In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt bittersweet chocolate. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in separate bowl, beat butter with SPLENDA® Granulated, until fluffy. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt, in 2 additions, just until blended. Fold in semisweet and white chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) onto greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets, flattening to 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) thickness. Bake in 300°F (150°C) oven until firm to the touch, about 30 minutes.
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.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
boneless beef pot roast (top or bottom blade, or cross rib)
sodium-reduced beef broth
liquid honey and Worcestershire sauce
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat25 g
Saturated fat10 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.
In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.
Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.
Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.
This twist on a takeout favourite is made with sautéed chicken instead of greasy fried beef. Quick-cooking udon noodles can usually be found in convenient 200 g packages in the Asian section of your grocery store.
In large wok or nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken until golden and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Remove to plate; set aside.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling water, cook noodles and broccoli until noodles are tender and broccoli is tender-crisp, about 3 minutes; drain well.
In bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, pepper and 1/3 cup water.
In wok, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry garlic and chili until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add noodle mixture, chicken and hoisin sauce mixture; stir-fry until coated and sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
This clementine-and-ginger glaze is so easy to make. It's perfect paired with salmon, but any fish will do. Serve with rice or noodles.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time15 minutes
Portion size4 servings
skinless salmon fillets
(about 550 g total)
salt and pepper
grated clementine zest
(about 4 clementines)
finely chopped peeled
, peeled and segmented
Per serving: about
Total fat21 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
Sprinkle fish with half each of the salt and pepper. In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook fish, turning once, until edges are golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.
In small bowl, whisk together clementine zest, clementine juice, lemon juice, honey, cornstarch and remaining salt and pepper.
In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook garlic and ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add clementine juice mixture; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add fish and clementine segments; cook, stirring occasionally, until fish flakes easily when tested, about 2 minutes. Transfer to serving dishes; sprinkle with chives.
These crisp, light and nutty cookies make an impressive addition to any sweets tray. Draping the still-warm cookies over a greased rolling pin creates their signature curve; for a more subtle curve, use a wider-barrelled rolling pin, and for a more exaggerated shape, use a narrow one.
Prep time1 hour & 15 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Per cookie: about
Total fat2 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate5 g
In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice and salt; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in flour and almonds. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
From batter, form six 1-tsp balls. Arrange, 3 inches apart, on silicone baking mat or parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet. (If mixture becomes too soft, refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.) Bake in 350°F oven until golden, flat and bubbly, about 8 minutes. Let cool on mat for 90 seconds.
Working quickly, use small spatula to lift cookies and drape over lightly greased rolling pin. Let cool just until firm, about 5 minutes; transfer directly to rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter; if necessary, refrigerate dough between batches to firm up. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: You can also use this recipe to make cigar cookies. Instead of draping the cookies over a rolling pin, use the lightly greased handle of a wooden spoon.