Whole Wheat Pizza

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

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Eggy Bread Egg Nests

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

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Jiffy Chocolate Cake

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)

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Maple Sticky Buns

Do you have a sweet tooth? This guide will walk you through making our finger-licking-good Maple Sticky Buns. Are you ready to fill your house with the sweet cinnamon aroma?

Yield: 8 sticky buns
Preparation Time: About 3.5 hours (including rising time)
Baking Time: About 35 minutes

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Double Corn Cornbread

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

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Pita Bread

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

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Soda Bread

Bread is “very satisfying” to make, our young chefs tell us. This whole wheat and oats soda bread is a wholesome, hearty bread , especially good made with BC local ingredients. Perfect any time of day.

Yield: 2 X 6-inch loaves
Preparation time: About 20 minutes
Baking Time: About 45 minutes

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