Chocolate Pop-Tarts

I love the idea of baking homemade versions of childhood classics. I was never crazy about pop-tarts when I was growing up, but my younger sister would pop some in the toaster from time to time. These golden morning pastries have a flaky, buttery dough. I filled the pockets with chocolate, but go ahead and…

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

After an afternoon swim at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community pool, my sister Charlotte and I headed to Melk Bar à Café to warm up. The neighbourhood was enveloped with a layer of fog, a respite from the harsh winter. While strolling through Monkland Village we stumbled upon a spice shop. It got me reminiscing about autumn…

Brioche au chocolat

Lately, without any alarm sounding off, I’ve been waking up hours before I need to get ready for work. Since this has been going on for weeks now, I’ve come to appreciate that blissful period when you have no hectic schedule to stick to. An upside to this inability to stay asleep? Time to let…

Sticky Buns

I moved back to Montreal three weeks ago after living in Lausanne, Switzerland since mid-February for a student exchange. As I fielded through the pile of mail that accumulated on my bed, one much-anticipated package stood out. I unwrapped it to find a copy of Flour, a recipe book written by Joanne Chang, pastry chef…