Macaroni and Cheese

250g Macaroni Pasta 1.5L Water 7.5ml Salt   Measure of 1.5 L water into a large cooking pot Add the salt to the water Bring the water to a rolling boil Add the paste and cook until soft and tender – do not over cook or the pasta will break The cooking should take about 20 min. Drain and set …

Meat Tourtiere

Pastry: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 170g Butter or Lard 90ml cold water Filling: 450g Ground Beef 200g Ground Pork 1 small Onion 1 clove Garlic 1 large Potato 1 sprig of Thyme 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp Cloves 1/4 tsp Nutmeg 5ml Salt 2.5 ml Pepper Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400ºF In a large bowl, …

Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 eggs 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 30ml unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Cook 25 minutes Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6×6 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. …

Mayonaise

1 large egg 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/3 cups vegetable or canola oil 20ml teaspoons white wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Variation (hand-whisked method): 1Combine the egg yolk  and mustard in a bowl and whisk until well mixed. 2Whisking constantly, add the oil in a thin stream until completely incorporated and …

Carrot and Ginger Soup

INGREDIENTS 45ml 
olive oil 3 
medium onions, chopped 5 
tablespoons peeled grated fresh gingerroot 1,5kg carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 5 
cups water 4 cups milk 2 cubes chicken or vegetable stock 10ml  salt 5ml black pepper 2 bay leaves 5ml cinnamon   DIRECTIONS   Heat the oil in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Add onions and …

Simple Buttercream

Simple Butter-cream Ingredients: Makes more than enough for 24 cupcakes – 350g of unsalted butter 500g sifted icing sugar 50ml milk at room temperature 1tsp vanilla extract or extract of your choice . Method: Ensure that the butter is very soft. You can either leave the butter out of the fridge overnight, or zap it 20 seconds at a time in …

Sweet Sour Chicken

The Meat: 450g  skinless and boneless Chicken cut into pieces about 2cm thick and 3 -4cm long The Sauce: Ingredients: 3/4 cup white sugar   5 ml molasses 
1/3 cup white vinegar 
1 cup pineapple juice cup 
30ml soy sauce 
30ml ketchup  2 tablespoons cornstarch  2 tablespoons water  2.5 ml chili powder (optional)  5ml fresh ginger   Directions Place the sugar, …

Vinaigrette

45ml Olive Oil 30ml Vinegar 10ml Sugar 2.5ml Salt 2.5ml Pepper 2.5ml Paprika 5ml Mustard powder   Mix all the ingredients together until an emulsion forms. You can add Herbs to taste.

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1½ teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon espresso powder 1 cup milk ½ cup vegetable or canola oil 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup boiling water INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 325º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying …

Vanilla Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups pastry flour  – 280g 1 cup all purpose flour – 140g 15ml baking powder – 12g 2.5ml salt 230g butter (at room temperature) 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 5ml vanilla extract Method: Preheat oven to 325ºF or 160ºC Weigh the butter into the bowl of the electric mixer Measure the sugar into a …