Bacon & Egg with a Sweet Twist

By Chef Lawntz Vernon Your Favourite Glazed Donut or You Can Make Your Own! Ingredients: ¼ cups flour 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast ¼ cup sugar 1 pinch of salt 1¼ cups warm milk 2 eggs 8 tablespoons canola oil Shortening for frying Icing sugar Method: In a large bowl mix together flour, instant yeast, sugar…

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

Ingredients Yield 24 mini cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ounce espresso, cooled 3 ounce coffee creamer (makes ½ cup when combined with espresso volume) ¼ cup sunflower oil 1 egg, large ½ teaspoon…

Veggie Burgers

We have been talking about barbecues a lot recently and many of our recipes involve meat.  There are however loads of veggie options.  Here is an in-house recipe for you to try. Makes 8-10 patties 2  540 ml cans chickpeas (drained) 4  large eggs 1  medium onion, diced 1 lemon, zest only ½ red pepper,…

Rotisserie Pork Loin

2-3 kg centre cut pork loin tied with string to hold the shape Seasoning rub (store bought will do as well): 2 teaspoons coarse salt, Kosher or sea 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons thyme   Using…

Smoky Barbecue Baked Beans

Ingredients yield 10 servings Soak ¼ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale 5 litres water 500 g navy beans, dry Braise 2.5 litres water ½ cup barbecue sauce ¼ cup ginger ale ¼ cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons molasses 1 ounce prepared espresso 10 drops liquid smoke – hickory Salt and pepper to taste…

Mushroom Pie

by: Chef Lawntz Vernon See Chef Lawntz make this recipe on CTV here Not Grandma’s Pie Crust Ingredients 1 cup coconut flour 1 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg ½ cup butter Method Mix together coconut flour, almond flour, salt and egg. Then melt the butter completely and add to flour, mixing well….

Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients yield 8 oz 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon butter, soft 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped In a heavy saucepan, warm cream over medium low heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Remove from heat, add in chocolate, and allow to stand 3 minutes before stirring. Once combined, refrigerate 3-4…

Barbecued Fruit Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients yield 4 servings Vinaigrette 4 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Pinch salt and pepper ¼ cup sunflower oil Prepare vinaigrette by combining all ingredients but the oil and mixing thoroughly. Once mixed, add the oil very slowly while mixing in order to emulsify. Salad ¼…

Zucchini Spice Cake

Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cloves 1 cup mini chocolate chips 2 grated zucchinis (2 cups) 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped dates or raisins or walnuts if desired Directions Mix eggs…

Chocolate Granola Bites

Ingredients Yield = 9 x 11 pan ¼ cup salted butter ¼ cup corn syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla 250 grams mini marshmallows 3 cups granola ½ cup chocolate chips ½  cup shredded coconut ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted ¼ cup sundried cranberries In a large heavy stockpot, melt butter over…

Combi-Steam Oven Glazed Ham

Ingredients 1 kilogram ham 1 can apple cider 1 tablespoon Sara’s green stuff 2 carrots cot in chunks 1 bay leaf 4 cloves 1 teaspoon Pepper Glaze 12 whole cloves 1 tablespoon regular mustard 1 tablespoon maple syrup ½ tablespoon Brown sugar Directions Place all ingredients in the solid steam oven tray. Steam at 100…

Spanakopita with Spinach and Feta

½ cup melted butter 1 pound spinach 2 cups feta cheese 10 phyllo sheets ½ teaspoon Sara’s green stuff 1 egg Directions Cut roll of phyllo in 3 equal pieces. Use 2 pieces at a time, brushing with butter in between each piece. Mix green stuff, spinach and 1 teaspoon of butter and fry until aromatic….