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.
Ezra Braves takes coffee seriously. At the Espresso Institute of North America in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood, Braves trains aficionados and café owners in his “laboratory” of coffee grinders, espresso machines, and percolators. He applies the same level of dedication and expertise to baked goods—and the result is seriously good. These fudgey brownies sprinkled with kosher salt and crushed …
“If you love the classic chocolate chip cookie, you will especially love our squares recipe,” says The Rolling Pin‘s co-owner and pastry chef, Vanessa Baudanza. “It’s the perfect spin on the cookie for a family gathering or work holiday party.” Excerpted from Amy Rosen’s Toronto Eats. Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares By Vanessa Baudanza and Isabelle Loiacono of The Rolling Pin. Makes …