Sunday, July 4, 2010

Maple Cream Tart

This beautiful and sunny long weekend we celebrated Canada Day, and not only that but one of my very very very good friend's birthday!.. Nice weather always invites you to BBQ, and Marisol wanted just that to celebrate her birthday! I wanted to cook something nice for my girl, so I thought a creamy maple tart will be just perfect for the occasion!! I wanted to try something new which can be tricky sometimes as I really didn't know how the flavour was going to be like. It was the first time I prepare this recipe and.. oh boy, it was really a nice maple goodness bite! I believe everyone enjoyed it or so they said! Hahahaha anyways, it was a light sweet dessert perfect to enjoy after such a big meal!

Maple Cream Tart


375g ready rolled shortcrust pastry
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/3 cups of cream
1/2 maple syrup
5 egg yolks


Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface so it can cover a 9 inch pie shell. Blind bake the pastry. Meanwhile prepare the filling. Place the cornstarch in a bowl and whisk with a little of the cream until the mixture is smooth. Add the remaining cream, maple syrup, and egg yolks and whisk until combined. Pour the filling into the pastry and bake in a preheated 325F° oven for 30 to 35 mins. or until the filling is set. Chill until cold and set.


Friday, July 2, 2010


Finally summer time has arrived and with that, humid and hot weather is an everyday occurrence. What a better excuse to go for GELATO!..

I think I told you a few posts ago that I just moved to my new place last month, although it's been kinda tiring fixing every little detail there is to fix in the new place, it is also exciting getting used to your new surroundings! I already discovered a great couple of places. Fresh fish, fruits & vegetables and daily baked bread are just around the corner!... But today I am going to talk about one of my best findings!! GELATO! It is seriously one of the best GELATO I've ever tried in Toronto/Etobicoke and you can find it in a great little place in Royal York called San Remo Bakery. YES, you read well, Bakery. There you can find not only the fresh bread I just told you about, but to my surprise the first time I went there, you can also find this frozen treat!

I have only tried 4 different flavours: Raspberry Sorbet, Pistachio, Mango Sorbet & Lemon. All of which I couldn't have enough. I have been going back every week for my stash of GELATO and I believe they will see me again and again for the rest of the summer!