Garnish these mildly spicy kabobs with sliced star fruit (carambola) or other tropical fruit. If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent charring.
Portion size2 servings
grated lime rind
sweet yellow pepper
Cut pork into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes.
In bowl, whisk together lime juice, coriander, sugar, oil, curry powder, lime rind, salt and pepper; add pork and toss to coat. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes or refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Cut yellow pepper into chunks about same size as pork.
Alternately thread pork and yellow peppers onto each of 4 skewers reserving any marinade. Grill over medium-hot coals or at medium setting for about 15 minutes or until pork is no longer pink inside, turning occasionally; and basting with reserved marinade.
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Stir in cherries; knead gently just until dough comes together.
Divide dough into thirds. Working one-third at a time, place dough on large piece of plastic wrap. Covering loosely with plastic wrap, shape into 8-inch (20 cm) long log. Flatten sides to form 1-inch (2.5 cm) tall rectangle; twist ends of plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before continuing with recipe.)
Trim ends of logs; slice dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds, reshaping as needed. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 375?F (190?C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
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.
These squares have all of the layered goodness of apple pie with the ease of a crumble.
Portion size32 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014
thinly sliced peeled cored Golden Delicious
about 4 large
large-flake rolled oats
per square: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate24 g
Crust: In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Press into bottom of parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven just until edges are turning golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Set aside.
Crumble Topping: In bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles crumbs.
Spread apple mixture over crust; sprinkle with topping, pressing gently to adhere. Bake on bottom third of 350?F (180?C) oven until apples are soft and topping is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.
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.)