The arrival of late summer’s bounty marks the official start of baking season.
Roving pastry purveyor Chams Sbouai serves decadent French cream puffs from a tricked-out tricycle.
From within the glass-fronted shop of Vancouver’s L’Éclair de Génie, rows of brightly decorated éclairs beckon to passersby.
Though every Canadian region has its sweet specialties, many are unknown beyond their particular places of origin—which is a shame, because they’re all delicious.
At the heart of any Mardi Gras celebration, alongside deliriously gaudy, bead-spewing parade floats, one will find the King Cake, a chintzy confection celebrants go crazy (crazier?) for.
From Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, here’s where to best cap off a romantic evening with a little something sweet.
Let cool before serving, as difficult as that may be.
This recipe by Thomas Haas of Vancouver’s Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie has a few moving parts, but don’t let that deter you for making it at home.
Nadège Nourian of Toronto’s Nadege Patisserie says the blackberry macaron is one of her staple flavours. “The acidity of the blackberry is offset by the sweetness of the macaron shell which create a perfect balance.”