Dairy free chocolate cake

2/3 cup cocoa 2 ¼ cup flour 2 cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules 1 ½ cups orange juice 3 room temperature eggs 1 ¼ cup oil Mix all ingredients together. Bake in a greased and sugared bundt pan for…

Chocolate Pancakes with Macerated Strawberries

Ingredients Yield 6-8 pancakes 7 strawberries, cut thinly 1 ¼ cup AP flour ¼ cup dark cocoa powder, unsweetened 3 tablespoons white sugar Pinch salt 2 eggs 1 ¼ cup buttermilk ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup chocolate chips 1 teaspoon butter Place cut strawberries in a small pan over low heat and macerate until softened….

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…

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…

No Bake Haystack cookies

8 ounecs chocolate chips 8 ounces butterscotch chips 1 package dry chow mien noodles 1 cup small marshmallows Optional: peanuts Melt chips in 30 second intervals in microwave. Stir after each interval. When melted mix other ingredients. Drop by tablespoonful on greased parchment paper and let set in refrigerator. Enjoy.

Chocolate Espresso Mousse with Vanilla Macerated Strawberries

Mousse Ingredients 4 large egg yolks 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 2 cups whipping cream (35%) 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon espresso, fine ground 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla (or 1 vanilla bean) In a heavy bottom saucepot, combine 1 ¼ cups of whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of white sugar, and 1…

Potluck Season is Upon Us

As it’s the season for potlucks and Christmas parties, we have a few ideas for you. Inspired by our own staff potluck, here are a few ideas and some simple recipes. Every year we pair the potluck with a version of secret Santa. Here are the rules. Each person grabs a present randomly and stands…

Cookie Exchange | Best Chocolate Chip 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…

Double Fudge Chocolate Cake

Cake Ingredients: 2 cups gluten free flour 1/4 cup coconut sugar 2 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups chocolate chip 1/2 cup nut mix 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup cocoa 1 cup milk Pre-heat oven to 350oF. Cream sugar and eggs until smooth. Fold in the rest of the…

Skor Bar Brownies

½ cup liquid coconut oil ½ cup cocoa 1  cup brown sugar 2  eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped Skor bar Preheat oven to 335°F on convection bake. Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased 8 x 8 pan.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes. To avoid over…

Chocolate Balsamic Dressing

2 ounces sweetened chocolate, melted 2 ounces balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons honey 1 ounce pasteurized egg yolk ¼ teaspoon thyme ¼ teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1½ cups sunflower oil   Melt chocolate on low induction burner setting, or use double boiler method. Let cool 2 minutes….

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…