Left-Brain / Right-Brain Cookery

A double-take in the kitchen

Category: Desserts

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies by Right Brain Joanna This recipe came from my sister’s grade-8 Home Economics class. Five years later in the same class, which I failed as we were making something a lot...

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Hazelnut Crisps

Hazelnut Crisps by Left Brain Marilyn   The page for these cookies in my holiday recipe binder is yellowed with age, and written with a manual typewriter by my mother-in-law Helen – decades ago. ...

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Spicy Spiral Cookies

Spicy Spiral Cookies by Right Brain Joanna   These cookies go well with a cup of hot tea on a wintery day.   375F/190C Makes about 4 dozen cookies   6oz /170g room temperature...

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Nectarine & Blueberry Strudel

NECTARINE & BLUEBERRY STRUDEL by Right-Brain Joanna Hopefully you have mastered working with phyllo pastry so do enjoy creating all kinds of fare. Here I have used a nut oil instead of traditional butter...

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Rustic Blueberry and Nectarine Tart

RUSTIC BLUEBERRY & NECTARINE TART by Left-Brain Marilyn The fruits in the filling complement each other beautifully, while the outstandingly flaky pastry is thin and very straightforward to make. There is no crimping of...

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Boston Cream Pie

BOSTON CREAM PIE by Left-Brain Marilyn The origins of this confection go back over a century and a half, and even back then Boston cream “pie” was actually a filled and iced cake, not...

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Montmorency Tart Cherries

LEFT BRAIN: Tart Cherry Pie Here in Ontario, I buy chilled pails of pitted cherries that have a bit of sugar added (so they arrive swimming in juice) and divide cherries plus juice into...