Before we get into holiday baking this year, we wanted to post one more savoury recipe — pierogi. This has been a long requested recipe, so we are happy to finally share it with you! Of course we are biased when we say nothing beats homemade, but you will absolutely taste the difference compared to store bought.
The dough itself is very straightforward, and also naturally dairy free and vegan. No egg in the dough makes them traditional and also lends itself to a soft and delicate bite. You can create any number of fillings to put inside, whether you prefer potato and onion, potato and cheese, mushroom and sauerkraut, or one of many sweeter variations with fruit like blueberries.
Prep: 1 to 2 hours
Cook time: 3-5 minutes
Yield: 36-40 pierogi (using a 3" round cutter)
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Sometimes when we come across a popular method for a recipe, we know we have to add it to the list of things to test in our kitchen. This recipe will quickly become your new staple for making pizza in a pinch. It takes minutes to make, uses only a handful of ingredients, and doesn't need proofing (it's leavened with baking powder).
This style of crust is more like a flatbread than a traditional pizza dough or thin crust variety. One recipe will make two 10-inch pizza crusts, but you could also divide the dough to make smaller personal pizzas or even mini pizzas for appetizers.
Prep: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 2 10-inch pizza shells
Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl) are a European Christmas tradition and a holiday staple in our family. These sweet, delicate cookies are typically made with walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts. This year we used pecans for a different taste, and because we had easy access to them.
The nutty flavour is complimented by the vanilla extract in the dough, and the dusting of powdered sugar on top — sure to be a cookie that everyone will enjoy this holiday season. If you have vanilla powder, you can add it to your powdered sugar for extra flavour!
Prep: 45 minutes (plus 12 hours resting time)
Cook time: 18 minutes
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Apples are one of our favourite ingredients, and you can never really have enough apple recipes! These bars are like eating apple crisp but even better — each bite is packed with apples, shortbread crust and crunchy topping.
We love using tart apples, but you can also use a blend of apples that suits your preference. With so few ingredients, these are easy to make from scratch. And, while they're best in the fall, you can enjoy them all year.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 bars
Ingredients (shortbread bottom):
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Don't be intimidated about making gluten free gravy — it's easy! Whether you're roasting a chicken or preparing a holiday Turkey, you can use this recipe year-round. Because this recipe uses all the pan drippings, this gravy is full of flavour.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
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