Auntie’s Doughnuts (Fánk)

In Canada, like across North America, many towns were named after place their European settlers used to call home: London, Surrey or in the case of much of my Hungarian family, Stockholm? Wait a minute… Stockholm, Saskatchewan, Canada was actually settled initially by a handful of lovely people from...

Fruity Oat and Bran Muffins

I think about food a lot. And because of that, I will randomly say something when someone makes an innocuous comment. In a coffee shop, years ago, I was talking about the muffins. The person who worked there wished that the low fat muffins were softer. I open my...

Coffee Kifli (Hungarian Crescent Pastry)

Every Christmas, I bake a variety of items that reflect on my family’s traditions. My father’s Hungarian side contributed to a lot of our family’s food traditions. One of the more popular pastries in my family is Kifli. This crescent-shaped pastry was usually filled with a sweet walnut filling...

Ginger Pudding

Every December, I buy A LOT of fresh ginger. One of the gingerbread cookie recipes that I do calls for a lot of fresh grated ginger. I figure that I can always use up any excess in stir frys or drinks. Yesterday I thought of doing a pudding. The...

Cardamom Hot Chocolate

I’ve been exploring more and more Swedish recipes and the one thing that has seeped into my everyday cooking is their use of cardamom. While I’ve always liked using it as a component of a curry spice blend, or the occasional cookie recipe, I never really added it to...

Classic Cinnamon Pear Cobbler

Save Print Classic Cinnamon Pear Cobbler Recipe type: Dessert   Ingredients For the pears: 3 large pears, cored and chopped into 2cm/1" chunks ¼ cup white sugar 1 Tbsp flour 1 tsp cinnamon For the Cinnamon Cobbler Topping: 2 cups red fife flour (or whole wheat flour) 2 Tbsp white...

Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Buns)

On October 4th every year, Sweden celebrates Cinnamon Bun Day. To think that an entire nation has a day dedicated to a small sweet dessert shows the importance in their culture. Every day, Swedes have fika, or their idea of the coffee break. But don’t think it’s just sitting...