Despite what you've seen in the movies and on TV, soufflé is a surprisingly easy dish to make. So long as you don't dare peek into your oven while it bakes, you will have one impressive dessert in your repertoire! Crispy on the outside and light as a cloud on the inside, soufflé is a beautiful dish that can be made either sweet or savoury.
We wanted to make a sweet version, as a Valentine's Day dessert, and boy are we in love with the flavours that come from the orange liqueur and zest. Credit for this recipe goes to Ina Garten (see the original here). We only swapped out the flour for ours and used the extra yolk that she omitted. (Note: Her recipe mentions this a yield of 2-3 servings, we found it was closer to 8.)
We tested the recipe a few different ways, making it in a larger dish and in smaller ramekins. If you choose to make individual ramekins, the baking time will be almost half that of the large dish. We also served ours with a crème anglaise, but think a nice dark chocolate sauce would help temper some of the sweetness of this dessert and pair with the orange flavour.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20-35 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
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Can you think of anything better than moist cake, served warm with a healthy portion of toffee sauce and ice cream? Hailing from Britain, this date-based sponge cake is a classic that's both comforting and indulgent.
We made ours in a plain round cake tin, however you could whip this up using a tin with a fancy pattern to get extra bonus points from your dinner guests.
Prep: 90 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Yield: 8-12 servings
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A family favourite that is often requested for birthdays, jelly rolls are a fantastic light summer cake. You can make a classic jelly roll with raspberry jam, or switch it up with any kind of preserve or filling that you would like. (We like to make jam every summer when fruit is in season, but any good quality jam will do!)
This cake is great for picnics or pot lucks, because it’s easily transported (not that we’re sure it will make it to your destination before being eaten up!)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 1 roll (12 to 16 slices)
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This recipe comes from Local & Fresh, a company in Saskatchewan that sells our GF All Purpose Flour. To make it gluten-free, we substituted our flour cup-for-cup — it's that easy!
Called the Chocolate Wife Cake (note from the original: the recipe is for getting a wife, not cooking one), it is moist, fluffy, and a delicious treat. We made ours into cupcakes, but have made it as a cake too.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25-50 minutes
Yield: 1 8-inch layer cake or 12 cupcakes
When we first made ladyfingers, it just happened we had a family birthday to celebrate that same weekend. Since we all love cake (and we all love coffee), tiramisu was a given to use the biscuits.
This is an amazing dessert recipe to use for dinner parties. Not only does it taste better and better the longer it sits, it's also versatile enough that you can make individual servings instead of one large pan.
Prep: 45 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Yield: 1 (9" x 13") pan or 12-16 individual servings
Ingredients (Italian Savoiardi / ladyfingers):
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*see the original ladyfinger recipe for more images of the method
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