Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease 6 5-ounce ramekins. Melt chocolate in a bowl placed over a pot of barely simmering water, stirring often. Remove, stir in coffee granules and cool slightly. Beat butter and SPLENDA® Granulated until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and cooled chocolate. Sift in flour, cocoa, cinnamon and salt and combine. Spoon mixture into prepared ramekins. Press 3 raspberries into centre of each cake and spread filling to make level. Bake for 12-15 minutes, just until top of cakes lose their shine. Let cakes sit for 2 minutes, then invert each onto a plate to serve.
The rich flavours of this creamy dip are based on classic cheese fondue. Emmental becomes wonderfully stretchy when melted, while Parmesan adds sharpness, resulting in the best combination of flavour and texture. A touch of wine gives it an authentic fondue taste.
Portion size3 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014
(about 150 g)
grated parmesan cheese
(about 30 g)
dry white wine
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate5 g
In large bowl, combine Emmental cheese and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour. Cook, whisking constantly, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
Return saucepan to medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese until smooth. Whisk in 2-1/4 cups of the Emmental cheese mixture until melted. Whisk in wine, mustard, chives and pepper.
Scrape mixture into 2-cup (500 mL) ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with remaining Emmental cheese mixture. Broil on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet until bubbly and golden around edge, 5 to 7 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
These wholesome cookies are great not only as an on-the-go breakfast but also as a midday snack. Dates are a source of protein and iron, giving you the energy you need to get through a busy day. And when puréed into paste form, they add natural sweetness and moisture to baked goods. Cost: $0.40 per serving
Portion size15 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016
pitted and chopped
whole wheat flour
large-flake rolled oats
each baking powder and
each salt and
per cookie: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In food processor, purée dates into smooth paste. Add coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla; purée until smooth. Scrape into large bowl.
In separate bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; stir into date mixture until combined. Stir in cranberries.
Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; flatten to ó-inch (1 cm) thickness.
Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until firm and no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Use soft dates for the paste, as they will purée more easily and add the most moisture to the dough.
Every bite of these easy-to-make cookies will melt in your mouth. Go the traditional route and decorate with glacé cherries or use a piping bag and star tip to pipe the dough into pretty rosettes.
Portion size28 servings
Credits :Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2015
1 1/3 cup
pecan halves (optional)
per cookie: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate8 g
In large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Beat in icing sugar until very fluffy and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions to form soft dough.
Drop by 1 tbsp, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Or roll into balls and use fork tines to flatten and make indentations on the top of each cookie. Or fill piping bag fitted with star tip and pipe dough into rosettes. Top with cherry or pecan half, if desired.
Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden, about 12 minutes.
Let cool completely on pans.
(Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.) Change it up: Double-Chocolate Whipped Shortbread Reduce flour to 1 1/4 cups. Whisk 1/4 cup cocoa powder into dry ingredients. Before scooping, stir 1 cup dark chocolate chips into dough. Continue with recipe as directed.
Cherry Almond Whipped Shortbread Substitute vanilla with 1/4 tsp almond extract. Before scooping, stir 1/2 cup chopped glacé cherries into dough. Continue with recipe as directed.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Customize your cookies by decorating with nuts, melted chocolate, sprinkles or chocolate-covered sunflower seeds!