Perfect Pie Dough & Pecan Pie Filling Recipe

Dough Ingredients Yield 3 x 10 inch pie shells 20oz flour, all purpose 2 teaspoon salt 6oz lard, frozen 5oz butter, frozen *1 large egg, white vinegar, water: crack the egg into a clear measuring cup and mix it slightly. Carefully add vinegar into the cup until you reach the 4 oz liquid measure then add…

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…

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;…

Cinnamon Churros

Ingredients: yield 16 – 18 pcs 1 cup water 3 tablespoons white sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup AP flour, sifted 2 litres canola oil for deep frying ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon In a heavy saucepan, mix water, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, vanilla, and…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Raspberry Peach Cobbler

  Ingredients ¾ cup Butter or margarine 2 cups Frozen or fresh chopped peaches ½ cup white sugar, or to taste 2 ½ cups flour 1 1/3 cups sugar 5 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoons salt All the macerate juices and milk to make 3 ¼ cup liquid 1 cup fresh raspberries Method Place peaches in…