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Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016

Ingredients:

  • 6 regular size croissants
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. of 13th Colony Southern Bourbon – 95 proof
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)

Method:

  1. Tear the croissants into bite size pieces and place them in a large bowl. Heat the cream and butter over low heat.
  2. Once the butter has melted into the cream, then the chocolate chips may be stirred in the mixture. Continue to stir until they are melted.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the chocolate mixture to cool slightly. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl. Stir the cocoa, sugar, salt, and bourbon into the eggs.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture slowly as not to scramble the eggs.
  5. Pour the mixture over the croissants and stir in the pecans. Be sure to mix all ingredients well.
  6. Pour the pudding into six large ramekins that have been greased well with butter. Cover the ramekins and place them in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Uncover the ramekins and bake the puddings at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. If desired, serve with fresh whipped cream.

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Cornbread Salad

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of cornbread cooked and cubed
  • 3 cups of diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup Vidalia onion or sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped green and yellow bell pepper
  • 12 slices of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sweet pickle relish with juice

Method:

  1. Layer the cornbread, tomato, onion, peppers, bacon, and cheese in a bowl.
  2. Mix the mayonnaise, milk and pickle relish together and pour over the top.
  3. Toss together just before serving. It can be served at room temperature or chilled.

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Koeksisters (Spiced Doughnuts with Coconut)

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2016

Makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cake and pastry flour, plus more for rolling
  • ½ cup self rising flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground aniseed
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp tangerine zest
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 tsp active dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened desiccated coconut

Method

1. Mix water and milk and set aside. Mix yeast with ½ of milk/water mixture and 1 tsp sugar. Set in a warm place for 10 minutes, or until frothy.

2. Sift flours, sugar, salt and spices into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add zest and stir lightly to combine. Pour in vegetable oil and mix until mixture becomes crumbly.

3. Crack egg into remaining milk/water mixture and whisk gently to break yolk. Add frothed yeast and egg mixture to flour and mix on medium speed to form a soft dough. If mixture is too liquidy, add more flour in small quantities until dough comes together and is just lightly sticky. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead gently for 30 seconds to bring dough together.

4. Rub the inside of a large mixing bowl lightly with oil and put dough inside. Cover very loosely with a kitchen towel and leave in a warm place for at least 2 hours, or until dough has doubled in size.

5. Roll dough on a floured surface to 5cm thick. Using a knife or a pizza wheel cut desired shape and set on baking sheet. Cover loosely with kitchen towel and allow rise again for another 30 minutes.

6. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan on medium high heat, just until mixture boils and all sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to miminum. Place coconut in a medium mixing bowl, and line a baking sheet with paper towel.

7. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable in a large pot to medium high heat. Fry koeksisters for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned. Working quickly, immerse a fried koeksister for the count of 1 second, then immediately toss in coconut, pressing to coat. Repeat with remaining koeksisters.

Chillax Energy Balls

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Oct 19th, 2016

You could not get an easier treat. Chillax balls both relax and energize you so make up a batch in 5 minutes and enjoy!

Makes 18 balls.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1/8 tsp pink rock or grey sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds and hemp hearts for rolling

Method:

1. Mix all ingredients except seeds until well mixed. Roll them into balls and coat evenly with seeds.

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Sautéed German Sausages with Bacon and Hard-Cider Sauerkraut

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016

Ingredients:

  • 8pc Fresh Bratwurst or Weisswurst Sausages
  • 150g Smoked Bacon – sliced into 5mm slices
  • 2 pc SweeTango Apples – peeled, cored and medium dice
  • 1 pc Yellow Onion – trimmed, peeled and medium dice
  • 500 ml Thornbury Hard Cider
  • 2 pc Fresh Rosemary – rinsed
  • 4 pc Fresh Bay Leaves
  • 4 cups Sauerkraut – drained, rinsed and squeezed dry
  • Flaked Sea Salt to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Whole Grain Mustard garnish

Method: 

