Budapest Roll

Time: 2 hours This is a light, delicious and gluten-free dessert. Perfect for high noon tea, fancy events or just because… Music Selection: George Ezra – Budapest Ingredients: 6 large egg whites at room temperature 2/3 cup finely ground (and roasted) hazelnuts, plus one extra Tablespoon 1 small pkg instant vanilla pudding (153 g) 1…

Mexican Chocolate Tart

Time: 1 hour preparation; 4 hours rest Want to have a happy day? Try this delicious, easy tart. Music Selection: Barbara Streisand & Judy Garland – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy Ingredients: Pecans: 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 1 Tbsp butter, melted 3 Tbsp brown sugar, packed 1 Tbsp water 1/8 tsp cayenne 1…

Blueberry Cream Cake

Time: 90 minutes Blueberries grow all over Canada, and although this cake is often referred to as a Nova Scotian blueberry cream cake, many provinces have blueberry festivals. One that we had a great time at, years ago is in Brigus, Newfoundland. If you haven’t been, you should go and enjoy the fun and festivities…

Lemon Pudding Souffle

Time: 90 minutes Looking for an elegant, simple, delicious dessert for a special occasion? Valentine’s Day? New Years? Afternoon Tea Party?? This is the one…. your love for it will lead you back to this recipe again and again. Music Selection: Taylor Dayne – Love Will Lead You Back Ingredients: 3 eggs, separated, at room…

Banana Rum Sticky Toffee Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Time: 5 hours This is a labour of love, but such a great dish and so worth every bite… Music Selection: LoLa & Hauser – Love Story Ingredients: Cake: ½ cup spiced rum 1 cup raisins 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 ½ cups brown sugar 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs…

Swedish Caramel Cookies

Time: 30 minutes True bliss and freedom – enjoying a caramel cookie, on a sunny afternoon, with a cold glass of milk… fika Music Selection: ABBA – Ode To Freedom Ingredients: ½ cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp golden syrup (like Rogers) 1 Tbsp melted honey 1…

Coconut & Banana Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Time: 2 hours This cake is simple to make and creates an interesting and delectable dessert – the best thing that you can do is – fall in love with it… Music Selection: Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme Ingredients: 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ large pineapple, peeled, cut in quarters,…

Divine Carrot Cake

Time: 3 hours Love is divine… so is this cake…. the perfect combination of comforting flavours. Music Selection: Seal – Love’s Divine Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 ½ cups brown sugar 1 ½ cups vegetable/canola oil 6 eggs 2…

Queen’s Royal Pudding

Time: 2 hours Do you know what I love about this elegant dessert that is fit for royalty? You probably have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry already! How perfect is that! Such a light and delightful dessert – great for Christmas, New Years, brunch or afternoon tea. Music Selection: Loren Gray –…

LuLu’s Yule Log

Time: 2 hours And…. to my extreme pleasant surprise, my 16YO daughter made this amazing Yule Log on her own without prompting. It looked and tasted so perfect… one of the best I’ve had. Enjoy a classic, with a classic tune with a hot cup of coffee or tea… Music Selection: Nat King Cole –…