Posts Tagged ‘summer desserts’

The Best Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake

 

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One of the most fun things about being a home cook is tinkering with favourite recipes, trying to achieve perfection. And when the main ingredient is Ontario strawberries, which are perfect this year, you want to leave no stone unturned in your search for the perfect shortcake recipe. 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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Summer Desserts: The Peach Melba

 

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Have you noticed how fabulous the peaches are this year? If you haven’t tried a Niagara peach yet this summer, stop what you are doing right now and get ahold of some this instant. They are incredible. And short of just taking a big bite out of one of them, one of the best ways to enjoy this summer’s peach crop is by making Peach Melba. Continue »



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 »