganache with a hint of espresso pours over a sweet and buttery almond icing. All of it surrounds a moist and just-dense-enough coffee layer cake. This cappuccino cake will have your friends and family, even the little ones, clamouring for another piece! I made this cake once for my sister’s birthday. It was so delicious,  ...

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Simple Jam Tart

Long weekends are the best. You get to do the lazy relaxing things you always seem to run out of time for on regular weekends. Things like ten or twelve hour sleeps and lazy afternoons sitting on the couch curled up with a magazine/book/movie are the simply pleasures that long weekends lend themselves to. Thank you, long weekend, for being  ...

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