Gifts for bakers 2020 editions featuring caramels, cashew butter, and spices

Gifts for bakers and foodies

Are you looking to get a gift for the favourite baker in your life? Or maybe you have a friend who is a foodie with a sweet tooth. Here’s a rundown of some amazing gift ideas for bakers (and foodies) to get that favourite person in your life who loves to bake and eat as […]

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2020 Gift Guide: Books on baking featuring covers of One Tin Bakes, The Pastry Chef's Guide, Dessert Person, and The Perfect Scoop

Books on baking: 2020 edition

There are a lot of great new baking books that came out in 2020, and if you are looking for some new inspiration for yourself or to buy a book for your favourite baker, here’s a rundown of my latest recommendations for books on baking that will make great gifts for yourself or for a […]

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Sliced apple tarte tatin

Apple tarte tatin

Apple tarte tatin is an apple dessert baked upside down, just like an upside-down cake, then flipped onto a platter when it’s still warm to reveal the golden-coloured soft apples that were cooked in a caramel tucked under a layer of golden pastry. The crust can be either a regular pie crust or puff pastry. […]

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Slices of pumpkin bread served on speckled plates with a cup of tea and green linen

The quest for the perfect pumpkin loaf cake

This spiced pumpkin loaf cake is an easy pumpkin bread recipe to make with canned pumpkin, flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, yielding a perfect moist pumpkin bread for fall baking. It’s made with canola oil but you can use butter instead. Feel free to add dried cranberries to this recipe.  As an Amazon […]

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A pink bowl of toasted pumpkin seeds with a pink spoon for serving

Toasted pumpkin seeds

Save those pumpkin seeds to make this easy snack with only 3 ingredients (actually 2 ingredients if you don’t count the seeds). This toasted pumpkin seeds recipe is so simple, you’re going to want to buy whole pumpkins often to make more!   Pumpkin seeds are sometimes referred to as pepitas. These seeds don’t require […]

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Cinnamon buns on parchment paper being frosted with cream cheese frosting using an offset spatula

Crock-Pot cinnamon rolls

Did you know that you can bake a batch of perfect fluffy cinnamon buns in your Crock-Pot slow cooker? Use these tips and tricks and the easy recipe below to make Crock-Pot cinnamon rolls from scratch, and top them with cream cheese frosting! No oven required! This post was sponsored by Crock-Pot Canada. Why bake […]

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Sliced pumpkin cranberry bread on cooling rack being served with butter

The best pumpkin bread with cranberries

I have been on the quest for the perfect pumpkin cranberry bread for a while. So many tests went into this recipe, even though, in the end, the recipe is very easy, straightforward, and downright simple. This moist pumpkin bread incorporates as much pumpkin as possible, without compromising the baking time and the texture/crumb of […]

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Cutting and wrapping homemade soft caramels

How to make sea salt caramels

Making homemade sea salt caramels at home is actually quite easy, without corn syrup, but you do need a thermometer to get the job done. Find out everything you need to know about making soft chewy salted butter caramels. Please note this post contains affiliate links. When I was making salted caramel sauce the other […]

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Apple galette being sliced and served

Easy apple galette

This easy apple galette is much simpler to make than an apple pie, and yet just as satisfying to eat! Galettes are a great place to start if you aren’t familiar with pie-baking because the recipes are less fussy.  What is a galette? A galette is a single crust pie or an open-faced pie. Galettes […]

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Bundt cake coated with shiny salted caramel sauce

Apple bundt cake with salted caramel glaze

Drizzle salted caramel over an apple bundt cake with this easy recipe that is a simple, yet satisfying way to bake with apples. I am a firm believer that apples are great for more than just pie. Sure, you will love this maple apple pie, but sometimes pie is a little too much effort for […]

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