Classic Diner-Style Chocolate Pie

30C hot hot heat, F1 Grand Prix weekend with food trucks lining up at the Olympic Stadium and Monkland street party going on and anonymous billionaires are hiding free beer in the city. It’s officially summer in Montreal! This recipe is great for summer since you don’t need to turn on the oven. The filling … Continue reading


Ménage à Trois Cookies

Back in April when I was supposed to be studying for my final exam, I was perusing other baking blogs. Natasha’s post about soft batch chocolate chip cookies over at Butter Baking caught my attention. I haven’t added a recipe to my chocolate chip cookies section in over a year. The situation must be remedied! … Continue reading


Butterscotch Pudding Tarts

A new Baked cookbook is on its way! As if I didn’t have enough recipes to get through as it is. But of course, Baked Occasions is now on my wishlist. This recipe for butterscotch pudding tarts is from the first Baked cookbook. I’ve been eying it for some weeks now since my dad likes … Continue reading


Peaches and Cream Pie

While typing up this recipe I was listening to the hockey game on the radio, Montreal Habs versus New York Rangers. I got distracted, which is why I’m only getting back to this recipe now. Games on the radio get so tense! Sadly, we didn’t make it to the playoffs. Til next season, GoHabsGo! The … Continue reading


Lemon Chess Pie

Pie is not my forte. More specifically, flaky, golden crust eludes me. You might have noticed the abundances of cakes on my blog which is in stark contrast to the amount of pie recipes offered. My recent purchase of the Elsen sisters’ The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book will bring about some change. Despite … Continue reading


Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Did anyone else just assume that Katharine and Audrey were related? I was under the impression that the two legendary actresses were sisters, oops! On Wednesdays, the Montreal Gazette publishes a food section. Last week, the paper featured a brownie recipe by the late Katharine Hepburn. Turns out she was famous for this recipe as … Continue reading


Sweet and Salty Cake

Is it bad etiquette to bring cake to a bar? My sister and I each went out Friday night to different bars with friends, and before she stepped out I saw her off with a couple slices to give to her friends. She was more successful in her attempt, texting me a picture of her … Continue reading


Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

A few days ago, a friend requested a recipe for a strawberry shortcake. Instead of the traditional, individually-sized flaky biscuit, she was looking for a layer cake to serve at a picnic gathering. That dessert was on my to-bake list so I was more than happy to test one out. I referred to Cook’s Illustrated … Continue reading

Baking Blog Montreal Notebook

Appetite for Books

website: http://www.appetitebooks.ca phone: 514-369-2002 Address: 388 Victoria Ave., Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2N4 This is one of my favourite spots in Montreal. This culinary bookstore intertwines many of my loves: the worlds of baking, books and travel. My Montreal Notebook will be focusing on tasty addresses, but I wanted to include this one as it is … Continue reading


Red Velvet Cupcakes

To celebrate her birthday, my friend Steph is travelling to Charleston, South Carolina for a long weekend. To go along with her trip, I baked her a Southern-inspired dessert: red velvet cupcakes. The New York Times recently published a piece about red velvet. Red velvet’s resurgence brought on a wave of nostalgia and obsession, making … Continue reading


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