Lentil Brownies

½ cup (125 mL) butter or margarine ½ cup (125 mL) lentil purée ¾ cup (175 mL) cocoa 2 cups (500 mL) sugar ¾ tsp (7 mL) salt 3 eggs 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla 1 cup (250 mL) flour 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips 1 cup (250 mL) walnuts (optional) Melt butter; mix in lentil purée, cocoa, sugar and salt. Add...

Honey Cocoa Balls with Red Lentils

2/3 cup (160 mL) dry red lentils 1 cup (250 mL) honey (if crystallized, heat briefly in the microwave or a small saucepan just until it’s liquid again, allow to cool before proceeding) 1 1/3 cup (330 mL) smooth natural peanut butter 1/3 cup (80 mL) cocoa 1/8 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/3 cup (80 mL) sesame...

Lentil Granola Bars

2 cups (500 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats ⅔ cup (150 mL) shredded coconut 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar, lightly packed ⅓ cup (75 mL) All-Bran cereal ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon ¾ cup (175 mL) lentil purée ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil 1 egg, beaten ½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract ¼ cup (50 mL) semi sweet...

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...