Maulwurftorte – German Molehill Cake

Maulwurftorte - German Molehill Cake

I made a Maulwurftorte, a German molehill cake, for my birthday. As you can see, the cake looks like a molehill. It’s rather easy to make, but really delicious. First I baked the chocolate hazelnut sponge cake; I actually made it the day before I served the Maulwurftorte as I was short on time. Once […]

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

I made a chocolate chip walnut pumpkin spice bread using up leftover pumpkin from Ryan’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Last year, I made these walnut raisin pumpkin spice muffins, but I wanted to do something new this time around. A can of pureed pumpkin here in Canada is 796 mL, or about 27 oz. Many pumpkin […]

Galaktoboureko – Greek Custard Cake

Galaktoboureka - Greek Custard Cake

Galaktoboureko is a Greek dessert; basically, it’s a pastry-covered custard drenched in flavoured syrup. Best served warm when the pastry is still crisp and the custard just set, galaktoboureko is a great dessert for a large crowd. The baking dish full of rich dessert can easily serve 12-15 people. Although it is tastiest when fresh […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Charlotte

Strawberry Rhubarb Charlotte

Our strawberry rhubarb charlotte was inspired by one we had at Au Pied de Cochon this past June. We were so impressed by the delicious dessert that I adapted it for Tomiko’s unofficial birthday party over the Canada Day long weekend. The tart rhubarb makes this strawberry rhubarb charlotte really special, since we can only […]

Oma’s German Dessert Waffles

Oma's Dessert Waffles

Our Oma would make these cake-like dessert waffles in her heart-shaped waffle iron. These are great fresh, or dried out and dunked in coffee or tea. Then, our Mama said she used to quickly whip these up when unexpected guests came to call – company could start eating the first batch while the rest baked […]

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