In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Stir in cherries; knead gently just until dough comes together.
Divide dough into thirds. Working one-third at a time, place dough on large piece of plastic wrap. Covering loosely with plastic wrap, shape into 8-inch (20 cm) long log. Flatten sides to form 1-inch (2.5 cm) tall rectangle; twist ends of plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before continuing with recipe.)
Trim ends of logs; slice dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds, reshaping as needed. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 375?F (190?C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 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; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.
In this crisp libation, bright lemongrass and warm ginger and rum create a punchy full-flavoured cocktail that will wash away your day on the first sip. For a virgin version that's just as delicious, simply hold the rum.
Prep time5 minutes
Total time5 minutes
Portion size1 serving
1 1/2 oz
(about 1 tbsp)
Lemongrass and Ginger Simple Syrup
(Instructions in method)
Per serving: about
Total fat0 g
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In whisky tumbler, combine rum, syrup, soda water and ginger. Add lime, lemongrass and mint (if using). Top with ice cubes.
Lemongrass and Ginger Simple Syrup
In saucepan, bring 1 cup granulated sugar; 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and chopped; 6 slices (1 inch) fresh ginger; and 1 cup water to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool for 20 minutes. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.) Makes about 1 cup.
A quick herby sauce transforms ordinary pan-fried fish into something summery. Serve with steamed asparagus and lightly buttered brown rice for a simple, fresh meal.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: June 2013
(about 1 lb/450 g), skinned and cut in 4 pieces
fresh parsley leaves
Per serving: about
Total fat20 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate3 g
Lemon-Dill Pesto: Using mini blender or immersion blender, pulse together parsley, dill, almonds, salt and pepper 5 times. Pour in oil, 1 tbsp water, lemon zest and lemon juice; pur?e until smooth thick paste. Set aside.
Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook fish, turning once, until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with fork, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve with pesto.