Peach Blueberry Pie + Naturally Sweet Cookbook Giveaway!

peach blueberry pie

I am the kind of baker who goes with real butter, full fat milk and heavy cream because I truly believe that full fat dairy makes the best desserts. Being said that, I never go crazy with sugar. I love my desserts with the right amount of sweetness. And I do always try to adjust the amount of sugar in my baked goods. Except it doesn’t work all the time. For example,¬†buttercream frosting can be notoriously sweet thanks to the crazy amount of powdered sugar. Cutting down the sugar will only compromise the buttercream flavour and all you can taste is butter in your frosting!

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Fresh Berry Shortbread Tart with Cream Cheese Filling

fresh berry shortbread tart with cream cheese filling

It’s been a really busy baking time for the past few weeks. Clients’ weddings, birthdays, friends gatherings, year-end gifts to kids’ teachers. A lot of cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies…

Like I’ve mentioned so many times, the best gift is something edible. And I love to bake for my loved ones. It’s hearty, homey, cozy. It’s the sweetest gift! I honestly think a beautiful lattice pie is a better gift than any gift cards.

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Toasted Coconut Banana Cream Pie

I think I’ve up-ed the banana cream pie game a little here. By adding coconuts! Isn’t that genius?! No? Cause everyone is doing this? Oh! WHATEVER!!!

I made an extra mini pie crust last time when I was making this amazingly delicious mango lime cream tart. The crust had been sitting in the freezer for a few days until I decided to fill it with banana cream filling. Honestly I can’t pick which one I enjoy more, graham cracker crust or this toasted coconut crust. The pie filling goes equally well with both. I think it’s just the matter of how you like coconuts.

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