And then came Coconut Tart

After a long evening of wrestling raw coconut out of its shell, I woke the next morning refreshed, and oh so ready for coconut tart. Coconut tart is a sticky-sweet, rich enough for dessert but bready enough to make it sort of justifiable for breakfast.  Sort of.  And you know the fun of dinner at…

Adventures in Poundcakeland: Excursions 1 and 2

I have many favourite desserts.  Rum cake, guava duff, and cheesecake reign supreme.  Anything featuring a decadent, flaky pastry is a winner.  But one of my favourites has always been pound cake, a thick-n-solid, don’t-drop-that-on-your-toes, Brick House kinda girl. Pound cake is not plain cake.  It is not yellow cake.  It is not white cake. …

Cherry pie humiliation

Fella’s birthday was coming up.  Having heard him declare on multiple occasions that his Favourite Pie Ever is cherry, I decided to take on the challenge.  Oh yeah. Best cherry pie ever.  Eat my dust, artificially flavoured Safeway crap. This challenge has been taunting me for some time.  Last summer, just before fella’s birthday, he…