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Bake with Anna Olson

Classic Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Makes 12 large sticky buns Bakes in a 9-x-13-inch pan Ingredients Doug: 1 ¼ cups 2 % milk, just above body temperature (105 °F) 2 ¼ tsp (1 pkg) instant dry yeast ¼ cup sugar 1 large ...


Thai Chicken and Basil Spring Rolls

Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesMakes 12 Ingredients 30ml (2 tbs) oil ½ red onion 5ml (1 tsp) fresh ginger 5ml (1 tsp) minced garlic 500g (1 lb) chicken breasts 30ml (2 tbs) sweet chilli sauce 30ml ...

Bake with Anna Olson

Vanilla Bean Spritz Shortbread

Makes about 40 cookies Ingredients 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup icing sugar, sifted 1 ½ tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract, if paste is not available) 1 ½ cups all-purpose ...

Chuck's Day Off

Flank Steak Salad with Jalapeno Poppers

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields: 6 servings Ingredients For the steak salad: 2 pounds of flank steak (1 kg) 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (15 ml) 1 red onion, sliced 2 cucumbers cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tomatoes, diced 2 ...


Roasted Vegetable Strudel

Serves 8 Ingredients 5 sheets phyllo 60g unsalted butter and olive oil spray 125g Ina Paarman Sun-dried Tomato Pesto 1 eggplant, sliced and roasted 250g baby marrows, cut into thin strips and roasted 250g medium brown mushrooms, ...


Puff Pastry Pears and Apricots

Ingredients Canned pear halves Canned apricot halves Puff Pastry Brown Sugar Icing Sugar Method Step 1Place canned, drained pear and apricot halves on pieces of ready-rolled puff pastry, roll edges of the pastry to meet the ...


Fiddlehead Omelette

Ease of preparation: Easy Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients Filling 1/2 lb (225 g) fiddleheads 1 package of 1/2 lb (250 g) bacon, cut into lardoons 1/2 onion, finely ...


Chicken Flattie with Cream Cheese Stuffing

Apart from the excellent flavour the cheese offers, it keeps the chicken breast really moist. Ring the changes by using different flavours of cream cheese. I like to use the ...