  1. Heat a large cast iron or heavy-bottom casserole pan over medium-high heat, add bacon, sauté until golden brown
  2. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve, add onions and apples, sauté until golden brown
  3. Remove onions and apple with a slotted spoon and reserve, add sausages, sauté until golden brown
  4. Combine bacon, onions, apple, rosemary, bay leaves, and sauerkraut, deglaze pan with hard cider
  5. Reduce heat to low, simmer until liquid has reduced, season with salt and pepper, serve with whole grain mustard

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Braised pork shoulder with whole grain mustard

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016

Ingredients:

  • 2.5kg Pork Shoulder – trimmed
  • 3pc SweeTango Apples – cored, peeled and sliced in 8
  • 8pc Shallots – trimmed, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4pc Fresh Thyme – rinsed and leaves stripped
  • 500ml Apple Cider
  • 500ml Thornbury Hard Cider
  • 1tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1tbsp Canola Oil
  • Flaked Sea Salt to taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Whole Grain Mustard – garnish as needed

Method:

  1. Position rack in center of oven, preheat to 325°F (165°C)
  2. Heat a cast iron or heavy-bottom braising pan over medium-high, add butter and canola
  3. Season pork on all sides with salt and pepper, gently add the to the pan, sauté on all sides until golden brown
  4. Transfer pork to a platter, add shallots, apples and thyme, season with salt and pepper, sauté until golden brown
  5. Deglaze pan with hard cider, add apple cider, bring to simmer, return the pork to the pan with resting liquid
  6. Cover and transfer the braiser to the oven, braise for 2-3 hours or until tender
  7. Using tongs, transfer pork to a platter, spoon off any excess fat, add apples to the pan
  8. On the stovetop over medium heat, reduce the liquid until desired consistency and apples are tender
  9. Using two forks, shred the pork, layer on pretzel bun, top with apple-onion garnish and whole grain mustard
  10. Pork can be prepared 3 days in advance, wrap tightly in plastic wrap

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Sweetango Apple Dutch Baby

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016

Ingredients: 

  • 2pc SweeTango Apples cored and divided by 16 (peeled or un-peeled)
  • 1pc Lemon Zest
  • 4pc Large Eggs room temperature
  • 1cup Whole Milk,  room temperature
  • 1cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2tbsp White Granular Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter as needed
  • Confectioner’s Sugar optional for garnish, as needed

Method:

  1. Position the rack in the center of the oven, preheat convection oven to 425°F (220°C)
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine
  3. Combine milk, eggs, vanilla and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, whisk to combine, cover and set aside
  5. Heat a large cast iron or heavy-bottom sauté pan over medium-high, add butter
  6. When butter melts and bubbles add apples, top with sugar, tossing occasionally sauté until golden brown
  7. Place cast iron ramekins or sauté pan in the oven to preheat
  8. Carefully remove the ramekins or sauté pan from the oven, add butter to coat the bottom and sides
  9. Arrange apples in the bottom of the ramekins or sauté pan, pour batter over apples
  10. Return to the oven and bake until batter puffs and golden brown at the edges, 10-15 minutes
  11. Transfer the ramekins or sauté pan to a cooling rack, garnish with confectioners’ sugar to finish

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Kiwfruit Shrimp Banh Mi

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2016

 

Add a new twist to kiwi fruit with this nutrient-enriched and easy-to-make recipe!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 green kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 16 medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers, seeded, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, packed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons siracha chile sauce or favorite chili sauce
  • 4 french-style baguettes (6-inches long)

Method:

  1. Combine kiwifruit, shrimp, carrots, cucumbers, onions, cilantro, lime juice, sugar and fish sauce in medium bowl.
  2. Blend mayonnaise and Siracha Chili Sauce in small bowl. Spread mixture onto baguettes; stuff with kiwifruit filling.

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving (1 sandwich)

  • 250 Calories
  • 11g Protein
  • 44g Carbohydrate
  • 4g Fiber
  • 3g Fat
  • 0g Sat. Fat
  • 0g Trans Fat
  • 35mg Cholesterol
  • 690mg Sodium

 

Recipe courtesy of www.zesprikiwi.com

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