Cheesecake Brownies

Curled up in my cozies at home with my cat and Lianne La Havas* music while writing up this recipe to share with you is proving to be a great antidote to Montréal’s freezing winds.  I published a similar recipe for marbled cheesecake brownies almost 7 years ago.   I remember loving those brownies, especially eating…

Kahlúa Truffle Brownies with Peanut Butter Ganache and Milk Chocolate Drizzle

These decadent fudgy brownies are a great treat for the holiday season.  A new favourite, I’ll definitely bake another batch this season.  The coffee aroma permeates throughout the kitchen as you bake these brownies, it’s intoxicating.  The milk chocolate is not overly sweet, and the peanut butter in the ganache subtly adds more depth. I’m…

Speculoos Swirl Brownies

          Can there ever be too many brownie recipes in your baking repertoire?  I couldn’t resist the idea of gorgeous swirls of Speculoos on top of brownies.  It seemed decadent like these incredible Dulce de Leche Brownies.  To elevate these brownies, I suggest baking a batch of my favourite brownies and…

Zucchini Brownies

      It’s no coincidence that I’ve started up my baking blog again while contemplating a return to academia.  School (even just the thought of it) brings out the baker in me.  I completed my studies in November 2014, and I thought I was done with uni.  But now…  I’ve been working on my…

PB & J Brownies

Swirls of peanut butter pastry cream and raspberry jam transform this childhood classic into a sophisticated adult treat.  Jamie Oliver gives a whole new meaning to PB&J snack time with these delectable dark chocolate brownies. Dollops of peanut butter pastry cream and raspberry jam are swirled into the brownie batter.  For a final garnish, the…

Fondant au Chocolat Brownies

    One of my favourite desserts is fondant au chocolat.  My Montréal destination of choice when I want to treat myself to one is dessert bar Juliette et Chocolat.  Molten lava cakes seem so fancy and special, and this recipe shows you how to recreate these little cakes with the gooey centre in your…

Tartine Brownies

My summer baking playlist (technically winter Down Under) has been an eclectic mix of Montreal-based band Motel Raphael, Mad Season and Lana Del Rey. Earlier this summer I came across Natasha’s post about her favourite brownies. Even though I already have heaps of brownie recipes in my repertoire, Natasha made these sound so delicious that…

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Did anyone else just assume that Katharine and Audrey were related? I was under the impression that the two legendary actresses were sisters, oops! On Wednesdays, the Montreal Gazette publishes a food section. Last week, the paper featured a brownie recipe by the late Katharine Hepburn. Turns out she was famous for this recipe as…

Guinness Brownies

In the spring of 2011, I travelled to the Republic of Ireland. The expiration of my UK Youth Mobility Visa coincided with some Montreal friends’ move to London. We made plans to meet up in Dublin after my last shift in the kitchen. While in Dublin, I stopped by the Guinness brewery. Although I’m not…

Date Brownies

Ever walk into a baking aisle and get hit with a wave of weed? Just a regular Monday night at the grocery store. Next in line for brownie week: the date brownies. Random foodie fact of the day: dates are the oldest cultivated fruit in the world! The amber-brown fruit has been plucked from the…