Battery Park Stout Cake
Jul01

Battery Park Stout Cake

This great cake comes from the kitchens of Dartmouth’s  Battery Park where they brew one of the main ingredients…stout!   1/2 cup (125ml) local stout (dark ale)* 1/2 cup (125ml) unsalted butter 1/3 cup (80ml) cocoa powder 1 cup (250ml) all-purpose flour 1 cup (250ml) white sugar 1 tsp (5ml) baking soda 1/2 tsp (3ml) salt 1/3 cup (80ml) sour cream 1 egg Simmer the stout and butter over medium-low heat. When the butter has...

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Our Family Christmas Cake
Dec19

Our Family Christmas Cake

This light fruit cake recipe has been in our family for decades. Every year, a month or so before Christmas, my mother made it perfectly till the time, about 12 years ago, that she decided the kitchen was no longer her friend. So one autumn we gave her a stool beside the counter and asked her what we were doing wrong as we whipped up the first-ever successful batch. Recipes are like that…the really good ones anyway. The experts...

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Prairie Spice Cake
Aug20

Prairie Spice Cake

1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats   1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour or multigrain flour  1/4 cup (60 mL) barley flour  1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt  1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon  1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda   1/4 cup (60 mL) flax   2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder  1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax  1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil  2 eggs  1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract  2/3 cup (150 mL) honey  1 1/2 cups lentil puree*  1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins  1/2 cup (125...

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