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  • Chai spice biscotti Chai spice biscotti

    Chai spice biscotti

Chai spice biscotti

There is so much to love about biscotti. You need to double bake it so it’s nearly impossible to get the consistency wrong, it stays fresh longer than your average cookie, and best of all, it’s the perfect biscuit to dip inside your morning coffee. But I like my biscotti to be either old-school Italian, with some pistachio or a hint of lemon, or to have some kind of modern twist, like this recipe from Chatelaine. The usual chocolate almond biscotti don’t interest me. But this biscotti was absolutely delicious. It hit all the right notes with me, slightly savoury and peppery while finishing on a sweet note. The result is a completely unexpected taste sensation that you’ll crave time and time again – particularly for anyone who loves Indian flavours like I do. Substitutions: None, but I tried to grind some of the spices in my small marble mortar […]

  • Midnight madness meringue cake Midnight madness meringue cake

    Midnight madness meringue cake

Midnight madness meringue cake

  There’s nothing I like more than alliteration and this is why I made this cake. OK, I’m lying but I must admit I like the name of this cake. Now that I have my Grammar Geek confession out of the way …. To be honest, I don’t really see it as a cake. It’s much more airy and light than a traditional cake. And this is why it’s the perfect dessert for a Canada Day barbecue, which is where this made its appearance. (I told you I was catching up with old posts). Tiers of hazelnut meringue (which I have finally conquered) sandwiched between berries and whipped cream make this an easy dessert to create in steps. And a dramatic-looking one at that. Imagine displaying this on a beautiful cake plattered in candlelight. Sensual, no? I dog-eared a page in a special recipe-only magazine put out by Chatelaine, which has not […]