Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Before my move to Australia, my friend Annika visited me in Montreal. Annika and I met 5 years ago in London when I was backpacking through the UK. We stayed in touch, meeting up in Barcelona and Lausanne over the years. That’s got to be one of my favourite things about travelling: connecting with people…

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

When I baked the banana bread from Cook’s Illustrated, something was a bit off. It was delicious, but not quite right (still, I do recommend you try out that recipe!). Because really, what is the point of a banana bread if there are no chocolate chunks?!? Deb from Smitten Kitchen fixed this problem, and then…

Lemon Polenta Cake

For today’s announcement, I wanted a bright, sunny dessert. In July, I will be moving to AUSTRALIA for my final semester of university! Today I received the official letter of acceptance from UNSW. As part of my undergraduate degree, I have the opportunity to go on two student exchanges. In February 2013, I moved to…

Banana Bread

Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping again and the cool breeze coming in through the open windows is so refreshing. A new season is still a month away and the mounds of snow have not melted, but you can feel the shift. Yesterday I demonstrated uncharacteristic restraint by not going to the massive…

Lemon Bundt Cake

John Newman‘s debut album Tribute has been my baking soundtrack lately. Lucky for me he’s coming to Montreal in April to play the Corona Theatre. While I was dancing around the kitchen to his rich tone I baked up this light and bright lemon Bundt cake. His retro sound seemed fitting for a vintage Bundt….

Honey Loaf

To celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, it is customary to bake honey-laced treats, symbolising hope for a sweet new year. This honey loaf brightens up January’s early days. The delicious scent of caramelised honey wafts through your kitchen when you take the loaf out of the oven. The flavourful batter bakes into a…

Chocolate Heartland Bundt Cake

I remember when your head caught flame It kissed your scalp and caressed your brain Well you laughed Baby it’s okay It’s buzzcut season anyway -Buzzcut Season by LORDE LORDE’s debut album Pure Heroine has been one of my baking soundtracks since its release. I got hooked at the first listen. Her atmospheric beats and…

Pumpkin Almond Cake

Last spring, my mother graduated from university with a law degree. Since, she has moved to Ottawa to complete a masters degree with the goal of becoming a notary. This semester’s class schedule made it possible for her to spend long weekends in Montreal. A couple of slices of this cake made it back to…

Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake with Caramel Rum Frosting

You know you’re in a creative writing class when the students chat excitedly about pens… I kid you not. Tomorrow I will submit the first draft of my short story for my prose fiction class. There will be an added level of exposure since I have to lend my voice to the piece when I…

Root Beer Bundt Cake

This cake is the Baked version of the simple summer pleasure of a root beer float. You can serve up each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to tie it all in. Baking it into a bundt cake gives it a retro feel and makes it the perfect dessert for a picnic. Make…