- Portion size 6 servings
Jumpin' Jumbalaya Credits: Jumpin' Jumbalaya
Rhubarb Bread Pudding with Honey Crème Anglaise IMAGE Credits: Rhubarb Bread Pudding with Honey Crème Anglaise IMAGE
Toasted buttery croissants take this modest bread-based dessert to new heights. Use day-old croissants for the best results; you'll need six to eight in total. Layering the croissants and the rhubarb gives you a bit of everything in each bite. You can also substitute the same amount of thawed frozen rhubarb for the fresh—just thoroughly pat it dry.
<p>Penne with Anchovies and Rosemary Cream Sauce</p> Credits: Photography by Ronald Tsang
Anchovies can be polarizing, but they seamlessly melt into the cream sauce, adding umami flavour without any of the fishiness you might expect. They're also loaded with protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 4 minutes. Add anchovies; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in broth, cream, 1 tbsp of the rosemary, the mustard, pepper and hot pepper flakes; cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
Stir in peas; cook until heated through. Stir in pasta, red peppers and capers. If needed, gradually stir in enough of the reserved cooking liquid to loosen sauce. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary.
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.
Chimichurri Sauce Credits: Angus Fergusson
Chimichurri is a thick, fresh herb sauce that's commonly served with grilled meats, such as steak, but it also makes a surprisingly delicious fresh-tasting topping for roasted or smoked turkey.
In food processor, pulse together parsley, cilantro, green onions, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes. With motor running, add oil in thin steady stream, blending until smooth and adding up to 1/4 cup water if needed to reach desired consistency. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.)
Makes about 2 cups.