Bombolone: So Much More Than A Doughnut

Classic Bombolone

Classic Bombolone

 

The beautiful bombolone – think a jelly doughnut, but with more heft – is a perfect bombshell of a pastry. Often stuffed with vanilla custard or nutella, rolled in sugar and topped with a dot of the filling, like a little teaser on top, these delicious treats are an Italian specialty. Not to be confused with sufganiyot or zeppole, canoli or sfogliatella – the bombolone, and it’s diminutive form, the adorable bomboloni, will finally get the recognition it deserves. And it’s all happening this Monday… Continue »



Blueberry Ice-box Cake

 

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Cravings seldom adhere to rules, know no seasons. The other day we had a craving for blueberries, so it seemed like the perfect time to try a recipe we were recently given for a Blueberry Ice-box cake. It may not be blueberry season, but it is ice season, so this astonishing dessert is a little bit of a compromise.

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Spiced Pumpkin Log!

 

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As fiddleheads are to spring so are pumpkins to autumn. We decorate with them, we blitz them into soups and spiced lattes, we bake pies, and we still end up with leftover pumpkin pureé. Recently we came across a wonderful recipe for a pumpkin roll that is so good you will want go out of your way to make sure you save enough pumpkin for it; it may just become a family fall tradition. Continue »



Tea Rebellion

 

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Are you a tea rebel? The good folks at Tea Rebellion certainly are, and this month they are celebrating their first anniversary! If you haven’t tried their tea yet, you really should. Continue »



The Classic Plum Torte

 

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This has been a fantastic summer for stone fruit in Ontario. The peaches, nectarines and apricots have never been sweeter, plumper or juicier, and the later maturing plums, still in season, are incredible too, perfect for snacking, making preserves or baking. And if you’re going to bake with them, you should definitely have a go at one of the best, and easiest desserts to showcase this wonderful fruit, the Plum Torte. Continue »