It was fairly hot the past week here in Saskatoon and I was thinking about summer dishes that we would eat back home. First thought was a dish that involved cherries and I asked my mother for the recipe. However, I wasn’t yet settled on that one so I kept thinking and finally thought of Apricot Dumplings. My grandmother used to make them but I mostly remember them from visits to my aunt in Austria. It’s one of those dishes that I associate with a certain person and that is stuck with me forever.
Category Archives: Little Treats
Croissants on the BBQ
It’s been over a week or so that we had some nasty weather here in Saskatoon. The forecast said something about rain, storm, possibly hail, basically nasty weather. When I drove home it looked more or less ok but I knew it was coming. That day we also planned to have friends over for supper (including their kids). We were still debating on stove or BBQ and while I started on the croissants the power went out.
Home-made Banana Pudding
We have rather crappy weather these days which means there is only one course of action: bake, cook or make comfort food in any way you can. Pudding falls into that category. Banana is a favourit flavour of my husband so the other day I made him some home-made banana pudding. He was very happy.
Berry Cake Pops and Raspberry Cake
A friend of my, the talented Maki from Maki Fotos, asked me to make some cake pops for her Studio Grand Opening. She had a good idea of what she wanted and after some communication and brainstorming it was settled.
Baileys Mousse Au Chocolate – JC100 Week 2
This recipe is brought to you by the JC100 celebration. It is the 2nd week recipe (we are already on week 4 btw). When I saw this I thought “Yes!” because Mousse au Chocolate is probably one of the most famous French desserts out there, besides croissants I guess. Up until now I lacked a bit of time to actually make the recipe, but I finally set down and did it.
Buttermilk Pancakes for Breakfast
The last week it was fairly warm over here in Saskatoon. In fact, it was so warm that I kept the window open over night. For some reason or another that makes me sleep better and I am much more refreshed in the morning. As a result, I got up at 6 a.m. (for some that is early, for others it’s late) and made pancakes from scratch. For some reason I thought pancakes are naturally made with buttermilk. When looking in my Canadian Cook Book though there was no Buttermilk Pancake recipes to be found.
Chocolate Bretzel Pockets filled with Peanut Butter
Oh my! I know, this sounds big. It is, for me anyway and it’s Bulk Barn’s fault. They have those in their bulk bins and I can not resist them and are gone quickly once I bought them. Honestly, how genius is this anyway? Chocolate, pretzels and peanut butter combine – that’s heaven. But how to make them at home? Is there a possibility? There has to be a recipe somewhere!
Leipziger Lerche – A Local Specialty
Give me a drum roll please! Here it comes! The one and only Leipiger Lerche (Leipzig Lark) recipes is finally here. I have already shared enough cupcake recipes, like this, this, and this. But up until now I had no real occasion to make the other half of my blog title: Leipziger Lerchen. It’s like, well, actually there is nothing I can compare it with. See for yourself.
Meringue Germany style
What do you do with left over egg whites? You make meringue of course, and I am not talking about lemon meringue pie, I am talking about meringue “cookies”. It sometimes happen that I have egg whites left over, for example during Christmas baking, or Easter baking. One of my Easter recipes, which I still haven’t shared, uses 9 egg yolks. NINE! Sure, you can just toss out the egg whites but what a waste that would be.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
This one does not involve any baking, it rather involves some cooking but the result might be used for baking. I am not even sure how I came about this one, I might have been inspired by the “National Chocolate Covered Anything Day”. Yes, you read that right, on December 16th you can celebrate this very delicious holiday and completely feel guild free when eating. If I didn’t see it there I might have stumble across it somewhere online, or I saw it on TV? It doesn’t matter, I thought it genius and wanted to try it.