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Lemon & Berry Stripe Cake

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The Reveal: Another cake! This one was likely going to be a challenge, as the stripes were vertical instead of the usual horizontal layered look. Visually this cake was bright and cheerful, prompted by Ottolenghi and Goh’s desire for more colour in the book. I find this a bit surprising as I’ve baked with quite a bit of fruit over the past few months. The recipe actually calls for blackcurrants, but we couldn’t find them […]

Pineapple & Star Anise Chiffon Cake

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The Reveal: Many apologies for failing my baking challenge recently. Summer has been incredibly busy. I did actually bake banana rum cakes from “Sweet” last week, and I used the shortcrust pastry with lemon zest for a very juicy strawberry rhubarb pie. When I finally had the chance to select a random recipe again, I was excited to see these flavours. The tartlets I made a couple of months ago also had pineapple and star […]

Chocolate, Banana, & Pecan Cookies

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The Reveal: “Chocolate”, “banana”, and “pecan” are some of my favourite words. Emergency chocolate is always at the top of my packing list when traveling, and it’s usually found in my purse or pocket. Chocolate is a hanger-management necessity in my life. I eat at least one banana per day (usually with peanut butter), and I associate pecans with holiday squares and butter tarts. This is one of the few recipes I had tried prior […]

Roasted Strawberry & Lime Cheesecake

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The Reveal: My page flip wasn’t perfect this week, so I had a couple of options. This was the winning cheesecake (found on page 221) because of the seasonal flavours. Ontario strawberries are delicious at the moment, and I crave citrus when it’s hot outside. I actually had a couple of margaritas on a patio yesterday. El Rey in Kensington Market is the best! The spongecake base seemed odd, as I’m accustomed to a graham […]

Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnuts, & Rose Water

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The Reveal: I’m finding the recipe introductions in this book extremely encouraging. It’s a great way to start a new bake, especially one with unfamiliar flavours and techniques. It turns out that this was going to be a roulade that was transformed into a layered cake. It’s alright if your plans are occasionally derailed mid-bake. This is how new creations are discovered! The combination of rose water and coffee is unusual, but they are actually […]

Lemon & Semolina Syrup Cakes

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The Reveal: A lemon cake was perfect – not only for the season (it finally feels like summer is around the corner!), but I was hoping for a simple recipe this week. It’s an especially busy time at work, and my mom was here for a fun visit to celebrate my aunt’s birthday. I could easily fit this cake into a Sunday afternoon. Yotam introduces this on page 111 as something reminiscent of his childhood […]

Cinnamon Pavlova, Praline Cream & Fresh Figs

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The Reveal: I knew this was coming… the bake is on the front cover of “Sweet”, after all! Once again, something that I’ve never tried to make myself – a pavlova. I’ve eaten pavlova in the past for my sister Anna’s birthday, who enjoys anything that resembles meringue. As a kid, my family would often eat little meringue nests with fresh local strawberries and ice cream in the summer. In the recipe description, this is […]