Tag: dessert

  • Canada vs Australia triple-layered dessert face-off

    Canada doesn’t have caramel slices. At least, not exactly. When I was growing up, my mom made a dessert called Eagle Brand squares. These had a graham cracker base (a kind of sweet plain biscuit), not ground up but simply dropped into the pan, like floor tiles. The middle was a sort of oozy, pale […]

  • An overdue caramel slice confession

    An overdue caramel slice confession

    Since How to Be Australian was released in June, I’ve been waiting for someone to point out the book’s glaring inconsistency.  It started when I first arrived in Sydney. One of my favourite discoveries was caramel slices, and particularly their wide abundancy at cafes everywhere. Australia is a country that takes its desserts seriously, as evidenced […]