Relish Recipes — Desserts

Large-Batch Triple Chocolate Brownies

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on

Large-Batch Triple Chocolate Brownies
All brownies are not created equal. I have eaten many a brownie in my day, and while anything caramel is my jive, I really do love chocolate brownies. It seems to be my go to treat for dropping off to friend or neighbour when a pick-me-up is needed, I can whip up a batch when heading to the cottage or off for a hiking weekend and I always seem to have the ingredients on hand if I just REALLY need some chocolate! Follow our recipe plus tips mixing and lining your pan with parchment paper successfully. Enjoy!

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Peach & Blackberry Upside Down Cake

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Peach & Blackberry Upside Down Cake

I can't say it enough times - August is my favourite month for seasonal produce. My husband and I make many dinners out of corn, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, salad greens, green and yellow beans to say nothing of the pots of herbs we have on our back deck. We harvest the herbs every night to either top a salad or garnish a finished dish. But nothing compares to the flavour of peaches in season! Not only do I use them in both salads, sandwiches, savoury and sweet dishes, but there's something about standing over the sink while the peach juice drizzles down the side of your face that just screams...this is SUMMER!

Today's recipe comes from one of my favourite author's and cookbooks - Rose Murray's A Taste of Canada (2008). While it's a take off of a classic pineapple upside down cake, the peaches replace the pineapple rings and blackberries (or blueberries) are substituted for maraschino cherries. This version is lighter and fresher with just a tiny bit of batter and LOTS of fruit. It's best served warm with a dollop of whipped or ice cream.

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Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie

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Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie

WATCH OUR VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PIE CRUST Download Recipe Card This has always been our #1 recipe on our website. It's time to share it once again. You can't go through a rhubarb season without making this pie at least once.  Ingredients... 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust Topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup melted butter Filling: 4 cups chopped rhubarb 1 egg 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup all purpose flour Method... Preheat oven to 450 F.  Topping: In a bowl, combine flour with sugar. Pour in...

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Homemade Limoncello

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Homemade Limoncello

DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD We have been having fun teaching the some of the food featured in the recent CNN "Search Stanley's Italy" with actor Stanley Tucci. Our first class focused on Naples and Amalfi Coast, so we thought we'd share our recipe for homemade Limoncello while lemons are just reaching the end of their peak season. The only thing better would be to be sipping on it in one of the beautiful cities like Positano, Ravello or Amalfi while overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Gulf of Salerno.  Ingredients... 8 lemons, preferably organic 1 bottle (750 mL) vodka 2 1/2...

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Ricotta Tart with Balsamic Strawberries

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Ricotta Tart with Balsamic Strawberries
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.

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