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…

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…

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,…

Lemon Meringue Pie

Yield: 1 x 10 inch pie Lemon Curd: 4 large eggs, separated (4 yolks) 4 small lemons (zest 2 and juice all 4) ½ cup white sugar ½ cup butter, cold and cut into 9 cubes Pie shell (10 inch, par-baked) Meringue: 4 egg whites ½ cup sugar ¼ cup water Preheat oven to 400F…

Prosciutto Wrapped Profiterole

Ingredients 1 cup half and half creamer or coffee creamer (10-18%) ¼ cup salted butter ½ cup + 2 tablespoons AP flour 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 4 eggs, large 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated 6 strips prosciutto Preheat oven to 425F convection bake Sift together flour, garlic powder, and onion powder…