Gingerbread Donuts

As promised - here is the recipe for my gingerbread donuts. After a mishap involving the discovery of cooking molasses, (see Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Ganache) I stepped back up to the plate and gave these another go and they turned out as originally planned. For the glaze, feel free to mix up the spices as … Continue reading Gingerbread Donuts

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Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Ganache

I'll be doing a donut segment next week on The Morning Show on Global News, so I've been testing some festive donut recipes.  I say testing because my gingerbread donuts need a bit of tweaking... Who knew that cooking molasses was a thing, much more aggressive than fancy molasses and in the same container! Be … Continue reading Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Ganache

Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting and Drizzle

Is anyone else absolutely obsessed with watching cake decorating videos on Instagram?  They are literally HYPNOTIZING and very good at convincing you that yeah, you can totally make a huge four layer cake with icing succulents.  No problem at all. Well, I didn't try to get that extravagant with this cake.  But it was my … Continue reading Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting and Drizzle

Chocolate Pear Pie

While Canadian Thanksgiving came and went over a month ago, American Thanksgiving is in full swing and I'm basically ready for another turkey.  Since that's not happening, I'm joining the fun with a Thanksgiving table-worthy, full pie take on my Chocolate Pear Hand Pies. I've already stated why I am addicted to this pie: Chocolate is … Continue reading Chocolate Pear Pie

Coffee Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Pie

I'll let everyone get over the mouthful of this pie name before we begin.... Ok we're back. I adapted this recipe from the Magpie book (a beautiful book with SO MANY DIFFERENT PIES) after seeing it and instantly saying "I need to make this" and I'm so glad I did.  It sounds weird, but I … Continue reading Coffee Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pear Hand Pies

I had heard rumblings about the glory of pairing pears and chocolate in pie.  I mean, they’re both two delicious things so how could it not be amazing? No seriously… It’s REALLY GOOD.  Especially when in these adorable hand pies for Halloween (or Thanksgiving or Christmas? Start taking down your ideas!). I also loved the … Continue reading Chocolate Pear Hand Pies