Canadian Living: sweet and simple

Sweet, simple and made with love: Is there anything better?

The Canadian Living Test Kitchen has rounded up 100 of its easiest Tested-Till-Perfect desserts, treats and snacks. If you’re a cook who’s just starting out, there are all the luscious, basic recipes you need to build yourrepertoire:

muffins, quick breads, crisps, cobblers, easy cakes and much more. For advanced cooks, there are scrumptious twists on your favourite simple desserts, including ginger-scented shortcakes (so good with fruit and cream), fruity and chocolaty bread puddings, and light-as-air mousses.

Canada’s most-trusted food experts also share all their best tips and tricks
for making homemade desserts that bring people together, without
spending hours in the kitchen.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Cover 1
Contents 8
Crisps 10
Rhubarb Sour Cherry Crisp 10
Pear Apple Crisp 12
Crumbles 13
Gluten-Free Strawberry Crumble 13
Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler 15
Cobblers 15
Peach Cobbler 16
Peach and Blackberry Cornmeal Cobbler 19
Saskatoon Berry Cobbler 20
Grunts 21
Plum Berry Grunt 21
Peach Betty 22
Betties 22
Apple Brown Betty 25
Nectarine and Cherry Brown Betty 26
Pandowdies 28
Apple Raisin Pandowdy 28
Gooseberry Pandowdy 29
Upside-Down Buttermilk Pear Cake 31
Upside-Down Cakes 31
Raspberry Upside-Down Cake 32
Old-Fashioned Cakes 35
Rustic Apple Cake 35
Steamed Pumpkin Cakes With Brown Sugar Sauce 36
Victorian Tea Cake 37
Maple Leaf Icebox Cake 38
Glazed Lemon Poke Cake 41
Bundt Cakes 41
Apple Pecan Bundt Cake With Caramel Sauce 42
Coffee Cakes 44
Apple Streusel Coffee Cake 44
Blueberry Coffee Cake 45
Cranberry Coffee Cake With Almond Streusel 47
Snacking Cakes 48
Nut-Free Carrot Cake With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing 48
Sour Cream Chocolate Crumb Cake 51
Apple Pie Cake 52
Orange Almond Flourless Snacking Cake 53
Pudding Cakes 54
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake 54
Blueberry Pudding Cake 57
Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake 58
Berries and Chocolate Cupcakes 60
Cupcakes 60
Carrot Ginger Cupcakes 61
Apple Spice Cupcakes 63
Squares 64
Cranberry Almond Squares 64
Orange Date Squares 67
No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Squares 68
Blueberry Lime Shortbread Squares 69
Date and Prune Squares 70
Brownies 73
The Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies 73
Peanut Butter Swirly Brownies 74
Gluten-Free Super Fudgy Chocolate Brownies 76
Vanilla Bean Amaretti 77
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies 79
Cookies 79
Sweet ’n’ Salty Cookies 80
Sweet Loaves 83
Butterscotch Pear Loaf 83
The Ultimate Banana Bread 84
Orange Sunshine Loaf 85
Stripey Chocolate Peanut Butter Loaf 86
Lemon Yogurt Loaf 89
Pumpkin Chocolate Bread 90
Lemon Pound Cake 91
Muffins 92
Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Chip Muffins 92
Almond Crumble Peach Muffins 95
Crunchy-Top Blueberry Muffins 96
Cranberry Seed Muffins 99
Milk Chocolate Scones 100
Scones 100
Currant and Cream Scones 101
Shortcakes 102
Cranberry Shortcakes 102
Ginger Shortcakes With Oven-Roasted Plums 105
Meringues 106
Blackberry Hazelnut Meringue 106
Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers 107
Pastries 107
Summer Orchard Tart 108
Cherry and Ricotta Turnovers 111
Bread Puddings 112
Peaches and Cream Bread Pudding 112
Banana Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding 114
Baked Rum Raisin Rice Pudding 115
Puddings 115
Tapioca With Toasted Coconut 117
Caramel Pudding 118
Cardamom Rice Pudding With Ginger Mango Salad 121
Chocolate Caramel Layered Pudding 122
Vanilla Bean Pudding 123
Pumpkin Amaretti Mousse 124
Mousses 124
Silky Mango Yogurt Mousse 127
Luscious Lemon Mousse 128
Silky Chocolate Mousse 130
Cranberry Raspberry Mousse 131
Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse 133
Custards 134
Classic Vanilla Crème Brûlée 134
Pumpkin Caramel Custards 136
Buttermilk Panna Cotta With Macerated Strawberries 137
Berries With Sabayon 138
Creamy Desserts 140
Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes 140
Lemon Crunch Parfaits 143
Light Berry Fool 144
Honey Cream With Vanilla-Roasted Figs 145
Baked Apples With Figs and Almonds 146
Roasted Fruit 146
Brown Sugar–Roasted Fall Fruit 149
Honey-Roasted Pears 150
Roasted Summer Fruit With Spiced Mascarpone Cream 153
Acknowledgments 154
Index 155
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