Creme Brulee

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Ingredients:
*6 egg yolks
*6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
*1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*2-1/2 cups heavy cream
*2 tablespoons brown sugar

The classic creme brulee is so yummy and quite easy to make, it just takes a bit of prep work. The ingredients are simply enough. And no matter what people tell you, everything is better with a torch!

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/19165/creme-brulee/

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Puff Pastry

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Ingredients:
*1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
*1/2 cup sugar
*2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1 large egg + 1 teaspoon water
*1 large apple, very thinly sliced
*caramel for serving, optional

This is so quick and easy to make that it only requires simple ingredients. Perfect for those last minute pot lucks! Although the caramel is optional, I highly recommend it!

Source: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/11/cinnamon-sugar-apple-puff-pasty/

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

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Ingredients:
*1 box of yellow cake mix prepared and baked into cupcakes
*1 pound of strawberries, washed, and sliced into bite size pieces
*1 Tbsp of sugar
*1 cup heavy whipping cream
*1 Tbsp powdered sugar
*1 tsp pure vanilla extract
*6 plastic cups or Jars

My favourite cake of all time is strawberry shortcake and having it in a jar means I can portion it out and take it with me on the go! I cannot stress how good this cake is even though it’s probably the most hideous thing you’ve ever seen, lol. Give it a try and let me know!

Source: http://thepinkflour.com/2013/05/strawberry-shortcake-in-a-jar.html

Oreo Krispie Treats

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Any recipe with Oreo instantly makes it 10x better in my opinion so when I saw this recipe I couldn’t resist! It’s super easy to make and you only need a few ingredients. Follow along with me in the video above :).

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups regular Oreos, crushed
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  1. Pour Oreos into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat marshmallows and butter over medium heat until only a few lumps of mallows are left.
  3. Pour marshmallow mixture over Oreos and mix well until all the Oreos are coated.
  4. Press mixture into an 8×8 inch pan and let sit until cooled.
  5. Cut into squares and serve.

Source: http://www.highheelsandgrills.com/oreo-krispie-treats/

Butter Avenue Review

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477 Queen Street West

647-341-8686

www.butteravenue.com

Pricing: Average

Type: Patisserie

Cuisine: Dessert

Rating

Food: 8/10

Service: 7/10

Atmosphere: 8/10

Butter Avenue Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The desserts are displayed beautifully behind a class and the workers in uniforms greet you cheerfully as they take your order.

You can choose to have it to go but you can also eat downstairs in a private area with padded seating. It’s nice after a day of walking and shopping at the nearby Eaton Centre.

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The St Honore Chocolate is one of the variations that they rotate and it’s a creme chantilly (this one in chocolate) in a tart with berries usually and two full-sized macarons varying in flavour. It’s so good and the tart is cookie-like while the creme is so smooth, it melts in your mouth!

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The St Honore Vanilla Bean is equally as good but instead of a chocolate creme chantilly, it’s vanilla bean.

Mini Macarons

I grabbed some Mini Macarons to share with some friends I was seeing the next day and they were still pretty fresh. There were different flavours and I enjoyed the ones I tried. They still aren’t the best I’ve had but if I passed by one, I would drop in to get some.

Sugar Marmalade Review

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5322 Yonge Street

(416) 226-5434

www.sugarmarmalade.com

Pricing: Average

Cuisine: Taiwanese

Type: Dessert/Snacks

Rating

Atmosphere: 7/10

Service: 7/10

Food: 8/10

tSugar Marmalade Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This is a great place for Taiwanese snacks and desserts. There are currently two locations, one in the Yonge-Finch area and one in downtown Chinatown. They have plans to open two more in Hamilton and Markham.

They have a huge selection of snacks and an even bigger selection of desserts. I’ve tried a few of both on different trips and would suggest getting both!

Deep Fried Beef Balls

The Deep Fried Beef Balls comes with a sweet and sour sauce that goes well with it. They’re bite-sized and aren’t plain at all with a small hint of spices.

Durian Custard Sweet Dumplings 1

I had to get the Durian Custard Sweet Dumplings and if you love durian, I highly recommend them! It’s fresh and so chewy.

Durian Custard Sweet Dumplings 2

This is the inside and it’s a sweet and fragrant smell. The texture is smooth they didn’t cheap out on the durian!

Golden Macau and Oreo Macau Pudding

Their Golden Macau and Oreo Macau Pudding was smooth and is a little pricey for the size and what’s in it (cream!) but it’s goooooood. I have yet to try their parfaits but those are next! Which are a step up from their puddings.

Golden Roll Supreme

The Golden Roll Supreme is a mango explosion wrapped with a rice roll. You’ll see things like this often in Chinese dessert places with different variations. They’re worth trying once although it’s not my personal favourite but it could be yours.

Green Tea with Red Bean Shaved Ice

There are two different kinds of shaved ice most people know; Korean (small bits of crushed ice) and Taiwanese (smooth, melt in your mouth shavings). Their Green Tea with Red Bean Shaved Ice is AMAZING! It’s flavoured with a good amount of matcha and the sweetness of the red beans goes well with the bitter green tea.

Hong Kong Style Steam Rice Rolls

I love the hot rice rolls when they’re nice and soft which is why I prefer them as a meal than in my dessert. Their Hong Kong Style Steam Rice Rolls was exactly what I was craving that day and it may seem plain but that salty oyster sauce gives it a lot of depth.

Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken

And of course, their Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken. It’s lightly breaded and very tender. Like everything else, it comes to your table hot!