The secret to achieving a fluffy texture: Add a splash of milk to the dense batter. Serve the finished cake with jam, berries, chocolate sauce or lemon curd, or have it all by itself.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2016
1 1/4 cup
1 3/4 cup
per serving: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light, fluffy and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Add 1 egg; beat for 2 minutes, scraping down side. Repeat with remaining eggs, adding 1 at a time. Beat in milk, vanilla and salt until combined (mixture may appear curdled).
Add half of the flour; stir gently just until combined. Repeat with remaining flour. Scrape into parchment paper–line 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan, smoothing top.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until top is golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely. Peel off parchment paper. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap; store for up to 2 days.)
Change it up: Blueberry Lemon Buttery Pound Cake Set aside 1 tbsp of the flour before beginning. Add 2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest when beating in milk, vanilla and salt. Toss 1 1/2 cups fresh wild blueberries with reserved flour; fold into batter. Bake as directed.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To keep crust from overbrowning, use a light-coloured loaf pan. Darker pans tend to impart a deeper colouring to buttery baked goods.
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.
Velvety chocolate cream is nestled into crumbly shortbread cups in this new holiday classic. The cups puff up slightly when baked, but you'll still have plenty of room to spoon in the rich filling.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
whipping cream 35%
white chocolate chips
per cup: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate9 g
In stand mixer using paddle attachment, or in bowl with wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar and vanilla until fluffy; stir in flour just until combined. Roll by 2 tsp into about 48 balls.
Add 1 ball to each cup of 2 lightly greased 24-cup mini muffin tins; press gently into bottoms and up sides. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Bake, 1 pan at a time, in 325?F (160?C) oven until edges are light golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pans; run tip of knife around edges of cups to release from pan.
Meanwhile, in bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat chocolate with cream, stirring, until smooth. Spoon about 1 tsp of the mixture into well of each cookie cup; place 1 chocolate chip in centre of each, pressing gently to adhere. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
Made with just a few ingredients, the ease of this recipe will make it one of those weeknight dinners you'll turn to time and time again. It tastes great over a simple bed of steamed rice, but you can also serve it inside crisp lettuce leaves for a fresher take on pork bowls.
Prep time25 minutes
Total time25 minutes
Portion size4 servings
Thai bird's-eye pepper
, halved crosswise
lean ground pork
, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
unseasoned rice vinegar
, sliced (optional)
Per serving: about
Total fat30 g
Saturated fat9 g
Total carbohydrate7 g
Mince half of the Thai pepper; thinly slice remaining half. Set aside.
In large nonstick skillet, cook pork and salt over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Scrape into bowl. Set aside.
In same pan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook green beans, garlic, ginger and minced Thai pepper, stirring occasionally, until green beans are tender- crisp, about 5 minutes. Add pork, vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar and 2 tbsp water; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Divide among 4 serving bowls; keep warm. Wipe pan clean.
In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook eggs until whites are set yet yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes.
Arrange 1 egg over each pork bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions (if using) and remaining Thai pepper.