Celebrate The Holidays With Recipes From Bonnie Stern’s New Cookbook
Bonnie Stern is back! Her new cookbook, coauthored with daughter Anna, is packed with tried-and-true family recipes.
Golden Pecan Balls
These snowy orbs are rich, buttery and crunchy with nuts. Golden syrup gives them a unique, toffee-like flavour.
Chocolate Compost Cookies
Momofuku Milk Bar pastry chef and co-owner Christina Tosi took New York by storm with her salty-sweet Compost Cookies. I’ve applied her genius concept to my dark chocolate cookie recipe.
I learned the secret to perfect shortbread when I wrote a story about Lesia Kohut, the owner of LPK’s Culinary Groove, a patisserie in Toronto. Bread flour keeps the texture from getting too sandy.
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Adapted from Alice Medrich’s Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your Mouth Cookies, these dark chocolate wafers are delicious on their own and even better with a gooey filling of Nutella.
When I was growing up, Christmas wasn’t complete without my grandmother’s piparkoogid, the Estonian spin on gingersnaps. After a few humorous lost-in-translation moments, I managed to wrestle the recipe from her and carry on the tradition.
I’ve been making variations of these biscotti for more than two decades. The recipe comes from my aunt Sue Devor, a retired pastry chef.
Spring Lamb Chops With Fresh Mint Sauce
With the fresh mint sauce taking just 2 minutes to prepare, and the grilled lamb chops around 6 minutes, this could easily become a favorite workday main.
Yakitori are traditional Japanese kebabs often served by street vendors.
Quinoa-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Don’t use red quinoa for this recipe as it won’t absorb the flavors as well.
Winter Caprese Bites
Oven-drying tomatoes slowly removes the water and intensifies the fruit’s natural umami. The tomatoes can be made up to 3 days in advance.
Arctic Char Gravlax With Horseradish Cream
This recipe can also be made with the equivalent weight of salmon cut from the tail end. If using center-cut salmon, it will need to cure for 36 to 48 hours.
Crunchy Chili Chicken Wings
These wings are inspired by those served at Hawker Bar in Toronto. They can be fried ahead and reheated before saucing.
Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas
The ceviche and avocado can be prepared in advance, but wait to assemble them just before serving.
Spiced Devils On Horseback
These sweet, crunchy morsels can be made ahead and reheated in the oven.