Author: Ellen

Perfect Tres Leches Cake

I first saw this cake during my college days, in late 2000s, I believe. I collected any and all interesting or vintage recipes (actually I did that for as long as my memories go back.) The Cooks Illustrated headline stated: “This cake’s allure is the moistness it acquires after being […]

Light as air Matzo ball soup

Fluffy, light as air matzo balls are basically sponges and are an amazing broth delivery system! They are basically the lightest, most delicious and fluffiest dumplings you can imagine, infused with the delicious broth.

Delicious Homemade Breakfast Sausage

I’m not sure I have any stories or inspirations behind this recipe. This is just a very simple and very good breakfast sausage. It could be (and should be, so that flavours can meld) made ahead, for an easy and quick breakfast. It’s freezer friendly. It could also be crumbled […]

Lemon tart

Tarte Au Citron – Lemon Tart like no other

This French Lemon tart is different from a typical North American lemon tart since the filling is not baked. Instead, the filling is prepared by making sabayon, a mixture of egg and sugar gently heated in a double-boiler on the stove top. I found that adding crème fraiche or sour […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

My take on this classic soup is quite different from many recipes on the internet. It brings to the table more flavour and reduces the amount of waste by using all of the broccoli, including the stems. Although, I still use some flour to help thicken the soup, a lot […]