Make your own delectable custardy tarts instead of buying them. We've subbed in the very Canadian ingredient maple syrup for the more common corn syrup. Plus, we've included variations on the classic, with chocolate and pecans instead of raisins.
Portion size12 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013
(No. 1 medium grade)
Sour Cream Pastry:
1 1/4 cup
Per serving: about
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate35 g
Sour Cream Pastry: In bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter and lard until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces. Whisk water with sour cream; drizzle over flour mixture, tossing briskly with fork and adding more water if necessary to form ragged dough. Press into disc; wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to generous 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 4-inch (10 cm) round cutter, cut out 12 circles, rerolling and cutting scraps. Fit into 12 muffin cups; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, eggs, vinegar and salt. Divide walnuts, currants and raisins among pastry shells. Spoon scant 1/4 cup filling into each shell.
Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until filling is set and pastry is golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Run thin knife around edges to release tarts. Let cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours.)
This traditional Korean soup features easier-to-find ingredients without sacrificing any flavour. For example, instead of traditional dried anchovies or fermented shrimp paste, we've used umami-rich fish sauce. The one exception is the gochugaru, which gives the soup its authentic flavour; you can find it in major grocery stores as well as Asian markets.
Prep time35 minutes
Total time35 minutes
(about half onion)
, coarsely chopped
Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru)
sodium-reduced chicken broth or
, thinly sliced
, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
pkg (510 g) soft silken or
sodium-reduced soy sauce
Per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat5 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate7 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add kimchi, garlic and red pepper powder; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 4 minutes.
Pour in broth and 2 cups water; bring to boil. Stir in mushrooms and green onions; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini; cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
Using spoon, scoop tofu into scant 1/4-cup portions; add to soup. Gently stir in fish sauce and soy sauce; cook until tofu is heated through, about 3 minutes.
Bring to gentle boil; stir in eggs, breaking up yolks. Let stand until egg whites are opaque, about 2 minutes.
Cauliflower purée adds velvety texture without the need for whipping cream, resulting in a lighter, healthier chowder. Be sure to remove the vent from your blender lid and cover the hole with a tea towel to relieve any pressure caused by blending the hot soup.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: October 2014
husked and kernels removed
cut in bite-size florets (about 6 cups)
sodium-reduced vegetable broth
1 1/2 cup
sweet red pepper
per serving: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate31 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion, garlic and 2 tsp of the thyme just until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in corn kernels, cauliflower, broth, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 8 minutes.
In blender, purée 4 cups of the soup until smooth; return to pot. Whisk milk with flour; stir into soup. Add red pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, just until red pepper is tender and soup is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining thyme.
Change it up - Chicken and Cauliflower Corn Chowder: Stir in 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast along with the red pepper.