To simplify dinner prep, bake and freeze these rolls in advance—if you can resist eating them fresh out of the oven. The secret to their divine texture is to use just enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
Portion size20 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
1 1/2 cup
1 1/2 teaspoon
active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour (approx)
per roll: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate23 g
Remove 1 1/2 tsp of the sugar. Set aside. In saucepan, heat together 1 1/4 cups of the milk, 1/4 cup of the butter, the remaining sugar and the salt over medium heat until butter is melted. Let cool to lukewarm, about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat remaining milk over medium heat until warm; pour into large bowl. Stir in reserved sugar until dissolved; sprinkle yeast over top. Let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes. Whisk in butter mixture and egg. Stir in 4 cups of the flour, 1 cup at a time, until soft ragged dough forms.
Turn out onto lightly floured work surface; knead, adding as much of the remaining flour as needed to prevent dough from sticking, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Transfer to large greased bowl; turn dough to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap or tea towel; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.
Punch down dough. Turn out onto lightly floured work surface; divide dough evenly into 20 pieces. Shape 1 piece into ball, folding ends underneath and pinching at bottom; roll on work surface in circular motion, seam side down, into smooth ball. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.
Place 2 balls of dough in centre of each of 2 greased 9-inch (1.5 L) round cake pans. Place 8 balls around centre of each. Cover with tea towel; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Dust with flour.
Bake in 375?F (190?C) oven until rolls are golden and sound hollow when tapped, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes; transfer directly to racks. Melt remaining butter; brush over tops of rolls. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours. Or freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 1 week; thaw in bag at room temperature. Reheat in 325?F/160?C oven until warm, about 5 minutes.)
Change it up: The Ultimate Dairy-FreePull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Add a pinch of salt; substitute milk with almond milk and butter with olive oil.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Use a scale to weigh each of the dough balls so they're all the same size (about 50 grams each).
Our set-and-forget version of this classic Easter dish is a win-win: Your oven is free to make the holiday ham and the slow cooker's gentle heat creates incredibly tender and creamy potatoes. You'll need at least a six-quart slow cooker for this recipe.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2015
peeled and cut in scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick rounds
trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
whipping cream 35%
per serving: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In large bowl, gently toss together potatoes, fennel, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined. In small bowl, whisk cream with potato starch until smooth.
In lightly greased slow cooker, layer half of the potato mixture. Sprinkle with one- quarter of the Gruyère and half of the bacon. Pour in half of the cream mixture. Top with remaining potato mixture, another quarter of the Gruyère and the remaining bacon and cream mixture.
Cover and cook on high until potatoes are tender, about 4-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining Gruyère. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted and some of the liquid has absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: We've made this dish without gluten by using potato starch as a thickener, but feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour if gluten isn't a concern for your guests.
Rice replaces bread in this hearty gluten-free stuffing. Slowly caramelized shallots add layers of flavour, while a sprinkling of crispy fried shallots delivers a satisfying crunch. The rice mixture is best made the day of, but if you'd like to do some prep work ahead of time, chop the veggies and caramelize the shallots the day before.
Portion size10 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014
dry white wine
2 1/4 cups
brown and wild rice blend
(such as Lundberg Wild Blend Rice)
3 1/2 cups
sodium-reduced chicken broth
salt and pepper
per serving: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate45 g
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook celery, carrot, garlic, sage, thyme, pepper and salt, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes. Increase heat to high; add wine. Cook, stirring, until no liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Stir in rice and broth. (Adjust amount of broth according to directions on package of rice.) Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains, about 55 minutes. Fluff with fork.
Shallots: Meanwhile, set aside 3 of the shallots; halve remaining shallots lengthwise. In cast-iron or heavybottomed skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook halved shallots, salt and pepper, stirring and adding 1 to 2 tbsp water every 5 to 10 minutes, until softened, golden brown and caramelized, about 40 minutes. (Makeahead: Let cool completely; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Meanwhile, slice reserved shallots into thin rings; toss with cornstarch, shaking off excess. In heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat 1/4-inch (5 mm) oil; working in batches, cook shallot rings until golden brown, about 1 minute. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain. (Make-ahead: Store at room temperature for up to 2 hours.)
Stir caramelized shallots into rice mixture; scrape into 8-cup (2 L) casserole dish. Whisk egg with 2 tsp water; brush over mixture. Top with butter; cover with foil. Bake in 450 F (230 C) oven for 20 minutes; remove foil and cook until top is browned and crispy, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with shallot rings.
Using vanilla wafer cookies instead of the traditional sponge cake makes these no-bake miniature buches de Noel (yule logs) an easy make-ahead treat. If you like, shape marzipan into little mushrooms or holly leaves and berries and pipe melted chocolate into twig shapes to decorate the logs as we've done here. Make sure your cream is cold before you begin so it's easier to whip. Looking for Toast Cups? Click here for the recipe.
In large bowl, beat cream with vanilla until thickened. In separate bowl, add icing sugar; sift in cocoa powder, whisking to combine. Sprinkle cocoa mixture over cream mixture; beat until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
Spoon 1 tsp cream mixture over bottom of 1 cookie. Sandwich with another cookie, top side down; press gently to squeeze cream to edge. Repeat layers to make a 6-cookie stack; top stack with 1 tsp cream mixture and 1 more cookie, top side up. Lay stack horizontally on waxed or parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cookies to make 5 more stacks.
Spread remaining cream mixture by rounded 2 tbsp over top and sides of each stack. Using tines of fork, make shallow ridges in cream to resemble bark. Refrigerate until cream is slightly set, about 2 hours. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate until cookies are soft, about 24 hours.?