Candy & Caramel

What Is the Difference Between French, Swiss, and Italian Meringue?

What Is the Difference Between French, Swiss, and Italian Meringue?

In the pastry world there are three unique meringue techniques every chef learns. French, Swiss and Italian. Originating in the seventeenth century, this marshmallow-like confection, which is simply egg white foam stabilized by sugar, is the base for some the world’s tastiest desserts. But have 

How to Make Italian Meringue

How to Make Italian Meringue

Italian Meringue is coveted by pastry chefs because it is the most stable of all the meringues. It comes together by slowly pouring hot sugar syrup over beaten or whisked egg whites. This process gently cooks the egg whites, completing the pasteurization process without further 

How to Make Swiss Meringue

How to Make Swiss Meringue

Swiss Meringue is a glossy, marshmallow-like confection that comes together within minutes of gently heating and whipping sugar and egg whites over a bain-marie.  Because Swiss Meringue is heated to a temperature of 46C/115F during the mixing process, it is safe to consume without further 

How to Make French Meringue

How to Make French Meringue

French Meringue (otherwise known as Common Meringue) is naturally gluten free and is the simplest of the meringues to make! It comes together by simply whipping two ingredients, sugar and raw egg whites. Within minutes these two ingredients transform into a glossy sweet, voluminous mixture.   

How to Make Homemade Caramel

How to Make Homemade Caramel

How to make Homemade Caramel like a pastry chef! Making caramel was my least favourite thing to do when working as a pastry chef. That’s because half the time it turned to a crystalized mess if I just looked at it the wrong way.  That all 

Module Two: Sugar and Fillings

Module Two: Sugar and Fillings

Theory I eat something sweet every day. I’ve never been able to shake this habit and to be honest, I haven’t ever wanted to because it makes me happy.  This doesn’t mean I eat a slice of chocolate cake every day. But it does mean that 

5 Best Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

5 Best Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING! So that can only mean it’s time to bake some cookies! This year I’ve rounded up my 5 favourite Gluten-Free cookie recipes. These are great on their own or perfect for curating your own Christmas Cookie Box to gift to family and 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pecan Fudge is a classic treat around Christmas time but honestly, it’s a crowd pleaser anytime of year. Not only is Fudge one of those sweets that looks impressive but it’s actually really easy to make and comes together in less than 15 minutes.  

Gluten Free Oreo Candy Caramel Apples

Gluten Free Oreo Candy Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples have long been a traditional Fall favourite for many people and it’s not hard to see why, with their sticky sweet coating that gives way to the crisp, juicy apple underneath. With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought I would share my go-to Caramel 


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