The great thing about making pizza at home is that it’s easy to customize. In fact, everyone can make their own designer pizza, adding the ingredients that suit their tastes. Making the dough is a highlight as you get to be a part of the process of turning flour, water and yeast into a restaurant-worthy pizza crust. Set a date with the family to make pizza.
Yield: makes six 15 cm (6 inch) pizzas Preparation Time:About 2 hours
With signs of Spring popping out around us, making bread nests with eggs tucked inside is a perfect family activity for the long weekend. We like to use colourful shelled eggs from Vancouver Farmers’ Markets but any eggs will do. Did you know that the colour of the shell tells you the type of hen that laid the egg? Hen eggs with different coloured shells have the same nutrition inside. This recipe originally came from teacher Laura Clancy who made the nests with her kindergarten class. We have cooked up these nests with other classes and the precious results were taken home as gifts for family members.
Yield: 6 egg bread nests Preparation Time: About 4 hours in total (25 minutes for dough preparation, 2 one hour periods for dough to rise, 30 minutes to shape dough) Cooking Time: About 20 minutes
Who loves chocolate cake? Most of us do! This recipe of Chef Barb’s Mom is a delicious, spongy and moist chocolate cake that is easy to bake. We hope it becomes a family go-to-recipe for delicious and quick desserts at home.
Yield: 1x 20cm (8”) square cake
Preparation time: About 25 minutes
Baking Time: About 35 – 40 minutes @ 175 C (350 F)
Cornbread, warm from the oven, is a tasty treat. Serve alongside chili, soup or a glass of milk. If you don’t have buttermilk, no worries. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to milk, stir and let sit for 15 minutes.
Yield: One 20cm (8″) square pan or cast iron skillet Preparation time: About 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 – 25 minutes
Making pita is a wonderful thing. The feel of cool flour then sticky dough on your hands; the energy and repetition required for kneading the dough; the miracle of watching yeast raise the dough; the yeasty smell in the kitchen; and finally watching pita quickly puff up in the oven before your eyes. This Greek bread is a feast for your senses.
Yield: 12 pita bread Preparation Time: About 2 hours 15 minutes (including rising and resting times) Baking Time: 3 minutes @ 475 F