Luscious Vanilla Cheesecake

Yield: one 9-inch cheesecake Recipe: 16/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 160    I will make it simple for everyone. If I had 0.01 seconds to think about and name my favorite dessert, it would no doubt be cheesecake. I rarely eat desserts in restaurants, but when I do I almost always opt for the classic … Continue reading

Raspberry Compote

Yield: about 1  1/2 cups (375 mL) Recipe: 15/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 320    To serve with a wonderful cheesecake I baked yesterday, I made this incredibly easy to make raspberry compote, as suggested. It is simple, yet tasty and has ideal texture. A perfect fruity touch to rich desserts such as cheesecakes! Ingredients: … Continue reading

Rich Vanilla Cake with Fudge Frosting

Yield: a 2-layer 8-inch round cake Recipe: 14/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 142    Part two of my cake and cookie birthday baking: a rich vanilla cake with a fudge frosting. This cake was just as promised: moist, rich and utterly delightful with its distinct vanilla flavour. This scrumptious cake elicited compliment after compliment. Another … Continue reading

Fudge Frosting

Yield: about 2  1/2 cups, enough to cover a 3-layer 8-inch cake Recipe: 13/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 142    As mentioned in my previous post, I volunteered to make a cake and cookies for a colleague’s birthday. However, I could not for the life of me decide on which cake to make. The cake … Continue reading

Salted Orange Toffee Slices

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies Recipe: 12/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 30     For a colleague’s birthday I volunteered to make a cake and cookies to bring at work. Wanting try out a new recipe from Anna’s cookbook and having them in mind from her comment on a previous post, I decided to try … Continue reading

Creamy Mocha Pudding

Yield: 4 individual servings Recipe: 11/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 316     For New Year’s Eve I was receiving my best friends for dinner. For this special occasion marking the end of an eventful year, I was looking for a special dessert that would be liked and appreciated by my friends. Since I knew … Continue reading