Utterly Awesome Maple Butter Tarts!

After a flurry of comments and shares on an Instagram post I did of Stacey Kanelos’ butter tarts, I decided to take a run at them myself. Here’s the recipe. You’ll need 12 deep tart shells. I made them with a sweetened lard pastry using locally-milled whole wheat cake and pastry flour. I usually...

Winter Pear Clafouti

Canada’s great pear crop lasts, with proper storage, till mid-winter.  For this dish we like the rough-skinned Bosc. It’s a simple, egg-rich dessert so easy that even youthful bakers can whip it up. 2 tsps (10 m L) unsalted butter 1/3 cup (75 mL) + 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar 3...

Healthy Barley Waffles

When using barley flour with 4% beta-glucan content, 1 ½ waffles would contain over 3 grams  of beta-glucan, enough to meet the required daily intake for lowering cholesterol. 2 cups (500 mL) barley flour 4 tsps (20 mL) baking powder 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar 2 cups (500 mL)  skim milk ¹⁄₃ cup ( 75 mL)...

Cheddar Parmesan Poutine

These French fries are a playful spin on a Quebecois favorite – lightened up with canola oil. Traditionally made with cheese curds, poutine in this recipe features cheddar and parmesan instead for sharper flavors. 4 Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into uniform sticks 1 cup (250 mL) sharp...

Lentil & Cheese Quesadillas

2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 15 oz (450 g) can lentils, drained and rinsed ½ tsp (2 mL) seasoning salt ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano ¾ cup (175 mL) Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese 6 flour tortillas Heat heavy skillet over medium heat; add oil and sauté onion,...

Fresh Vegetables Stuffed with Cheesy Lentil Spread

4 oz. (100 g) Low fat cream cheese, room temperature ½ cup (125 mL) Low-fat cottage cheese 1 tsp. (5 mL) Horseradish sauce 1 tsp. (5 mL) Dijon mustard ¼ tsp. (1 mL) Greek seasoning ¼ tsp. (1 mL) Ground, black pepper 1 cup (250 mL) Cooked green lentils ¼ cup (60 mL) Finely chopped smoked beef or...

Cheddar Lentil Crispies

½ cup (125 mL) margarine 1 cup (250 mL) all purpose flour 1 cup (250 mL) rice crisp cereal ¾ cup (175 mL) cheddar cheese, grated ¾ cup (175 mL) split red lentils, puréed* 1 egg, beaten Preheat oven to 375° F. In a bowl, cut margarine into flour until mixture resembles coarse oatmeal. Stir in...

Stacked Foo Yung

To Make Sauce: Whisk together in small saucepan: 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) soy sauce and 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch. Stir in 3/4 cup (175 mL) low-sodium chicken broth and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) sesame oil. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir...

Amaretti

• 3 cups (750 mL) slivered almonds • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) super fine granulated sugar • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour or cocoa • 3 egg whites, at room temperature • 1 tsp (5 mL) almond extract Toast almonds on large baking sheet in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven until golden brown, about 6 to 8...

Heavenly Baked Alaska

Choose your favourite ice cream and cake! For a more colourful option, make sure the cake and ice cream are different colours (e.g., vanilla ice cream over chocolate brownies). •4 egg whites • Salt, pinch • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fine sugar • 6 slices jelly roll, cake or brownie, approximately 2” x 2”...