Monster Cookie Dough Bites

Monster Cookie Dough Bites Swap out M&Ms for your favourite chocolate pieces.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup salted butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/4 cup milk (2% or whole) 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 2/3 cup plain M&Ms, slightly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rocher Choux

Chef Sophon “Soapy” Chhin S Squared Pâtisserie Sophon “Soapy” Chhin’s infatuation with Parisian pastry shines in his desserts that combine classic French techniques with modern trends. Inspired by popular brands, Soapy’s Ferrero Rocher choux combines delectable hazelnut and milk chocolate, while entremets layer salted caramel, pecans and chocolate as an ode to a beloved classic, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cranberry Curd Tart with Dark Chocolate Crème Anglaise

Cranberry Curd Tart with Dark Chocolate Crème Anglaise This beautiful marriage of sour, bitter and sweet leaves a lasting impression. INGREDIENTS Hazelnut Crust 1 1/4 cups raw hazelnuts 1 cup rice flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 lb unsalted butter, softened Cranberry Curd 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup sugar […]

Lavender Panna Cotta with Preserved Lemon

Lavender Panna Cotta with Preserved Lemon Fresh berries beautify and preserved lemon perks up this sweet and creamy dish with an unexpected hit of salt and sour. INGREDIENTS Panna cotta 2 1/2 gelatin sheets Water 2 Tbsp lavender (dried or fresh) 1/4 tsp rose water 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups heavy cream (or coconut […]

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie This recipe is rich and tangy at once, with a heavy hit of lime. INGREDIENTS Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 Tbsp sugar 1/4 cup melted butter Key Lime Filling 4 egg yolks zest of 1 lime 1 cup of lime juice 2 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk METHOD Crust 1. Mix […]

Fudge Brownie with Mixed Berries

Owner/Chocolatier Helen Staines Decadence Chocolate Rich and velvety brownies get a fresh tang of ripe raspberries and blueberries.   INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate 4 large eggs 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 cup fresh mixed berries METHOD 1. Preheat […]

Ganache Truffles

Owner/Chocolatier Helen Staines Decadence Chocolate Toppings add texture and flavour to popular ganache morsels. Freeze-dried raspberries are crushed to a powder for the perfect pop of colour.   INGREDIENTS Ganache 2 cups dark chocolate 1 cup 35% whipping cream 1/2 cup light brown sugar Toppings 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries 1/2 cup […]

Chocolate Strawberries

Owner/Chocolatier Helen Staines Decadence Chocolate Edible gold leaf flakes add a luxe touch to this romantic classic.   INGREDIENTS 1 pkg large strawberries 2 cups dark chocolate 2 cups white chocolate 1/4 cup plain cocoa butter 10 drops coloured cocoa butter 24 wood skewers Polystyrene foam Saran wrap METHOD 1. Cut skewers to approximately 3 […]

Firecracker Chocolate Bar

Owner/Chocolatier Helen Staines Decadence Chocolate Each bite of this bar blends sea salt and the spice of chili – but the real party happens when Culinary Crystals crackle and pop on the palate.   INGREDIENTS 1 bottle coloured cocoa butter 3 chocolate bar molds 2 1/2 cup dark chocolate 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp […]

Green Tea Panna Cotta

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Senaris Similar in consistency to leche custard flan, a popular Filipino dessert, Jeremy’s version is amped up with matcha green tea. Purple ube crumble, delicate matcha meringue cookies, and calamansi curd complete this plated palette.   INGREDIENTS Panna Cotta 2 1/4 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup milk 2/3 cup sugar 1 Tbsp […]

Dulce de Leche Pecan Butter

What’s up Buttercup? Dulce de Leche Pecan Butter Winning bread deserves better butter. This sweet spread pairs beautifully with holiday bread, french toast and pancakes. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 Tbsp dulce de leche 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans METHOD 1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a […]

Christmas on the Prairies

Sweet ‘n Savoury Bakes Owner/Baker Suzanne Gessler The Pennyloaf Bakery In two short years, Suzanne has created a joyful neighbourhood bakery. Her goods are made with only high quality and locally sourced ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven (custom-built by masons from Russia and Ukraine) giving each product a dimensional crust and a light, […]

