Monday, December 2, 2019

Canadian butter tarts with Maple syrup

Another classic Canadian treat. This recipe is with firmer filling.

  • 21/4 cups pastry flour
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening. Very cold and cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup(115g) butter. Very cold and cut in cubes
  • about 6 tbsp ice water.
  • 3/4 lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1large, or 2 small eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • optional:1/2 cup raisins, pecans, walnuts 
To prepare the pastry
  • Mix the flour, sugar and salt together
  • Cut the butter and shortening into flour mix until the fat is reduced to pea sized pieces.
  • Sprinkle the water over the mixture 1 tablespoon at a time and toss with a fork until the mixture is sticking together. Lightly work with the dough to form into an inch thick disk. 
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface. Cut into 4 inch rounds and fit into muffin cups. Chill in the fridge while preparing the filling to ensure flaky shell!
To prepare the filling
  • combine all filling ingredients except raisins and mix well. 
  • (Sprinkle raisins in a single layer in the bottom of the pastry lined muffin cups)
  •  Fill 2/3 full with syrup mixture
  • Bake on bottom shelf of oven at 425 degrees F (or 220 C) for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack and remove tarts from pans

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dumpling workshop: dumpling recipe

Dumpling workshop May 8th, 2018.

It was absolutely fun to share my way of making dumplings with a group of fun and enthusiastic ladies! 

Here's the menu:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Dumpling workshop: Hot n sour soup recipe

Dumpling workshop May 8th, 2018.


Veal dumplings
Hot and sour soup
Cucumber salad
Soy sauce stewed eggs
Garlic peanuts
Mango/pineapple ice cream with coconut crumble toppings

Hot n Sour soup

Serve about 6-8 people

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