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Ruth Tam
Toronto, ON
I’m a professional harpist and amateur home cook living in Toronto with my husband and son. I love coffee, sushi, and toast with

Pulling a Great Shot of Espresso

My Recipes
Chocolate Glazed Sprinkle Donuts
If my donut pans weren't buried in a moving box somewhere, there's a 100% chance I'd be making a batch of these babies for National Donut Day tomorrow.
Sourdough Loaf
25% spelt. I don't have a signature score yet, but I'd say a single slash plus some sort of leaf pattern is my go-to. Cold, well-developed dough and a sharp blade definitely help with scoring, as does slashing fairly quickly, focusing more on the overall line rather than each individual score mark.
Homemade Sourdough Burger Buns
sourdough burger buns, because it's March! Which means it's almost spring, and therefore almost BBQ season. Anyways, these light brioche style buns are slightly eggy and soft, but sturdy enough to hold a healthy amount of filling without disintegrating into your lap.
Raspberry Swirl Condensed Milk Loaf With Cream Cheese Icing
I had a partial can of condensed milk languishing in the fridge, which resulted in this condensed milk pound cake with a raspberry swirl and an appropriately decadent amount of cream cheese icing. Honestly this may be my new favorite pound cake. Happy weekend guys! (Cake recipe adapted from @hummingbirdhigh.)
Cranberry Sage Pie With Herringbone Lattice Whole Grain Crust
It's hard to pick a favorite bake from this year. Among all the bread and cake, this pie ranks up there. (Cranberry Sage Pie with a whole grain crust, adapted from @birdsblack. Lattice based on a tutorial from @seriouseats.)