Marshmallows become a gooey topping in this chocolate chip-studded twist on a blondie.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2013
2 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
1 1/4 teaspoon
1 1/4 cup
semisweet chocolate chips
Per piece: about
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips just until combined. Spread in parchment paper–lined or greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; smooth top.
Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, about 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Sprinkle with marshmallows, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border to prevent sticking to sides of pan. Bake until marshmallows are puffed, about 3 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.) With greased sharp knife, cut into squares.
Ruby-red pomegranate seeds add the perfect amount of tang to this sweet and salty dark chocolate bark. Make it your own by substituting chopped candied oranges, almonds or crystallized ginger for the apricots and the pistachios.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time1 hour
good-quality dark chocolate
(about 21 oz), chopped
, finely chopped
salted shelled pistachios
Per piece: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate20 g
In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring, until smooth. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, smoothing top. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, apricots and pistachios. Refrigerate until set, about 45 minutes. Cut into shards. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)
Makes about 18 pieces.
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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.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
1 1/2 teaspoon
2 1/4 cups
1 1/2 teaspoon
per each of 16 slices: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate32 g
Stir together bananas, buttermilk and baking soda. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until combined; beat in egg, vanilla and banana mixture. Stir in flour mixture until combined; scrape into greased 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted into centre comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.
Change it up -? Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: Stir 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips into flour mixture.
Cinnamon Banana Bread: Whisk 1/2 tsp cinnamon into flour mixture.
The crunchy exteriors and tender, greenflecked centres make these cakes a tasty way to get your daily dose of healthful greens. If you have time in the morning, prep, shape and refrigerate the cakes— they'll be ready to fry for a nearly instant dinner when you get home.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014
peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
packed finely chopped
dry bread crumbs
Paprika Lemon Mayo:
extra-virgin olive oil
per serving: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate48 g
Paprika Lemon Mayo: Stir together mayonnaise, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and paprika; set aside.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling water, cook potatoes and garlic, adding kale during last 3 minutes of cooking, until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
Drain and return to pot; cook, shaking pan occasionally, over low heat until dry, about 2 minutes.
Using potato masher, mash gently until almost smooth with a few small chunks remaining. Stir in bread crumbs, mozzarella cheese, egg, green onions, mustard, salt and pepper.
In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; using 1/3 cup for each cake, drop half of the potato mixture into pan, pressing to make 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds. Cook, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 6 minutes. Keep finished cakes warm; repeat with remaining oil and potato mixture. Serve cakes with mayo.