DESSERTS

Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Men

  Renee Conrad, Sweet Endings Cafe This dressed-to-impress version of traditional gingerbread men is always the first to go at parties, according to Renee. Since they’re so stable, they make for great gifts.  Ingredients 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves […]

Gingerbread cake by Chef/owner Kurt Wagner of Gasthaus Gutenberger

Christmas Lebkuchen (gingerbread cake)

Chef/owner Kurt Wagner, Gasthaus Gutenberger This twist on traditional gingerbread has the nostalgia of fruitcake with none of the stigma. You’ll be sneaking pieces late into the night. The first note is textural, with the cake resembling the density of pound cake. A rise of burnt orange is accemted with a spicy finish. Ingredients 1/2 […]

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, […]

Cinna Mint-meringue Kisses

cinna-mint meringue kisses

Whether a prelude to an evening of romance, or a punctuation to a fine dinner, these miniature meringue kisses make the ideal after dinner mint. Ingredients ­6 egg whites 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon extract 1/2 tsp peppermint extract pink paste icing colour Method 1. Preheat oven to 175˚F. 2. Stir egg whites […]

Cinnamon Apple by Gâteau Chef Eldon Brink of Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

Cinnamon Apple Gâteau

Chef Eldon Brink, Holiday Inn Winnipeg South Decadent layers of apple, cinnamon and spongy cake are light as air. Ingredients Cake 1 1/2 cups softened butter 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 2 Tbsp cinnamon icing sugar Filling 4 cups quartered and cored crab apples sugar to coat 2 cups whipping cream […]

Cinnamon Buns

Tall Grass Prairie Bakery Remember sweet smelling cinnamon buns coming out of Grandma’s oven? A whiff of these tasty treats will bring you back to childhood. Ingredients Buns 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 8 cups white flour 3/4 cup oil 2 Tbsp salt 3 eggs 5 cups water 2 1/2 cups brown sugar, divided […]

Circus Cornets

Circus Cornets You have to move quickly when making these fun treats, as cookies need to be hot when bent around the cornet mold. These metal molds are available at most kitchen stores. O’Hara suggests serving cornets as a special kids-only dessert. Ingredients 5 Tbsp butter, melted 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1 […]

Classic Sugar Cookies by Co-owners Belinda and Carol Bigoldof High Tea Bakery

Classic Sugar Cookies

Co-owners Belinda and Carol Bigold, High Tea Bakery Sugar cookies are often dry and have little flavour. To avoid this problem, the Bigolds always use real butter and real vanilla. It makes all the difference. Ingredients 2/3 cup butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 egg 4 tsp milk 2 cups […]

Cocoa Meringue by Owner Beth Grubert of Baked Expectations

Cocoa Meringue

Owner Beth Grubert,  Baked Expectations Light-as-air, melt-in-your mouth meringue, frothy cocoa cream and tangy raspberries conspire to make this cover star shine. Ingredients Meringue Base 2 cups egg whites (can use carton, such as Naturegg) 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar pinch cream of tartar 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder Cocoa Cream 8 cups whipping […]

Coconut Caramel Crêpe Bales

Ingredients Crêpes 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup water 2 cups flour 4 Tbsp cooking oil 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt Filling 1/2 cup toasted coconut 1/2 cup caramel sauce Method Beat eggs until frothy. Add remaining crêpe ingredients and beat smooth. Store covered in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Pour 1/4 cup of […]

Coconut Cream Panna Cotta with Lime Gelee by Erin Bend

Coconut Cream Panna Cotta with Lime Gelée

by Erin Bend Fashion faux fish, wasabi and rice from grapefruit, lime gelée and panna cotta for playfully cool summertime refreshments. Use flat-bottomed 2″ circular moulds and a high-sided baking dish to create sweet ‘nigiri’ and ‘maki’ pieces. There is also an option to fill moulds with panna cotta only. Ingredients Lime Gelée 2 tsp […]

Coconut Cream Pie with Shaved White Chocolate

Chef Bill Georgakopoulos Rae & Jerry’s A classic dreamy dessert packed with shredded coconut and piled with shavings of creamy white chocolate. Ingredients 2 cups milk 3/4 cup cream 1/3 cup + 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 1/3 cup shredded coconut 2 eggs + 3 egg yolks 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/8 cup butter 1/8 cup […]

Coconut Snowballs

Chef Belinda Bigold High Tea Bakery These are sweet rich bites of our favourite tropical flavour. Ingredients 2 cups icing sugar 3 cups desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1/3 cup + 4 tsp sweetened condensed milk 1/4 tsp coconut extract Method 1. Sift icing sugar into a large bowl […]

Conversation Hearts

Conversation Hearts

True love comes with bumps so keep the mood light with a playful outlook. It could make the difference between LOL and STBY! Ingredients 2 tsp gelatin 1/2 cup vodka 2 tsp cornstarch 4 cups powdered sugar Method 1. Mix gelatin, vodka and cornstarch in a pot. Heat over low heat until gelatin is completely […]

Cookies and Cream Gelati by Baker Raul Mantel of Eva's Gelato

Cookies and Cream Gelati

Baker Raul Mantel, Eva’s Gelato Ingredients 2 1/4 cups whole milk 3 1/4 cups whipping cream 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup Oreo-type cookies, crumbled Method 1. Mix milk and cream in a large bowl. Add beaten yolks and corn syrup. Mix […]

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 […]

Cranberry Pistachio Bark

Master Chocolatier, Fred Morden Mordens’ of Winnipeg Sweet white chocolate, tart cranberries, and salty pistachios give this bark an addictive bite. Ingredients 1 ½ pounds tempered Mordens’ white chocolate 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup dry roasted shelled pistachios Method Tempered Mordens’ White Chocolate See ciaowinnipeg.com for recipe. Cranberry Pistachio Bark 1.    Line a 10×15 […]

Cranberry spelt and flax cookies by Baker/Owner Tom Janzen of Bread & Circuses Bakery

Cranberry, Spelt and Flax Cookies

Baker/Owner Tom Janzen, Bread & Circuses Bakery A crumbly, meringue-like crunch is the first note with chewy bits of dried fruit mingling with base notes of nutty flax. Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup granulated sugar 2 1/2 cups light spelt flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 […]

Crazy Chocolate Cake

Crazy Chocolate Cake

An icing sugar stencil and pretty pastel box turn this simple, no-fail chocolate cake recipe into an elegant hostess gift. Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk* 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup boiling water 1 tsp […]

Cream Puffs by Chef Paul Vocadlo of Bistro Dansk

Cream Puffs

Chef Paul Vocadlo, Bistro Dansk This divine wonder tastes just as good as it looks, thanks to a refined balance of fresh and rich flavours, with dense and light textures. Ingredients Puff Pastry Shell 2 cups water 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup eggs Custard 1 Tbsp vanilla 5 cups […]