I’m not one to jump on food trends, despite having a certificate as a nutritionist, I take my time warming up to new foods. Take for instance Matcha, I’ve tried it over the years in smoothies and as lattes. But it wasn’t until a friend made Matcha cookies, that I was intrigued. With St. Patricks Day just around the corner, I thought what better time to explore baking with Matcha than now, it just happens to be the perfect colour! Which brings me to today’s recipe, a Matcha Cheesecake.
No surprise here – I’m usually in charge of dessert at our Holiday meal! And this year, I’m keeping things simple with a repeat of last year’s cake, a Molasses Spice Cake. It was such a hit and features my favorite holiday flavours, I figure why mess with a good thing. Topped with a delicious maple glaze and packed with flavour, you’ll definitely want a second piece, so leave room! Word of caution though, only try this cake if you’re a fan of molasses and spiced holiday treats.
I can hardly believe I’m talking about Halloween! Where has this year gone!?
Ready or not, in a few short days the kiddos (and some adults) will be donning costumes and heading out trick or treating. I don’t plan to do much in the way of Halloween this year. With a busy September and early October, the thought of a quiet couple of weeks before the busyness of the Holiday Season is just what I need. But I couldn’t let Halloween pass without celebrating it in some way. So I’m doing so in my favorite way, with some Halloween Baking. I can tell you, once you start baking, you can’t stop. Any occasion that occurs, I’m always wanting to make something for the family. It’s so enjoyable and can be a hobby at times that takes my mind of things, like work. You don’t have to be the best baker in the world, but as long as it tastes nice, that’s what matters. But with this being said, the more you do make products, you’ll make mistakes and learn for the next time on what to improve on. There are many classes like Delhi Baker’s Club and TV shows that help people become interested in pursing baking as more than a hobby and also start getting people to bake at home. For me, I love baking and the idea of creating products that people enjoy is satisfying, especially when they look as nice as my Halloween cookies (if I do say so myself)!