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.)
In bowl, mix oatmeal with 1/4 cup water; microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir in half of the Cheddar. Top with sausages, tomato, green onion and remaining Cheddar.
Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal
In saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 cup steel-cut oats, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 3 1/2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt; bring to boil. Turn off heat; cover and let stand until cooled to room temperature, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in airtight container for 8 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.) Microwave on high for 2 minutes before serving. Makes about 4 cups.
Let the gentle simmer of your slow cooker do the work for you. Spend a few minutes prepping the ingredients before you head out for the day and be greeted in the evening by the warming aroma of this chunky, rich pasta sauce.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
mild Italian sausages
casings removed and broken in bite-size pieces
chopped in 3/4-inch (2 cm) pieces
pkg (227 g)
bottle (660 ml)
strained tomatoes (passata)
Italian herb seasoning
hot pepper flakes
salt and pepper
grated parmesan cheese
fresh basil leaf
per serving: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate79 g
In slow cooker, combine sausages, onion, eggplant, mushrooms and garlic; stir in strained tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, Italian seasoning, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat until sausage is cooked through and eggplant is tender, 6 to 8 hours.
Whisk flour with 1 tbsp water until smooth; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain. Spoon sauce over pasta; top with Parmesan cheese and basil.
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.