Butter! Tarts!!!!

First the history and then a recipe….note I didn’t write THE recipe because butter tarts are about as personal as it gets for a veteran baker. To understand this iconic Canadian tart, I turned to retired  York University Professor Mary F. Williamson who responded to my query in her...

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”...

Fruit Bliss

• 3 egg whites • cream of tartar, pinch (or 1 tsp/5 mL lemon juice) • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) almond extract Citrus sauce • 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogourt • 3 egg yolks • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar • Zest of one lemon Garnish • 1 square unsweetened or semi-sweet...

Toffee Meringue Kisses

• 6 egg whites, at room temperature • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cream of tartar • 1-½ cups (375 mL) fine sugar • 3/4 cup (175 mL) chopped pecans • 3/4 cup (175 mL) mini chocolate chips • 3/4 cup (175 mL) toffee bits • Cocoa for dusting Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until soft peaks...

Gluten-free Gingerbread Cupcakes

To Make Brown Rice Flour Blend: 1 ½ cups brown rice flour, 1 ½ cups potato starch, and 1 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch). Blend thoroughly. Store, tightly closed, in a dark, dry place. To Make Lentil Puree: Rinse and drain 15-ounce can lentils. You will have about 1 ¼ cups lentils....

Lemon Pudding Paradise

• 3 eggs, separated • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar • 1/3 cup (75 mL) all purpose flour • Salt, pinch • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated lemon zest • 1/4 cup (50 mL) lemon juice • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter or margarine, melted • 3/4 cup (175 mL) milk Beat egg whites in large bowl until stiff but not dry. In separate...

Vanilla Cream Delight

Serve over fresh fruit and berries, or your favourite cake or ice cream, for a delectable after-dinner dessert. • 2 eggs • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar • 2 tsp (10 mL) cornstarch • 1-½ cups (375 mL) milk • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla Beat eggs lightly in medium bowl and set aside. Combine sugar and cornstarch...

Apple Crisp

A simple apple crisp recipe that is delicious served warm or cold with cream or ice cream. • 8 cups (2 L) apples, peeled, cored and sliced • 1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar, packed • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)...

Saskatoon Bars

Bar • canola cooking spray • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil • 1/2 cup (125 mL) non-hydrogenated canola margarine • 2 cups (500 mL) granulated sugar • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla • 1 tsp (5 mL) almond extract • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking soda • 4 large eggs • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all purpose flour • 1 1/2 cups...