S2 E2: Oh Canada

On this episode…


We hosted our first guests of the season as we journeyed to Canada for our next Bake Around the World segment and celebrated Sugar Awareness Week. We also explored different ways to Bake it Yours with flavoring choices, and predicted 2021 food trends.


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Luisa's Butter Tarts



Luisa's Tres Leches Redo



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Tres Leches

Butter Tarts

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Join us for Luisa's birthday, which we celebrate with two of her favorite things: desserts and a murder mystery. We also discuss 80s desserts in our Bake in the Day segment, and share our all time Procrastibaking favorites.

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Bonus Batch: Things we Knew About Canada Prior to this Episode


Rachel: Moose

Luisa: Mounties

Rachel: Maple syrup

Luisa: Eh?

Rachel: Abut

Luisa: Tim Hortons

Rachel: Niagara Falls


After this episode, we now know more about the history of traditional Canadian desserts, particularly how they vary regionally depending on the climate and what can be grown as well as the cultural influence of early settlers. As you can see, we are loving these Around the World Segments because they teach us not just about the food of a country, but often about their culture and geography as well. It’s a delicious mini lesson that we hope will inspire you to bake up some international flavors.


Luisa: Raul and I visited my brother in law, Daniel, in Vancouver in November of 2019. While there we went on an eating adventure-we had some of the best chocolate croissants I’ve ever tried, ate poutine about three times, had delicious Chinese and Thai food, tried Lee’s Donuts on Granville Island and ordered the Mystery Bowl at the Shameful Tiki Room, which was delivered to our table with flames and an accompanying gong (our visit to the Tiki Room is a whole other story for another time!) In addition to the delicious food I also appreciated the beauty of the city-we wandered through Stanley Park, met some penguins at the Vancouver Aquarium, took a ferry to Granville Island and enjoyed the Christmas lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was a great trip, and I can’t wait to explore more of Canada hopefully someday soon!


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