Posts Tagged ‘pastry’

Hot Cross Buns!

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This weekend is Easter, and Friday marks the end of Lent, a period of  abstinence and fasting for many Christians, starting right after Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras. That’s forty days of willpower, my friends, and explains why one of the season’s most celebrated treats are hot cross buns. But just what is a hot cross bun, and why are people so crazy for them this time of year?

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Canada 150: Butter Tarts

 

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Okay the Birthday Bash is over, but let’s not forget that Canada is still whooping it up this summer, and we are celebrating all things Canadian all this year. And what better way to celebrate than by indulging in perhaps that most iconic of Canadian pastries, the Butter Tart. Continue »



Rhubarb Cream Pie

 

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It is no secret that we here at Fiesta Farms have a thing for rhubarb. For many, spring means fiddleheads and ramps, little robin red-breasts and daffodils. But for the rest of us, it’s rhubarb. And though we enjoy it in a multitude of ways,  nothing beats a good old-fashioned rhubarb pie.

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Summer Berry Calfoutis

 

David Chow's Mulberry and Red-currant clafoutis

David Chow’s Mulberry and Red-currant clafoutis

 

If you are looking for the perfect, quick, simple and delicious dessert to use up all the amazing fruit and berries that are bursting forth around us, look no further than the classic clafoutis. The clafoutis, often known as clafouti, comes to us from the Limousin region in France, traditionally made with un-pitted black cherries. If you want to be real stickler about it, this dessert, made with any other fruit other than the aforementioned cherries is known as a flaugnarde. But no matter. The dessert police will not jail you if you call it a clafouti! Continue »