John Bishop's Pecan and Maple Syrup TartHappy Birthday to me! I spent part of the day baking a pie. (My son also made me a chocolate cake but it is not iced yet.)
|Maple Pecan Tart|
|John Bishop's Simply Bishops|
At lunch, we also broke out the preserves I canned last summer, now that we are in the depths of winter.
|Canned applesauce and peaches.|
|Canned peaches in bowl from Creek Clayworks, in Roberts Creek, BC.|
While we are on topic of special food, here are some more pictures of baking.
|Buche de Noel at Christmas|
This Caramel-Pecan Buche de Noel recipe, which I have made every Christmas for six years, is in the December 2006 issue of Bon Appetit. Yes, I love pecans. And dark chocolate.
And this is the birthday cake I've made every year for my daughter since she was two. Luckily, her birthday is in raspberry season. It is from Jamie Oliver's The Naked Chef Takes Off.
For any of these melted chocolate toppings, I use Denman Island chocolate, either Simply Dark or Coco Loco.
Yes, birthdays are about food. What is your special holiday cake?