Hi, I’m Sonya and I am the Dessert Dutchess. I currently live in Waterdown, Ontario in a cozy, quiet home where my fun and creative ideas for sweets come to life. I have been passionate about baking and creating delectable treats since I was a kid. Many of my friends had often told me that I should open a bakery, so I decided to do the next best thing I could – write a blog…..and give you an opportunity to order some heavenly goodies! I’ll share with you my favorite recipes, the ones that are staples for me, the new ones, the ones that are easy, the ones that are more difficult and even the ones that completely bomb! I hope you will follow me and ‘eat up’ my adventures in the kitchen!
When life gets hectic or stressful or even sad, I escape with measuring cups, bowls, giant spoons, my awesome Kitchenaid Mixer and a pantry full of ingredients. Turn on some tunes and I’m set. Being Dutch, it’s safe to say that baking is part of my DNA and of course, with my Oma’s influence, I became passionate about it at a very young age. As a kid, I loved going over to my Oma and Opa’s place. Not only because they were fun and had cool stuff, but I could always be sure that Oma would have fresh baked goodies of some sort for us. Whether it was her delicious Dutch Apple Pie, Appel Fluppa, (a tasty Dutch apple treat), or melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they were all incredible, and my sister, brother and I could never get enough! I loved getting in there to help my Oma whip up a batch of whatever she was making.
I clearly remember making “fancy” pudding and jello cups layered with whipping cream and fruit when I was about 7 years old and insisting that I do it all on my own! Then started the cookies, cakes, squares, chocolate truffles and more. I learned so many things from my Oma throughout my life, baking was a love that I was so blessed and grateful to be able to share with her, it’s a connection that I will carry in my heart forever. She passed away in June 2013 and every time I create something new and delicious, I hope she is smiling down on me and knows that she was a big part of this passion I have. I am dedicating this blog to you Oma, I love you and miss you every day xo