Highlights From Our Current Issue

Apr
18

CIAO! Kitchen Design Competition 2019

  Click here to see photos of winning kitchens from previous years   Do you have the best designed new or renovated kitchen in Winnipeg? Enter the Ciao! Kitchen Design Competition, presented by Steinbach Credit Union! A Grand Prize winner will be featured in Ciao! Magazine’s October Kitchen Design Issue, and receive a gourmet dinner for […]

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Mar
29

Phingky Fuentes – Pinky’s Bakeshop

Flavour Fusion Behind closed doors, Pinky’s Bakeshop is whipping up a new, modern concept: high-end pâtisserie spiked with South Asian tastes. By Sarah Ritchie Phingky Fuentes never dreamed of owning her own business. She simply knew she loved to bake and wanted to make it her career. First introduced to Western-style baking when her family […]

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Mar
29

InTheKitchen – Pinky’s Bakeshop

In the Kitchen chef Phingky Fuentes’ menu:  

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Mar
29

Ciao!Cooks The Chocolate Challenge

Taking candy bars to a whole new level Sweet, salty, chewy and everything in between, chocolate bars are the perfect sweet treat for many, with an embarrassment of options to choose from. Local bakers chef Sophon Chhin of S Squared Pâtisserie and Eileen Manalo of Caked with Love Co. take chocolate bars to task on a […]

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Mar
28

New Restaurant Reviews

  New Restaurant Reviews The Palm Lounge The grandeur of the château-style Fort Garry Hotel is unmatched in Winnipeg, earning its reputation as the city’s finest haunt since 1913. Tucked behind the historic facade, marble floors transition into plush palm-adorned carpet upon entering the lounge. Read more…  Bonfire Bistro There is something so cheerful about […]

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Featured Recipes

Mar
29

Dark Chocolate Bounty Cake

Chef Eileen Manalo Caked With Love Co. Eileen Manalo has been baking chocolate-bar inspired treats out of her Corydon shop for the last four years. Sweet coconut custard mingles with bitter dark chocolate cake in her reconstructed version of a Bounty Bar. Egg-free cookie dough bites satisfy candy cravings with salty Skor pieces and sweet […]

Mar
29

Turtles Entremet

Turtles Entremet Pecans add just the right amount of crunch to the rich chocolate and salted caramel layers.   INGREDIENTS Caramel Mixture 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 Tbsp whipping cream Caramel Cake caramel mixture (above) 2 Tbsp butter (softened) 1 Tbsp golden yellow sugar 1 egg 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp almond meal 1 […]

Mar
29

Tom Yum Chocolate Tarts

                      Owner/Baker Phingky Fuentes Pinky’s Bakeshop Lemongrass and chile peppers are infused into cream to create a herbaciously sweet and spicy tart.   INGREDIENTS Chocolate Crust 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup powdered sugar pinch of salt 1 1/3 sticks […]

Mar
29

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate and Churros

                      Owner/Baker Phingky Fuentes Pinky’s Bakeshop Purchase powdered habanero pepper from Spice World for an authentic Mexican flavour kick.   INGREDIENTS Hot Chocolate 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate 1/2 cup milk 1/4 tsp habanero powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon Churro 2/3 cup flour 1/4 stick unsalted […]

Mar
29

Chocolate Passion Fruit Choux

                      Owner/Baker Phingky Fuentes Pinky’s Bakeshop Tart juice punches up the silky milk chocolate hidden within.   INGREDIENTS Chocolate Passion Fruit Ganache 1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate 1 Tbsp unsalted butter juice of 2 passion fruit Sugar Crust 1 cup flour 1 cup brown sugar […]

Mar
29

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

                      Owner/Baker Phingky Fuentes Pinky’s Bakeshop Nutty tahini blends with rich chocolate for a delightful peanut-free treat.   INGREDIENTS Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 3 3/4 […]