Flaky Pastry Dough

Making your own pastry is one of the most satisfying baking projects imaginable, yet it draws the most reluctance.  While most agree that homemade is tastier than the commercial frozen options, there’s still trepidation. For those who insist their pastry never turns out or they have the time, this recipe is for you! Follow the step-by-step […]

Sweet Tart Dough

If you can make cookies, you can make Sweet Tart Dough. The pastry comes together easily and provides a firm and buttery base for your favourite tart filling. Using butter rather than shortening makes a delicious but delicate pastry with a crisp cookie-like texture.  Roll the dough between parchment paper and plastic wrap (plastic on […]

Homemade Puff Pastry

Strikingly layered and inexplicably light — puff pasty is the prima donna of all pastry. Why bother making your own when puff pastry’s readily available at the local grocers? Because the stuff in the freezer section tastes nothing like the real thing. It’s like comparing a croissant from a Parisian bakery to a breakfast “croissant” […]