Ube Ensaymada

Ube Ensaymada A pop of purple from Ube Halaya yam jam, with its delicately sweet and comforting flavour, sets this recipe apart from the traditional Filipino brioche recipes. INGREDIENTS Dough 1 cup milk 1/2 cup salted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 5 cups all purpose flour 1 package […]

Almond Pulla

Almond Pulla Pulla is a traditional Finnish cardamom bread that is light, sweet and best served straight from the oven. INGREDIENTS Dough 3 1/2 tsp yeast 1 1/8 cup white sugar 1 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 Tbsp cardamon 2 eggs, beaten 15 1/8 cups all purpose flour 3 3/4 cups salted butter (melted) 3 3/4 […]

Bolo Rei

Hail to the King Chef Ronald Jimenez Lisbon Bakery This purveyor of Portuguese breads and cakes keeps tradition close to the heart of his homeland. Ronald now helms longstanding Lisbon Bakery, and proudly distributes to restaurants citywide from his panaderia. Bolo Rei This traditional Portuguese sweet bread is a Christmas favourite in Winnipeg, Portugal and […]

Granola Leaf Cookies

Granola Leaf Cookies These bars are great packed for an on-the-go energy boost. INGREDIENTS 2 cups extra thick rolled oats 1 cup whole almonds, roasted and roughly chopped 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup honey 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup peanut butter METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 […]

Alfajores-Dulce de Leche

Alfajores Kitchen hack: If you’re tight for time, pick up the Dulce de Leche mixture at a local supermarket. INGREDIENTS Cookies 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 3 egg yolks 2 cups cornstarch 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp vanilla extract coconut flakes 4 tsp of cocoa (optional) […]

Rhubarb Pavlova

Rhubarb Pavlova This light as air meringue treat is a perfect summer dessert, topped with seasonal rhubarb. INGREDIENTS Pavlova 4 egg whites 1 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups heavy cream Rhubarb Chutney 1 cup diced rhubarb 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup diced apple METHOD Pavlova 1. In a […]

Bacon Dipped Pineapple Pops

Bacon Dipped Pineapple Pops Shape pineapple slices with a cookie cutter. Brush with caramel sauce and dip in (or spoon on) finely chopped crisp bacon.  

White Chocolate Tart

Owner/Baker Nathalie Gautier L’epi de Ble White chocolate ganache is whipped until light as air and used to top this dreamy treat. Nathalie imports gold glitter glaze to fill the raspberries for a luxurious look. INGREDIENTS Almond Crust 2 cups flour 2/3 cup salted butter 3/4 cup and 1 Tbsp icing sugar 1/3 cup almond […]

Coulants au Chocolat

These rich morsels break open to reveal a gooey truffle centre. Crème anglaise, poured on just before serving, is the final flourish ingredients Cake 7/8 cup chocolate 1/4 cup butter 3 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour Truffle Centre 1/2 cup dark chocolate 1 tsp whipping cream (35%) pistachio, to taste Crème Anglaise 1 […]


Owner/Baker Nathalie Gautier L’epi de Ble This fancy cream puff’s name means “nun”, inspired by their traditional habits. INGREDIENTS Pâte à Choux 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 7/8 cup butter 1 Tbsp sugar 2 1/2 cups flour, sifted 9 large eggs Crème Pâtisserie 11 egg yolks 1 1/4 cup sugar (divided) 1 L whole […]

Chocolate Mousse Crème Brûlée

Owner/Baker Nathalie Gauthier L’epi de Ble Layers of rich mousse and silky crème brûlée make up this decadent cake. INGREDIENTS Vanilla Cremeaux 1 vanilla bean 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup cream 5 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp gelatin Chocolate Mousse 2 cups whipping cream (35%) 7/8 cup dark chocolate (56% cocoa) Chocolate Sponge […]

Vegan Donuts

  Vegan Doughnuts Chef/Owner Amanda Kinden Oh Doughnuts These light and fluffy doughnuts prove diet restrictions don’t sacrifice indulgence. Visit for topping recipes. INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cup warm water 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast 4 1/8 cup flour (plus extra for kneading) 2 flax eggs (combine 2 Tbsp ground flax seed and 5 […]