Cap off your Irish pub-night feast with this boozy brownie cake. It combines the best spirits and beer the Emerald Isle has to offer with the irresistible richness of dark chocolate.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time2 hours & 15 minutes
Portion size12 servings
70% dark chocolate
(about 7 oz), chopped
stout beer (such as Guinness)
1 1/4 cup
Whiskey Cream Cheese Icing:
Half pkg (250 g pkg)
Per serving: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat15 g
Total carbohydrate49 g
Cake: Grease 9-inch round cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
In small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Set aside. In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Whisk in stout and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in whole eggs and egg yolks; remove from heat. Sprinkle with cocoa mixture; stir just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in 375°F oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean with a few moist crumbs clinging, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Invert cake from pan onto cooling rack; peel off parchment paper. Brush with whiskey; cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer cake to large plate.
Whiskey Cream Cheese Icing: While cake is cooling, finely grate zest of lime to make 1 tsp; juice lime to make 1/2 tsp. Set aside. In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth. Beat in whiskey and lime juice; gradually beat in icing sugar until smooth. Using offset palette knife, spread icing over top of cake; sprinkle with lime zest. (Make-ahead: Cover loosely and refrigerate for up to 1 day.)
Chicken, squash and all the exotic flavours of a restaurant-style Thai curry mingle in this scrumptious slow cooker main. Serve over steamed jasmine rice and garnish with lemon or lime wedges to squeeze over top.
and sodium-reduced soy sauce
(about 150 g), cut lengthwise in 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick wedges
per serving: about
Total fat21 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In slow cooker, combine chicken, squash, coconut milk, ginger, curry paste, tomato paste, lime leaves (if using), brown sugar, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce and salt.
Cover and cook on low until chicken is fall-apart tender, 6 to 8 hours.
Whisk flour with 3 tbsp water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Stir in bok choy; cover and cook on high until sauce is thickened and bok choy is tender, about 15 minutes. Discard lime leaves. Stir in lime juice and sprinkle with peanuts.
Bars and squares are go-to desserts for holiday goody trays because they're often easier to make than cookies. These pretty citrusy bars are no exception—plus, you can make them ahead and simply pull them out of the fridge when guests arrive.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2015
2 1/2 cups
2 1/4 cups
per bar: about
Total fat3 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate13 g
In large bowl, beat together butter, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar and the salt until light and fluffy; stir in 2 cups of the flour, 1 cup at a time. Press into bottom of parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in bowl, beat eggs with remaining granulated sugar until pale and thickened, about 5 minutes. Beat in grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice and lemon juice. Stir in remaining flour and baking powder. Pour over crust, smoothing top.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until centre is set yet still jiggles slightly, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan, about 1 hour. Dust with icing sugar. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
This diner classic is ideal for those nights when you don't know what to eat and don't really feel like cooking. It cooks in minutes and is incredibly versatile—the sky's the limit when it comes to the fillings you can add.
Portion size2 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2014
sweet green pepper
Black Forest ham
diced (about 3 slices)
salt and pepper
old Cheddar cheese
PER SERVING: about
Total fat22 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate47 g
In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, green pepper and ham, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and light golden, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour into pan; cook, lifting edge occasionally with spatula to allow uncooked mixture to flow underneath, until almost set, about 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese; fold in half and cook until set, about 2 minutes. Cut in half; sandwich each between toast.