Preheat oven at 375F. Lightly grease ex-large cookie sheet or line with parchment paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds, add sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder, beat until combined. Beat in eggs and as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon and stir in white and semisweet chocolate chunks and add (optional) chopped cashews Divide dough in half, shape each into 9" long loaf. Place 4" apart on prepared cookie sheet, flatten slightly to 2" wide. Bake in oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack for 15 minutes. Reducing temperature in oven to 325F. Placing loaves on cutting board, using a serrated knife to cut diagonally 1/2" slices. Place slices cut side down on the cookie sheet. Bake in reduced oven for 8 minutes, turn slices over and bake for 7 - 9 minutes more or until dry and crisp(do not over bake). Cool Biscotti and if add white or semisweet chocolate drizzle or dip. To make icing, place 4 oz of white or semisweet chocolate and shortening in a small bowl and microwave on medium power for 1-2 minutes, stirring twice you can drizzle on biscotti or dip one end of the biscotti and place a cashew on chocolate and place biscotti on waxpaper to set the dip or drizzle. Store in an airtight container. Makes 32 Biscotti.
Irish red ale, named for the hue that results from adding roasted barley during brewing, lends a slightly sweet, toasted malt flavour to this update on traditional potato soup. Mature Irish Cheddar gives it a rich, sharp finish.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time35 minutes
Portion size8 servings
(white and light green parts only), thinly sliced
sprigs fresh thyme
, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cup
Irish red ale (such as Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale or Rickard's Red Irish Style Ale)
Irish Cheddar cheese
hot pepper flakes
Per serving: abouy
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate19 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook leeks, garlic and thyme, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in potatoes, broth and ale; bring to boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer until potatoes are fork-tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat; discard thyme. Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to pan over low heat. Gradually stir in Cheddar, a handful at a time, until melted. Divide among serving bowls; sprinkle with pepitas and hot pepper flakes, if using.
Traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe
Discover the secrets to traditional Irish soda bread with this easy recipe.
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.
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 set-and-forget version of this classic Easter dish is a win-win: Your oven is free to make the holiday ham and the slow cooker's gentle heat creates incredibly tender and creamy potatoes. You'll need at least a six-quart slow cooker for this recipe.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2015
peeled and cut in scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick rounds
trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
whipping cream 35%
per serving: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In large bowl, gently toss together potatoes, fennel, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined. In small bowl, whisk cream with potato starch until smooth.
In lightly greased slow cooker, layer half of the potato mixture. Sprinkle with one- quarter of the Gruyère and half of the bacon. Pour in half of the cream mixture. Top with remaining potato mixture, another quarter of the Gruyère and the remaining bacon and cream mixture.
Cover and cook on high until potatoes are tender, about 4-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining Gruyère. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted and some of the liquid has absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: We've made this dish without gluten by using potato starch as a thickener, but feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour if gluten isn't a concern for your guests.