Monday, June 16, 2014

Maple Syrup Rhubarb Dumplings

It's Rhubarb time here in Eastern Quebec
 Savour the flavours of Spring 
with this fast and easy dessert
 Maple Syrup adds to the delicious flavour

Rhubarb Mixture
4 cups Rhubarb cut up 
or 1 package 600g frozen Rhubarb
1 cup Water
3/4 cups Maple Syrup

Dumplings Mixture
1 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup Milk

In a saucepan mix Rhubarb,
Water and Maple Syrup
Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook 10 minutes.

In a bowl mix Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar and Salt.
Cut in Butter until mixture is crumbly.
Add milk and mix together with a fork.
Drop spoonfuls of dough on top of Rhubarb mixture.
Cover and cook without removing cover for 15 minutes.
Serve immediately with whipped cream, ice cream or Maple Syrup if desired.

I harvest my own rhubarb.
A perennial that's very easy to grow,
with minimal work. 

Check out my blog on making  mini sugar cones

Also my visit to a Sugaring  Camp

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tea Biscuits

Low in cholesterol and sugar.
These biscuits are a favorite of my family.
My mother made these often..
Great warm from the oven,
with butter and jam.

They disappear fast when
 my grandkids are around.


2 cups Flours
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter cut in cubes
1 cup milk

Preheat Oven to 450deg.F.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

With a pastry cutter or 2 forks,
 cut in butter until mixture is 
a coarse crumb texture

Add milk, stirring with a fork to make a soft dough.
 Turn dough onto lightly floured board 
and knead lightly for a few minutes.

Roll or pat out to desired thickness - about 1/2 inch

Cut dough with a 2-inch floured biscuit cutter.
(I use my favourite glass)

Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Brush tops with milk to make a brown crust.

Bake in hot oven 450 degrees 12-15 minutes

Perfect Tea Biscuits should be golden brown 
with a fairly smooth, level top.
They  should be slightly moist, 
tender, light and flaky.

This recipe I took from an old  Five Roses Cookbook.
Instead of shortening, I use butter.

I also make


milk replaced with yogurt.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Beef Macaroni

Comfort Food Made Easy
Fast and  Nutritious   


1 lb. ground beef
1 onion
1 garlic clove minced or chopped fine  (optional)
3 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 can Tomato Soup
2 cups Elbow Macaroni or any other kind of pasta
Salt & Pepper

(Cheddar Cheese Slices) optional 


In a large skillet, brown Beef with chopped onions and crushed garlic.
Add  Worcestershire Sauce.

Cook Macaroni  in a pot of boiling water for 8-10 mins.and drain

Add Tomato Soup to Meat, 
then add the cooked  Macaroni 
Salt & Pepper to taste, 
simmer 5 -10 minutes  together .

If you are a cheese lover, top with Cheddar Cheese Slices
Bake in oven 350 degrees  until cheese is melted. (approx. 10 mins)


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