- Portion size 2 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2008
Braised Short Rib Ravioli with Porcini Mushroom Jus IMAGE Credits: Braised Short Rib Ravioli with Porcini Mushroom Jus IMAGE
Tender beef, sharp cheese and fresh herbs elevate simple pasta dough into elegant ravioli that are packed with flavour. Pulsing the ingredients together is the secret to creating the best texture. Just be sure to use well-marbled short ribs and add any fat to the food processor along with the meat—the result will be a filling that melts in your mouth.
Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Loaf Credits: Jodi Pudge
Studded with chocolate chips and crystallized ginger, this moist marbled loaf makes the best fall-flavoured afternoon treat. For the prettiest slices, generously swirl the batters together.
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ground ginger, salt, cloves and nutmeg. Stir in chocolate chips and crystallized ginger.
In separate large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in pumpkin purée and vanilla (mixture may appear separated). Stir in flour mixture until combined. Remove half of the batter to separate bowl; fold melted chocolate into 1 bowl of the batter until combined.
Alternately drop spoonfuls of light and dark batters into parchment paper–lined 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Using butter knife, gently swirl batters to create marble effect. Using small offset palette knife, smooth top. Bake in 350° oven until loaf springs back when lightly touched, about 70 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Lift out onto rack; peel off parchment paper. Let cool completely.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To make sure your loaf pan holds 1.5 litres, measure it by filling it with water. Not all brands are standardized, and volume will affect the baking time.
Slow Cooker Pulled Beef Credits: Stacey Brandford
Serve with cooked rice, shredded lettuce, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
In slow cooker, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, jalapeño pepper, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Add beef, turning to coat; cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Using 2 slotted spoons, transfer beef to cutting board; remove any twine. Using 2 forks, shred beef into bite-size pieces. Transfer to bowl.
Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Add 2 cups of the cooking liquid to beef; toss to coat. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
The Ultimate Banana Bread image Credits: The Ultimate Banana Bread image
The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version— made using the surprising (and mysteriously effective) technique of "marinating" the bananas in a buttermilk and baking soda blend—delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.