- Portion size 1 serving
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 3/4 oz espresso
- 3/4 oz double strength coffee
- 1/2 oz coffee liqueur (such as Starbucks or Kahlua)
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Beef and Mushroom Stew Image by: Stacey Brandford
Hearty beef stew is a cold-weather favourite. Use a well-marbled pot roast for the best flavour; the fat will melt while the beef cooks, which will help tenderize the meat.
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper. Add beef; toss to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp of the butter and half of the oil over medium heat until melted; cook half of the beef mixture, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl. Repeat with 1 tbsp of the remaining butter and the remaining oil and beef mixture.
In same pan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms, celery and onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef mixture and any accumulated juices to pan. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley, bay leaves, broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally and scraping to loosen any remaining browned bits.
Cover and braise in 350°F oven for 45 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; discard thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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Our foolproof dough delivers the most amazing pizza crust you'll ever taste. The long rising time results in a lovely texture and extra-rich flavour. It's so easy to make and can be stretched into either a regular or thin-crust pizza. You'll never want to order in again!
The Ultimate Roast Chicken with Gravy IMAGE Image by: The Ultimate Roast Chicken with Gravy IMAGE
Crispy herb-flecked skin? Check. Tender juicy meat? Check. Rich full-bodied gravy? It's got that, too. Our foolproof take on the classic Sunday supper is so good — and so easy — you might be tempted to make it on weeknights.
Garlic Butter: In small bowl, stir together butter, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Roast Chicken: Sprinkle cavity of chicken with salt and pepper; fill with onion, thyme and rosemary. Rub chicken all over with Garlic Butter. Place, breast side up, on greased rack in roasting pan.
Roast in 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 minutes; baste and continue to roast, basting occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 185°F (85°C), about 30 more minutes. Discard contents of cavity. Using tongs, tip chicken to pour juices into pan. Remove chicken to platter; cover loosely with foil. Let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
Gravy: Meanwhile, tilt pan so juices collect at 1 end. Skim fat from surface, reserving 1 tbsp. In small bowl, stir together butter, flour and reserved fat; set aside. Place pan over medium heat; whisk in wine. Cook, whisking and scraping up browned bits, until reduced by half, about 1 minute.
Whisk in broth; bring to boil. Gradually whisk in butter mixture, 2 tsp at a time, until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; stir in pepper. If necessary, stir in enough boiling water to loosen and yield 1 cup gravy. Serve with chicken.
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Get the kids involved in making this bread. Invite them to shape and dip the little balls and sample their results.