Posted in /Cooking/Desserts on Saturday, January 02, 2021
My class makes these at the grade 11 level. It is challenging using phyllo pastry because it dries out so easily and breaks or rips even faster than it dries. The effort really is worth it in end when you bring hot bubbly baklavas out of your oven. If my students can make this, you can too!
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Cookies on Tuesday, December 24, 2019
This is a new favourite holiday cookie, it also makes a lot so is great for exchanges.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Cake on Saturday, August 31, 2019
This cake recipe came from the Alberta Agriculture District Office in Vegreville. It was gifted to me by an old German grandma. The Rhubarb recipe came from the need to deal with the prehistoric rhubarb plant in my garden.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Pie on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Blueberry Pie is Matt's favorite pie but in Alberta Saskatoons are the local berry. They're very similar to a blueberry so you can substitute these berries in everything. Matt also enjoys rhubarb and it grows well in Alberta. My rhubarb plant is out of control and prehistoric looking.
Normally I find berry pies too be extremely liquidy. This wasn't a problem due to the rhubarb's natural thickening properties. The flavours blended well and the bite was smooth. In my opinion putting Saskatoons and rhubarb together in a pie was a show stopper.
Posted in /Cooking/Desserts/Cake on Thursday, December 20, 2018