Montreal Style Bagels

1 1/2 cups warm water 5 (65g) tablespoons granulated sugar 3 tablespoons canola oil 8 grams active dry yeast 2 large eggs, DIVIDED (one is for the dough and one is for an egg wash) 1 tablespoon maple syrup 4-4 1/2 (630g) cups all purpose, 

Cuban Banana Soup

I had this soup at a restaurant in Curacao many years ago. I eventually came across the recipe below, which is the soup that I had. Ingredients 50g butter 4 very ripe (black) plantains, peeled and roughly chopped 100g leeks, roughly chopped 150g carrots, roughly 

Hamburger Buns

BUNS 3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water* 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 large egg 3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour  1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon instant yeast *For best results (a smooth, slightly soft dough), use the smaller amount of 

Mini Rum Cakes

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, room temperature, plus more for pans 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoons dark rum 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 large 

Eggs Piperade

Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons of Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (15g) unsalted butter 2 Medium Yellow Onions (thinly sliced) 2 Red peppers (cut into thin strips) 1 Green pepper (cut into thin strips) 2 Garlic cloves (thinly sliced) Leaves from a few sprigs of fresh 


Ingredients: 3/4 pound (360g) guyere, grated (about 3 cups) 1 cup (90g) grated Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup (160 ml) creme fraiche 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard 2 Large Egg yolks 1/4 Teaspoon grated nutmeg Salt & Pepper 2 Tablespoons (30g) Unsalted butter, at room temperature 8 

Croquettes with Jambon de Bayonne

Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) Russet potatoes 1 cup (90g) shredded cheese (like compte or gruyere) 2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon (15g) Creme Fraiche 1/4 Teaspoon grated nutmeg 6 slices of Jambon de Bayonne (substitute Prosciutto), chopped 1 Large Egg 1/2 cup (60g) all 


Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons (30g) Salted butter 8 large leeks, light and dark green parts only, trimmed, finely chopped, and well rinsed 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour Pinch of grated nutmeg 1 quart/liter of chicken or vegetable stock 1 

Gateau Breton

Ingredients: 16 tablespoons (225g) salted butter, at room temperature (plus more for the pan) 3 1/4 cups (390g) all purpose flour 1 1/4 cups (250g) sugar 7 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons of dark rum 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved 1 

Pear Cake

Ingredients 3 large eggs 3/4 cup (150g) of granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups (150g) all purpose flour, sifted 1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch 1 teaspoon of baking powder Pinch of Sea Salt 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 6 1/2 tablespoons (90g) unsalted butter, melted 4 to