Excerpted from Cake & Loaf gatherings: sweet and savoury recipes to celebrate every occasion by Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Photography and illustrations by Nickey Miller.
Celebrate year-round with sweet and savoury favourites from the beloved neighbourhood Cake & Loaf Bakery.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with that special someone or your bestie, a birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day; enjoying a summer party, tea party, Thanksgiving, or a holiday meal with friends and family, you’ll find the perfect recipes to create crowd-pleasing offerings—sweets, savoury dishes, or both—along with lasting memories.
Josie and Nickey love celebrating. Inside they also share their party planning and successful gathering advice—including tips for sustainable hosting, packaging take-home treats and favours, and even how to create sharing platters to round out a party spread—along with their mouthwatering recipes organized by occasion. Every recipe includes make-ahead tips, storage notes, and more so you can plan to make recipes in advance of your gathering—for stress-free entertaining and more time to spend with friends and family on that special day.
Once in a while you come across something so intoxicating, so glorious that you feel the need to tell the world what you’ve found. Well run and tell the universe about Suzy Q Doughnuts. Please!
You don’t understand. These doughnuts are utterly sublime and delectable. Suffice it to say that they are the best doughnuts I have ever had the pleasure of savouring. Light and delicate, fluffy, not greasy and never too sweet. Perfection, really. These are the type of doughnuts that inspire cravings, addictions and obsessions.
New gournet creations are popping up all the time. Pomegranate White Chocolate. S’mores. Blue Van Fruit Loop. Maple Bacon. Run of the mill factory made doughnuts, these are not.
Perhaps it’s obvious from my superlative heavy, overt rantings that I’ve gotten worked up over some doughnuts. But when somebody is this great at what they do, I get excited. And I want to tell other people about their greatness. So hats off to Ms. Sue Hamer (a.k.a. Suzy Q). The world is a better place because of you and your doughnuts.
Suzy Q Doughnuts, 991 Wellington Street West
A box of 6 is $10. Well worth the price!
Clockwise from top left, Salty Caramel, Lemon Thyme, Blueberry,
Maple Bacon, Toasted Coconut with Kaffir Lime and Dirty Chocolate.