Cookie Exchange | Gingersnap Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day!! Imagine a world where you can have many types of homemade cookies at once without spending hours baking. Well, that’s exactly what cookie exchange parties are for! A cookie exchange is when a group of people, maybe you and your family, friends, or co-workers, each bake homemade cookies of different types…

Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake

Do you have pumpkin overload yet? Our Saskatoon chef, David, whipped up this delicious coffee cake. Just another option for your left over Halloween pumpkin. Batter Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg…

Witches Fingers Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 2 ¾ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Blanched almonds Red decorating gel Preheat oven to 325 degrees F on convection bake. Cream together  butter and icing sugar in a bowl.  While continuing to…

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar ¾ cup soft butter 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs 2 ¼ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon Beat everything together. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Icing Ingredients 3 cups icing sugar 1 teaspoon…

Peach Crisp

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South The mom of my best friend for 46 years gave me this recipe. It is the best ever. When I was young my favourite part of going to their house was that there was always something freshly baked for our snack. Here it is: Mrs. Shaws…

Louisiana Benedict on Cornbread Muffins

Ingredients for Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins ½ cup flour 2 tablespoons corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon garlic salt ½ cup milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon jalapeno, diced   Method Preheat oven to 375° on convection bake. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Portion out mixture into 6 large muffin cups. And bake…

Honey Cake

Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) is around the corner, September 9th, and is that time of year where we wish all a happy, healthy and sweet new year! The date changes as it goes by the lunar calendar. In my family, we celebrate our traditional dinner by making food with honey as a main ingredient;…

Coffee Cake from my Favourite Aunt

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South I have been blessed with many Aunts that I loved for various reasons. My Auntie Shirley who I believe I take after was the Aunt I visited into adulthood and was there for me through thick and thin. I would drop in for a good dose…

The Recipe that Inspired

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South   Alex Buckman was born in 1939 in Brussels. When the Nazis invaded Belgium, Alex’s family, in desperation, paid a Catholic family to protect their baby while they were sent to Auschwitz. Alex was sent from home to home when families feared they would be caught….

Vanilla Blueberry Swirl Muffins

2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup melted butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ cup blueberry compote Preheat oven to 340°F Convection Bake, or 350°F Convection Humid.  Whisk together all dry ingredients. Whip together eggs and sugar, then add sour cream,…

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

2/3 cup cocoa 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 ½ cups orange juice or sour milk (not both) 3 eggs 1 ¼ cups oil Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor…

Maple Kissed Pretzels

4 teaspoons yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 ¼ cup warm water (Kinetico is best) 4 cups flour ½ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon oil ½ cup baking soda 4 cups water 2 tablespoons maple syrup Put yeast, sugar and warm water in a bowl and let sit until bubbly. Add flour, sugar,…