mango lime pavlovas

Dear Howard, Oh, you’re challenging me to recreate a dessert? Oh, one that you’ve missed because the restaurant is closed during the pandemic? Oh, you don’t think I can make it? Challenge accepted. I mean, I need a weekend project anyways. The longer a recipe takes, the more I’m into it these days. I willContinue reading “mango lime pavlovas”

cinnamon twist buns

Dear Simon and Nancy, I am so behind in writing and posting! I had to do a double take when I saw the date from when these photos were taken. September 2019! When you were here visiting! I remember dropping off these buns to you both and my parents. I hope you enjoyed eating them.Continue reading “cinnamon twist buns”

nectarine hand-pies

Dear Howard, It has become the year of pies and hand-pies. Sure, you might say they’re turnovers or strudels, but hand-pies are so much cuter. Who knew I would churn out more than 50 of these this year only to be gobbled up by the masses? I think the hand-pie obsession is real. Thank goodnessContinue reading “nectarine hand-pies”

nectarine and blueberry pie

Dear Kurt, It’s been a summer of pies! Sorry to have ruined grocery-store pies for you. But now I know why I never liked pies before, the store bought ones have such awful crusts! This summer was a big turning point for me. I used to pick cake over pie, but now I’m very muchContinue reading “nectarine and blueberry pie”

paprika peach pie

Dear Howard, Another pie! This time, the crust surprised us by being incredibly flaky like puff pastry. Was it the wide lattice? Was it because I added more liquid to the dough than the previous pie? Was it the addition of Demerara sugar? We’ll never know because I’m never consistent! Sorry, but at least eachContinue reading “paprika peach pie”