LEMON CURD

Lemon Curd

This batch of lemon curd was intended to be filling madeleines, but I found that there wasn’t enough being injected into the cookie. As a filling for a cupcake or spread on a piece of toast, it would be stellar.

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MADELEINES

I’ve always been scared to try madeleines. They always gave the impression of being hard to do, in the way that fancy French desserts are wont to do. But with a birthday dinner for my mother and one of my

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CHOCOLATE STOUT COOKIES

The other day I was putting away groceries and noticed a can of chocolate milk stout that the Hubby hadn’t drunk. This is a milk stout, that is flavoured with chocolate, not a chocolate milk tasting stout. Either way, I

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TRIFLE

It was years ago when I first heard of trifle. A bit of research ended up showing some disturbing jello and fruit concoction, I’m not sure where it came from, but I knew that it wasn’t the trifle I’d tried.

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SHORTBREAD

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is one of the Hubby’s favourite Christmas cookies. Along with my rumballs, of course. You may be surprised by the amount of corn starch in the recipe. It’s not a mistake, it really uses a cup. What it does is make the

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FUDGE

Another new Christmas treat for me. Bizarrely, I don’t think I’ve ever made fudge. Probably because it’s not my all-time desired sugar fix. But after struggling to get my caramels to work this year, and not feeling in the mood

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LICORICE CARAMELS

Salted Licorice Caramels

This is the second year I’ve made licorice caramels. Last year they were lightly salted and this year they ended up being vanilla-licorice. I originally found the recipe for salted licorice caramels in the Holiday Special Edition of Bon Appetit.

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