- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : julie coates
- 6 potatoes
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup grated carrots
Pumpkin Scones with Whipped Brown Butter Icing Credits: Jodi Pudge
A brown butter spread gives flaky spiced pumpkin scones nutty flavour and an extra touch of sweetness. Overworked dough can become tough when baked; for the flakiest pastry, knead it just until the dough comes together.
Whipped Brown Butter Icing: In small nonstick skillet, melt half of the butter over medium heat; continue to cook, swirling frequently, until nutty brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Scrape into bowl. Let cool completely.
In bowl, beat remaining butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in brown butter until combined, about 1 minute. Beat in brown sugar. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
Scones: While icing is chilling, in bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. In separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin purée, egg, buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla; using fork, stir into flour mixture just until ragged dough forms.
Turn out onto lightly floured work surface; knead about 10 times to form smooth dough. Using floured hands, gently press into 10- x 7-inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares; halve each square diagonally to make 12 triangles.
Arrange, 1 inch apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 400°F oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with Whipped Brown Butter Icing.
Makes 12 scones.
Chicken, Rice and Thyme Biryani Credits: Jodi Pudge Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2016
Browning the chicken and cooking the biryani in the same pan keeps cleanup to a minimum and infuses the rice with flavour.
Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp salt and pinch pepper. In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden, about 7 minutes. Transfer to plate.
Drain all but 4 tsp fat from pan; cook onions over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 6 minutes. Stir in broth, rice, thyme and 1/4 tsp salt, scraping up browned bits; bring to boil.
Arrange chicken, skin side up, over rice mixture. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving.
Quick Cassoulet Stew IMAGE Credits: Quick Cassoulet Stew IMAGE
This hearty French stew (named after the earthenware pot that it's traditionally cooked in) normally takes hours to prepare. Using canned beans and chicken thighs (instead of the usual duck confit) allows you to get it on the table in just minutes!
Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast IMAGE Credits: Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast IMAGE
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.