Halve plum tomatoes lengthwise, or leave cherry tomatoes whole; place, cut side up, in small greased baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven for about 40 minutes or until wrinkly and softened.
The holidays wouldn't be complete without sweet, buttery shortbread, so we've perfected a classic. This one has a crispy snap but still melts delicately in your mouth.
Portion size24 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014
per cookie: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In stand mixer with paddle attachment, or in bowl using wooden spoon, beat together butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy; stir in flour just until combined.
Press dough into parchment paper– lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Using palm of hand, flatten to make smooth, even surface. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using knife, score surface of dough into 24 rectangles; prick each cookie several times with fork. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Bake in 300 F (150 C) oven until firm and pale golden, about 55 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes; cut through score lines. Let cool completely in pan. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)
Change it Up - Shortbread Rounds: On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/3-inch (8 mm) thickness. Using 2-inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper– lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 300 F (150 C) oven until firm and pale golden, about 20 minutes.
Shortbread Wedges: Press dough into parchment paper– lined 8-inch (1.2 L) round cake pan; using palm of hand, flatten to make smooth, even surface. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using knife, score surface of dough into 16 wedges. Continue with original recipe.
Our best-in-class take on this classic treat has a buttery flavour, a chewy centre and a subtly crisp exterior. Oh, and you can tweak the recipe to make them crisp or soft, too.
Portion size60 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2015
1 1/4 cup
chocolate chips or chunks
per cookie: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. (Make-ahead: Shape into disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in freezer bag for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before continuing with recipe.)
Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; flatten slightly.
Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350?F (180?C) oven until tops are no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
Change it up: The Ultimate Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Omit 1/2 cup of the flour. Arrange dough on baking sheets as directed; flatten to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Bake as directed.
Change it up: The Ultimate Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prepare dough and arrange on baking sheets as directed (do not flatten). Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Transfer directly to 350?F (180?C) oven and bake until tops are no longer shiny, about 12 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Baking sheets vary in thickness and finish, which affect the doneness of cookies. A heavy, shiny uncoated baking sheet will allow the cookies to bake most evenly.
This richly spiced apple butter makes more than you'll need for a single loaf of bread, but it'll keep in your fridge for a week or in your freezer for up to two months. Spread it onto warm bread and rolls, or stir it into cake batters in place of applesauce.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time6 hours & 15 minutes
chopped cored peeled baking
(about 1.25 kg)
each ground cloves, ground allspice, nutmeg and
apple juice or
Per 1 tbsp: about
Total fat0 g
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate6 g
In slow cooker, combine apples, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Stir in apple juice; cover and cook on high until apples are very tender, about 4 hours.
Scrape mixture into large bowl; using immersion blender, purée until smooth. (Alternatively, in batches, purée in upright blender.) Stir in lemon juice. Bring to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months; thaw before using.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the best flavour, use a combination of your favourite sweet-tart cooking apples. We used a mix of McIntosh, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Gala.