Quinoa Granola Bars

Quinoa Granola Bars 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 cup whole rolled oats ½ cup raisins ½ cup dried apricots, chopped ½ cup chocolate chips 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 tablespoons brown sugar ¾ cup liquid honey ½ cup peanut butter ¼ teaspoon salt Toast uncooked quinoa and whole rolled oats on a cookie sheet on convection…

Wild Berry Parfaits

  300g granola 2 tablespoons coconut, medium sweetened 2 tablespoons graham crumbs 4 tablespoons rice crisps 250 mL yogurt, strawberry or raspberry work best 150 mL wild berry compote* To make wild berry compote, begin with 3 cups of “assorted berries” (blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry at 1 cup each works well). Place berries in a…

Whipped Chocolate Pave

Another delicious dessert idea from Chef David for Valentine’s day. 12 ounce semi-sweet baker’s chocolate ¾ cup butter, salted ½ cup white sugar 5 ounces (weight) pasteurized egg white 5 ounces (weight) pasteurized egg yolk ½ teaspoon white pepper Note: For safety reasons, it is important to use pasteurized egg yolks and whites for this…

Raspberry Cocoa

It’s Groundhog Day and according to Balzac Billy, it looks like we will have to endure 6 more weeks of winter. So Chef David has whipped up some  Raspberry Cocoa to keep you warm! 1 cup 2% milk ⅓ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon salt 2 ounces semi-sweet bakers chocolate,…

Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without

One of Chef David’s favourite kitchen tools is his mini coffee grinder. Not just for grinding coffee beans, he uses it to fine-grind espresso for baking (adds a nice bitter touch and homogenizes with the flour better), grinding specialty peppercorns like Szechwan and making nut-paste purees (like peanut butter, pecan paste or almond butter). It’s perfect…

Strawberry Danish

Dough: 1 1/3 cups warm water (110F) 1 tablespoon dry active yeast 2 tablespoon honey 3 ½ cups AP flour 1 teaspoon salt Filling: 2 cups frozen strawberries ½ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon white pepper 2 tablespoons cold water 1 tablespoon corn starch   Mix water, yeast, and honey. Add…

Day 4 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you want to splurge on the coffee connoisseur  in your life, the Miele coffee maker is the perfect gift! If you enjoy the delicious aroma and the thick crema of your favourite coffee prepared…

Apple Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Glaze

    2 cups flour ½ cup sugar 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground ½ cup butter, frozen ½ cup whipping cream 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 whole apples, fresh, diced large ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cinnamon,…

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

4 eggs 2 cups white sugar 1 cup pumpkin pie filling 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup canola oil 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg Topping: ½ cup flour ⅔ cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup…

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough •1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp) •1 cup warm milk •½ cup granulate sugar •½ cup margarine or softened butter •1 teaspoon salt •2 eggs •4 cups all purpose flour Filling •1 cup packed brown sugar •3 tablespoon cinnamon •1/3 cup margarine, softened Cream Cheese Icing •6 tablespoon margarine or butter •1…

Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes

•8 ounces cream cheese, softened   •2 eggs, beaten •5 teaspoons all-purpose flour •1 ½ teaspoons white sugar •2 teaspoons butter, melted – divided •confectioners sugar for dusting •1 teaspoon lemon juice •½ lemon, cut into wedges Beat the cream cheese together with the eggs in a bowl until the mixture is almost smooth. Stir…