Basque burnt cheesecake

Basque burnt cheesecake

Here is another Basque region inspired dessert to go along with the first recipe I posted on this blog, for Gâteau Basque. Last night, Mr. Chuckles put together this interesting variation of cheesecake, which is crustless and baked at high heat to create a ‘burnt’ exterior while maintaining a creamy interior. It tastes like something [...]

Chicago-style hot dogs

Chicago-style hot dogs

For those of you looking for a top notch foodie destination stateside, I highly recommend Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Chuckles and I visited the Windy City a couple years ago and had some incredible eats there. This, of course, included the highly coveted dinner at Alinea, but a food that we really loved was the much [...]

Sous vide carnitas tacos with charred salsa verde

Sous vide carnitas tacos with charred salsa verde

The best tacos I've had recently were in San Francisco, where we made our way to the Mission District to visit the very popular Taqueira El Farolito. While there, I enjoyed their classic carnitas taco and a couple weeks ago, Mr. Chuckles put together our own version. Usually made using the heavily marbled boston butt [...]

Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Today's dessert recipe is inspired by one of our favourite bakeries, Milk Bar, helmed by award winning pastry chef Christina Tosi. We frequent the Toronto location attached to Momofuku and have visited the shop inside Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, where we enjoyed their classic Birthday Cake. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpLqDpthjQP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Milk Bar's best known creation, however, is [...]

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic dessert made of moist sponge cake, covered with toffee sauce and usually served with a vanilla custard or ice cream. Its origin is a little convoluted. The invention is often attributed to English chef Francis Coulson of the Sharrow Bay Country House hotel sometime in the 1970s, but Coulson [...]