A sweetened cream cheese swirl ties the unexpectedly delicious combination of chocolate and rhubarb together in these soft, chewy brownies. Substitute with thawed frozen rhubarb, if that's what you have on hand!
Portion size25 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: June 2016
Cream Cheese Swirl:
half pkg (250 g pkg)
milk chocolate (about 6 oz)
fresh rhubarb (1/2-inch lengths)
per brownie: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
Rhubarb Swirl: In saucepan, cook rhubarb and sugar over medium heat, stirring, until rhubarb is broken down and mixture is thick and glossy, 10 to 15 minutes. Scrape into bowl. Let cool to room temperature.
Cream Cheese Swirl: Meanwhile, in bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Beat in egg yolk and cornstarch. Set aside.
Brownies: In saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat. Let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in sugar and vanilla; whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in flour and salt. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan.
Alternately spoon Rhubarb Swirl and Cream Cheese Swirl over top; using butter knife, gently swirl to create marble effect. Bake in 350°F oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean with a few moist crumbs clinging, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days; bring to room temperature before serving.)
In our easy version of this classic jam-filled dessert, we've replaced the tricky lattice crust with a simple crumble topping. It's every bit as delicious and still allows jam to peek through, but there's no need to roll out your dough and painstakingly weave the strips into a lattice. Just sprinkle and bake!
Prep time20 minutes
Total time2 hours
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoon
1 1/3 cup
cherry jam or other
Per bar: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate20 g
In bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, cinnamon and salt. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, using hands to knead together when dough becomes stiff.
Press all but 1 cup of the dough into bottom of parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Spread jam evenly over base. Crumble remaining dough over top.
Bake in 350°F oven until top is golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)
It takes just five simple ingredients to create this crunchy confection from our Holiday Celebrations 2009 special issue. To ensure an airy toffee, do not overstir the caramel when adding the baking soda. Dip the pieces in white chocolate for a festive touch.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
2 1/2 cups
white corn syrup
per piece: about
Total fat0 g
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate14 g
In large saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water to boil over medium heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Boil, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until candy thermometer reads 300?F (149?C) or 1 tsp mixture dropped in cold water forms hard brittle threads, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Standing back and averting face, whisk in baking soda and vanilla. (Caramel will bubble and sputter and increase in volume.) Do not overmix.
Pour into greased parchment paper– lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Let cool in pan for 2 hours. Break into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) pieces. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 1 month.)