Ambrosia Budapest Roll

Growing up in the ’70s, we ate a lot of ambrosia (which I loved). This recipe is my tribute to my mom’s super ambrosia…. and it is G-F, too! Perfect dessert for a fancy dinner, BBQ or highnoon tea! Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Garbage – Only Happen When It Rains Ingredients: Jelly roll: 1…

Lemon Bars

Time: 1 hour This is one of those perfect desserts for BBQs and high noon tea garden parties – where the butterflies flutter. Music Selection: Abe Parker – Butterflies Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup butter, melted ½ cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla ½ tsp salt 2 cups flour Filling: 1 ½ cups sugar 1/3 cup flour…

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…

Apple Russian Cake – Sharlotka

Time 90 minutes Peaceful bliss – a quiet feeling inside. This is the dessert that makes me want to curl up with a good book, a cup of tea, and savour every bite… delicious as a dessert or for brunch Music Selection: Quiet – Elevation Worship Ingredients:4 apples (granny smith) or about 6 cups of…

Peach Cream Cheese Bars

Time: 90 minutes This is my own version of a few of our favorites – shortbread, cheese cake and pralines… I hope you enjoy this easy, delicious, peachy recipe! Music Selection: Eels – Peach Blossom Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup butter, softened ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tsp salt 2 cups flour Filling: 4 large peaches,…

Upside Down Nectarine Cake

Time: 1 hour I wonder as I wander…. how great is this cake for brunch, high noon tea or just as a dessert! Music Selection: Lindsey Stirling – I Wonder as I Wander Ingredients: 4 – 6 nectarines, skin on 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 3 tsp vanilla ½ cup…