- 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 Stroganoff Soup Credits: Stacey Brandford
This dish takes the rich flavours of beef Stroganoff and transforms them into an easy one-pan soup.
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté carrots, onion, garlic and thyme until onion is softened, about 2 minutes. Add beef and mushrooms; cook, stirring and breaking up beef with spoon, until beef is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
Stir in mustard and Worcestershire sauce; cook until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add broth, noodles, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until noodles are tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in peas and sour cream; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with parsley.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
If comfort food is what you're after, nothing beats a generous helping of creamy, oozy mac and cheese. This recipe is the yummiest version – and the only one you'll ever need.
Best Maple Butter Tarts
Make your own delectable custardy tarts instead of buying them. We've subbed in the very Canadian ingredient maple syrup for the more common corn syrup. Plus, we've included variations on the classic, with chocolate and pecans instead of raisins.
Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Loaf Credits: Jodi Pudge
Studded with chocolate chips and crystallized ginger, this moist marbled loaf makes the best fall-flavoured afternoon treat. For the prettiest slices, generously swirl the batters together.
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ground ginger, salt, cloves and nutmeg. Stir in chocolate chips and crystallized ginger.
In separate large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in pumpkin purée and vanilla (mixture may appear separated). Stir in flour mixture until combined. Remove half of the batter to separate bowl; fold melted chocolate into 1 bowl of the batter until combined.
Alternately drop spoonfuls of light and dark batters into parchment paper–lined 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Using butter knife, gently swirl batters to create marble effect. Using small offset palette knife, smooth top. Bake in 350° oven until loaf springs back when lightly touched, about 70 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Lift out onto rack; peel off parchment paper. Let cool completely.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To make sure your loaf pan holds 1.5 litres, measure it by filling it with water. Not all brands are standardized, and volume will affect the baking time.