Molasses Spice Cookies

Beat together until pale and fluffy: 3/4 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar (+1/2 cup for rolling) Reduce speed to low, add: 1 large egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla extract Beat until combined. Add: 1/2 cup mild or robust (not blackstrap) molasses Beat until incorporated (30 seconds). Combine: 2-1/4… Continue reading Molasses Spice Cookies

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Oatmeal Date Squares (Gran)

Combine: 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted) 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1-1/2 cups uncooked quick rolled oats 1-1/2 cup packed brown sugar Add: 1 cup melted butter. Mix well. Press 1/2 of crumb mixture into 12x8x2 pan. Spread date filling. Cover with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350F for 30 minute. Cool… Continue reading Oatmeal Date Squares (Gran)

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Keivlings

1 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces 1/2 cup fruit sugar 1/4 lb (1 cup) unblanched almonds (skins on), ground 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour. Mix as pastry. Shape into crescents. Bake slowly 300-325F for 18-20 minutes. When baked, coat in vanilla sugar. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.  

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Forgotten Cookies

3 large egg whites, at room temperature 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 1/8 tsp salt 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla extract OR 1/8 tsp peppermint flavouring 6-8 drops green food colouring (optional) 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet INSTRUCTIONS Set two racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 250°F.… Continue reading Forgotten Cookies

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Garlic Parmesan Croutons

Soak: 4 cloves garlic, minced very fine in 1/2 c olive oil for 3 hours. Cut: 1 (8 oz) loaf French baguette or similar into 1.5-2 cm cubes. Strain oil over bread and coat evenly. Mix: 3/4 c finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) (use 1/2 c in first step, 1/4 c in final step) pinch cayenne… Continue reading Garlic Parmesan Croutons

Groundnut Stew

In: 1/4 cup oil Soften: 1 cooking onion, chopped Sear, in batches: 2-3 lbs lean beef (top sirloin, cubed) Into the last batch of meat, stir in: 3-4 Tbsp peanut butter 1 Tbsp paprika 3/4 tsp cayenne salt, pepper Stir until the odour becomes that of roasted peanuts, and add: 3 Tbsp tomato paste 3… Continue reading Groundnut Stew