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Swiss Meringues

This past Ramadan I whipped up meringues for charity. It was a humbling experience and the outpouring of support from my followers was incredible, for which I am so thankful.  However, due to all of the orders that came in, I didn’t get the chance to gift any meringues to my friends or family! So this Eid, I made them mini Swiss meringues. After careful research, I discovered that Sugar Art Canada (@sugarartcanada) offered Eid Meringue Sugar Transfer sheets. They were kind enough to send me some samples to test out! Thank you Sugar Art Canada!

This is the pattern I received:

Basically, in place of parchment paper on the baking sheet, you place these meringue transfer sheets and pipe the meringue onto it. In the process of baking, the stamp transfers onto the bottom of the meringue. Pretty cool!


Here is a video tutorial I put together:


I have a special surprise for you all: Sugar Art Canada is offering you all a 10% discount when you use code ‘Kash10’ at checkout. Full disclosure, I will receive a tiny commission from each sale. 


I’m so excited that a product like this exists and that we can now get customized Eid products to make our celebrations a little more festive!


Eid Mubarak everyone!

-Tabassum

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Turkey Puff Pastry Patties

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Turkey Farmers of Ontario and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

As you know, I made a whole turkey this past weekend. My first ever…so exciting! Well, from that one turkey, I was able to create many other meals using the meat! I love making one large protein source and turning it into a bunch of different dishes! Versatility at it’s best. My whole turkey recipe can be found here.

The first dish I created with the breast meat was turkey puff pastry patties! This is the first time I have ever created puff pastry patties….thought this was as good as a time as any since I had all this meat to use up!

Here are some visual guides to creating the pastries:

The turkey mixture consists of: shredded turkey, diced red onion, shredded carrots. peas and corn (I used frozen!)

 

Portion the puff pastry into nine equal parts. Place the cooled filling on the puff pastry. I originally placed warm filling on the puff pastry and ran into the puff pastry getting too sticky! With the advice of my pastry chef friends, I made sure to cool the filling for my next batch and success!

 

Went with the triangle shape-it was easiest! Brushed an egg wash over these and popped them into the oven!

Here is the full recipe:

Turkey Puff Pastry Patties

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box Puff Pastry 2 sheets
  • 2 cups Turkey Breast shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Frozen Peas
  • 1 1/2 cups Frozen Corn
  • 2 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • 1 Carrot shredded
  • 1 Egg whisked
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

Instructions

  1. Shred the carrot and the cooked turkey breast. Set aside (in separate bowls).

  2. On medium heat, melt the butter in a pan and add the: peas, corn and carrots. Stir fry for 3 minutes.

  3. Add in the shredded turkey.

  4. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes.

  5. Cook until vegetables are soft.

  6. Allow the filling to cool before bringing out the puff pastry. Approximately 20 minutes.

  7. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

  8. Once the filling is cool, take one package of puff pastry out of the fridge (my box came with two packages). Unroll the pastry gently out of the packaging.

  9. With a rolling pin, lightly roll over the puff pastry. Be gentle, you don't want to flatten completely. Just a simple roll or two!

  10. With a pizza cutter or knife, section the puff pastry into nine pieces.

  11. Take a teaspoon of the cooled filling and put in centre of one of the sectioned puff pastry pieces.

  12. Go over the outline of that puff pastry section with the egg wash and fold the  pastry over the filling, to create the triangle shape.

  13. Take a fork and crimp the two outer edges. If it gets sticky, dip your fork into a little flour. (Thanks for the tip Amanda!)

  14. Place on baking sheet and repeat until all patties are complete. Work fast to avoid the puff pastry getting sticky!

  15. Once all patties are on the baking sheet, brush them all with the egg wash.

  16. Bake in oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

  17. Serve warm with a chutney or spicy ketchup...mmm! Enjoy!

This recipe is very easy to make! My biggest challenge was getting the hang of using the puff pastry to be honest! But once I got it, the procedure was quick! I actually made these patties while holding my 20 pound daughter in one arm! What?! Yep, they’re that easy!

Using turkey in this recipe definitely added another depth of flavour and I really enjoyed them. And I’m pretty sure my husband did too because we ate the batch of these in two days….whoops!

Don’t forget to tag me if you try out this recipe!

-Tabassum 🙂

#makesitsuper

HELPFUL LINKS

Nutritional factshttp://makesitsuper.ca/all-about-ontario-turkey/get-the-facts/ 

How to storehttp://makesitsuper.ca/all-about-ontario-turkey/storing/  

All About Turkey http://makesitsuper.ca/all-about-ontario-turkey/whole-turkey/

 

 

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Apple Crisp

Anytime I make apple crisp, I think of my mom. Apple crisp was always her speciality and I remember eating it fondly when growing up. I’m now making this for my babies who I hope will continue the tradtion of passing along the recipe to further generations. I think I’ve made it quite easy for them now!

Apple Crisp


Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tabassum

Ingredients

  • 3 Ambrosia Apples peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Fresh lemon juice Squeezed
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Large flake oats
  • 1/3 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted butter cubed, cold
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Cut, peel and dice up the apples and place in deep baking dish.

  3. Squeeze the lemon on top of the apples and sprinkle 1 tbsp of brown sugar on top and the cinnamon. Mix this all together.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, almond flour, cold cubed butter and remaining 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Mix together with hands forming crumb topping.

  5. Place this crumb mixture overtop of the apples.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes (until golden brown and apples are tender)

  7. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream or as is!

  8. Enjoy!

 

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Granola Squares

INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper

In a bowl combine:
1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
Put above ingredients on baking sheet and toast in oven for 10 minutes

Melt the following in a double boiler:

1/4 cup Honey

1/2 tspn vanilla extract

3 tbspn peanut butter

1/2 tspn salt

1/2tspn cinnamon

Cook until it gently boils and remember to stir periodically to check consistency

Once toasted, place ingredients in step 2 in a large bowl and add any (or all like I did!) of the following ingredients (1/3 cup):
sunflower seeds
sesame seeds
chia seeds
pumpkin seeds

shredded coconut

rice krispies

Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.

Press into an 8×8’ parchment lined pan

Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer to firm up

Cut into bars or squares once set

Enjoy !

***Chefs tip: double or triple the ingredients and make a BIG batch of granola squares and wrap each individual bar in parchment, place in a freezer safe ziploc bag and store in freezer for up to 3 months. Easy and healthy snack for on the go!***

 

 

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Yogurt Parfait

RECIPE Ingredients

1/3 cup greek yogurt [I used coconut flavour]

1 kiwi, sliced

4-5 strawberries, sliced

1/2 banana, sliced

1/3 cup blueberries

1 tablespoon granola

Directions

In a serving dish of your choice [I used a round glass but mason jars are great too!], place a tablespoon of the yogurt at the bottom of the glass

Next, add a layer of the kiwi followed by another layer of yogurt.

Continue alternating your fruit and yogurt layers until you reach the top of your serving dish.

Sprinkle with granola and serve right away 🙂

Enjoy!