Vegan Burger without the Patty

I've been vegetarian my whole life, which means I grew up in a time where veggie burgers were not an option when eating out! Veggie burgers were actually something I hadn't even tried until I was an adult.  Even though I don't mind a tasty veggie burger once in awhile I still prefer different types of sandwiches with a variety of protein bases….(click the photo to read full post!)

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HONEY CARDAMOM FRENCH PASTRY

OK, its time to try something a little more difficult...trust me, its worth it! 

I know what you are thinking: I don't have the time to make something that takes more than a day to make.  Well, you're right, this does take time but the experience of eating and sharing these treats fresh out of the oven is amazing!

Even though the dough takes a long time to make, it's actually the wait to chill the dough that takes the most time (...click photo to read full post!)

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Dhokla with Coconut Chutney

Dhokla is a popular Indian vegetarian food item that originates from the state of Gujarat. I always really liked the unique taste of it, and made it as part of my British Week Showstopper on The Great Canadian Baking Show (...click photo to read full post)

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What is Rooh Afza?

One of the most popular drinks in the Indian subcontinent is Rooh Afza. The translation of the name is "to nourish the soul" and the ingredients in the syrup seem to do just that! It was originally developed in India in 1906. Rooh Afza is typically used as a drink syrup or in traditional indian desserts and is very popular in the eastern part of the world.  The taste of the syrup is very unique when prepared as a drink (...click the photo to read full post)

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Egg Wash for Baking Bread

Have you ever wondered how bread gets that rich golden colour? The answer may surprise you!  Well it comes from a very common baking ingredient, the egg yolk! Although many bakers use the whole egg, in my experience using just the egg yolk can create a wonderful shine on your bakes.  This was something I learned during Bread Week on The Great Canadian Baking show! (...click the photo to read full post)

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Chocolate Cherry Buche de Noel

One of my favourite signature challenges during the Great Canadian Baking Show was the Buche de Noel, or Yule Log. This is a traditional French dessert usually served during the holiday season. This is a popular dessert because it not only combines nice flavours and a tasty roulade, but also has a very attractive appearance. This will be sure to be a holiday hit for you and your family!  (click the photo to read full post)

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Chocolate Samosas

Samosas are a popular delicacy in the Indian sub-continent. They are readily available at most Indian restaurants, and are very popular as a savory snack. However, you can take this tasty treat and turn into a sweet favourite for the holidays. Here's a recipe that should be a hit with everyone in your home!  (click the photo to read full post)

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What A Whirlwind!

When I applied for the Great Canadian Baking Show, I never thought I'd be chosen. But after the intense interview process, it was like a dream come true. I was absolutely thrilled to be one of the 10 bakers kicking off the first season of the show....(click the photo to read full blog post!)

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