Lining the side of the springform pan helps the cake come away from the pan better when you go to unmold it and results in cleaner layers, but it’s unnecessary if the pan is nonstick. Trim the parchment paper level with top of springform pan so you aren’t reaching down through a tunnel of paper to form the cake layers.
Candy Cane & Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
For Christmas cookies, use your favourite cookie cutter shape - try stars, snowmen, angels or Christmas trees.
Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies
This fabulously tender shortbread is made in the food processor to ease preparation; be careful though as over processing dough will cause the dough to become greasy and the butter will melt out as they bake.
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are a holiday tradition, and look great on a dessert tray. Substitute another type of nut, if you prefer.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Holiday Truffle Fudge
This cross between fudge and a chocolate truffle is pretty on a dessert tray, and makes a great gift.
Maple Apple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
The perfect accompaniment to the roast beast, whichever beast you may be roasting!
Oven Roasted Vegetables
This is an “old favourite” PC recipe, which just keeps getting better and better every time we make it! In the summer we do a grilled version, but over the holidays, this oven version will accompany your turkey, tofu or roast beef equally well.
Goat Cheese Torta
You know those hickory smoke almonds your guests usually nibble from a bowl? Use them to make a savoury caramelized onion cheese torta-and enjoy an elegant appetizer for 12.