Apple Crisp or Croustillant aux pommes

Apple Crisp is one of my favourite things to make. It’s fast and easy to prepare, it’s a warm and cozy on a cold winter’s night, and because it’s apples and rolled oats, somehow it’s OK to have a second helping… and a third. I’ve tried different variations of this recipe, thinking “If apple crisp…

Epic Apple Pie

We got in one last trip to our favourite apple orchard in last week – a sad day indeed, as it’s now closed for the season. Everything at Verger Henryville is ridiculously cheap, the farmers are rosy-cheeked and kind, and we always drive away eating warm, homemade donuts, spilling crumbs and sugar all over the car….

Farmhouse Zucchini Bread

A simple and classic recipe for farmhouse zucchini bread. Farmhouse Zucchini Bread 3 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 ½ cups granulated sugar (320 grams) 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups flour (500 grams) 2 cups grated zucchini, packed and not…

Maple Syrup Pie with Apple Cider Vinegar

Maple syrup pie is delicious but can be unbearably sweet. This problem is solved with a generous shot of apple cider vinegar to balance out the flavour. Image Source This recipe takes time, so it’s not for anyone who wants their pie in a hurry. You can make the maple filling a day ahead to…

Easy Artisan Sandwich Bread

Back in the 1700s in Quebec, people’s diet’s consisted of up to 85% bread, an inconceivable idea in today’s world when so many people are on gluten-free diets. I am not one of these people, however. I love bread. Plus, I need bread for my kid’s lunches next week and have no desire to venture to…

Crusty No Knead Bread

In honour of the hard-working settlers in New France, here is my favourite bread recipe. It’s based on a bread by Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery in New York.

This bread is amazing. Anyone can make it. It requires no skill, no kneading, and no special ingredients. It also takes very little effort — just time, about 15-20 hours to be exact. But most of that time is just waiting for the long, slow fermentation of the dough to take place, which results in the most perfect loaf.

Pets de Soeur or Nun’s Farts

Literally translated, Pets-de-Soeur mean’s “Nun’s Farts.” I mean, wow. Best name for a recipe ever. It’s also a great way to use up loose bits of dough after making tourtière, galette des rois, etc. Ingredients Leftover pie dough, puff pastry dough, etc. Soft butter Brown sugar Cinnamon Directions Roll dough into a  rectangle about 1/4 inch thick….

Galette des Rois or King’s Cake

Many people of French descent eat Galette des Rois (King Cake) every year on January 6. This date is known as the Epiphany on the Christian calendar and celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem to see Jesus Christ, the newborn king. Galette des Rois is a cake made of puff pastry…