Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • Jamie Oliver’s Quick Portuguese Tarts Jamie Oliver’s Quick Portuguese Tarts

    Jamie Oliver’s Quick Portuguese Tarts

Jamie Oliver’s Quick Portuguese Tarts

  I’ve long been a fan of Jamie Oliver. He loves food. He really loves food. And when he takes shortcuts they’re not ridiculous ones that will sacrifice the flavour or appearance. They might, however, veer from the sanctity of the original recipe, throwing purists into a tizzy. (Ahem). I have to be honest, this is one such a recipe. But it doesn’t bother me in the slightest because these tarts were so darn good. I’ve eaten many a Portuguese tart in my time, straight from the real-deal Portuguese bakeries in Toronto. And while these tarts were delicious, they bore only a slight resemblance to the tarts I know. However, and this is a big however…. I kinda like these better. Shhh. The one caveat is that you need to eat them fresh. The next day they are not so good. I tried reheating them in the oven at a […]

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  • Canadian Living’s Best Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting Canadian Living’s Best Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

    Canadian Living’s Best Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Canadian Living’s Best Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

  First of all, a heartfelt apology for my blogging hiatus. I’m now 8 months pregnant and trying to be realistic about my priorities – baking has fallen by the wayside for now – just for now. I made this cake ages ago and rather than waffle over blogging about it, so long after I made it, I’m just eager as ever to let my readers know how just right on the money it was. This is Canadian Living’s most popular recipe ever and it’s clear why. When I was in Grade 7, our home ec teacher gave us some photocopies of recipes. She gave me a few extra ones that she didn’t cover in her class because I expressed to her – even then – my interest in baking. One of those recipes was one for carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I made it for years, but somehow […]