Recipe Post: Eggnog Fudge

I’ve always loved eggnog; however, my taste for eggnog has never really matured past childhood. If you want to please me during Christmastime (and Christmas ONLY, no other time of year for the ‘nog for me!), then buy me a container. But not the fancy schmancy kind, or dare I say make-your own filled with…

Recipe Post: ANZAC Biscuits!

Strewth! Happy ANZAC Day to all of my Aussie and Kiwi readers and friends! This Saturday, April 25th is a much-beloved public holiday for those DownUnder. The official description, according to the Australian High Commission in Canada‘s website: “ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day marks the anniversary of the…

Tips for Better Baking: Sugar and Other Natural Sweeteners

Sugar, and its cousins, performs many important roles in baking.   Sugar: provides moisture and tenderness increases the shelf-life of finished products caramelizes at high temperatures, and adds sweetness All refined sugars (granulated white sugar, confectioner’s/icing sugar, brown or golden yellow sugar, and “raw” sugars such as Demerara and turbinado), are equal when it comes to their…