Friday, November 15, 2013

Just Back....

Just back from almost a month of travel.

I was fortunate to visit Munich & Area in Germany. Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena, Malaga, & Cadiz in Spain. Bridgetown in Barbados and Toronto on the way home to Vancouver.

One of my guilty pleasures is to shop in bookstores and supermarkets when I am out of the country.

On this trip I was able to pick up some books, magazines and other local specialties.

Supermarket Finds

In the Munich area I picked up: Fuchs Brand Spices, some Dark Gravy maker helper, Spicy Mustard, Lebkuchen Spice, Oblates (for Lebkuchen), Spicy Mustard, a package of White & Milk chocolate torte topping. In Spain I picked up some Fleur de Sel, Smoked Paprika, and Spicy Pepper sauce.


Bookstore Finds
In a German book store I picked up an amazing Book - Patiserie-Christophe Felder (German Version). I also picked up a German Christmas Specialties book. In the magazine section I picked up an assortment of 5. All look great. I did try to pick up a Spanish baking book but I couldn't find a comprehensive one. A link to Patiserie in English can be found here.

Can't wait to give a test run to everything!

Hanging on the door when we arrived home from our Neighbour!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sour Cherry Danish Braid

If you have been following over the last week you must have known this was coming. Sour Cherry Danish Braid.

I have made this in the past with canned cherry pie filling and it was pretty good. It must be better with home made sour cherry filling.

I used a recipe in Baking with Julia to bring together my previous posts on:
Sour Cherry Danish Braid
For this recipe I used:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Danish Pastry Dough

I have been following Joe Pastry for about a year now. He has some great tips and history on baking.

With reading a blog like Joe Pastry it was inevitable that I would need to make pastry. So Danish pastry it was. It had to be at least 10 years since the last time I made it so it was time.

I decided I would use the same recipe that I had used before from Baking with Julia.

Danish Pastry Dough
For this recipe I used:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Almond Filling

To go with the Sour Cherry Filling I made the other day I searched for a recipe for an almond filling.

I found one in Baking With Julia. I was inspired by this recipe. A pretty awesome book.

Almond Filling
For this recipe I used:

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sour Cherry Filling

The one pie, tart, cake, or turnover filling I love best is Sour Cherry. Its one of those flavours we rarely has as a kid.

I had some sour cherries in the deep freeze that I needed to use so I decided to try my hand at a sour cherry filling.

After reading some old recipes I came up with what I though would be a great filling.

Sour Cherry Filling
For this recipe I used:

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