If you've never made a Dutch baby, you are in for a treat. It's like a giant puffy pancake or popover but also part souffle. We love to make ours in a well-seasoned cast iron pan. It's a perfect weekend breakfast treat and something cottage go-ers will love ntoo. We've combined our version with a jar of Mrs. Bridges Strawberry Preserves, but with strawberries in season, it makes it easy to serve it with sliced, sweetened berries too!
The cobbler dessert has been an American summer staple dessert since the 1850's and the first written recipe for a cobbler was published in 1881 by Abby Fisher an escaped slave. Junteenth celebrations (June 19th) are celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. It also happens to fall on Father's Day in North America, so what better way to celebrate dad, then giving him a delicious seasonal dessert.
While we are still a little time away from fresh Ontario strawberries, this delightful tart is still a sign spring is around the corner. Feel free to top it with lemon curd instead of the strawberries if you want a bright citrus burst.
For anyone who knows me, you know I have a never-ending love of cookies (especially chocolate chip) and anything salted caramel. In my house, I'm known as the "Cookie Monster". That's why I'm often in the Relish kitchen baking up a batch of something addictive and appealing. Since it's my birthday on February 26 (and a significant one too), I am sharing a favourite cookie recipe with our Relish followers. Like any recipe, the better the quality the ingredients, the better the cookie - trust me. If you feel like dropping some off, you'll know they will be well loved! Happy Birthday From Me
Ok Relish friends, you've been so good all month. Have you noticed we've been feeding you recipes with a nod to healthy eating this month - from whole grains to bright greens? However, we take a break during this regularly scheduled time to give you something sweet and delicious. Our friends at Meyer Cookware have established relationships with many Canadian chef's and celebrities - Chef Michael Smith being one of them. Today's recipe is one he developed for Meyer but also speaks to our desire to cook what's in our refrigerator or freezer this month. Instead of using fresh, hard and tasteless strawberries, try using frozen. They are picked and processed ripe in season and they are delicious with a bit of cooking. It will satisfy your craving for Ontario strawberries while you await true summer berries.