Friday, June 26, 2009

Recipes galore, as heard on CFCW

Listeners to 790 CFCW's radio morning show are familiar with the Recipe of the Morning contest, in which on-air personalities Sharon Mallon and Danny Hooper share a tasty-sounding submission from one lucky fan. 

And for the second time in less than a year, my husband sent in a recipe that was selected as the must-try meal of the day. Whoot!

Below are each of his winning submissions......


June 26, 2009 - 
BANANA CAKE WITH PEANUT BUTTER ICING 
 
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. mashed very ripe bananas
1 c. buttermilk, room temperature
2/3 c. shortening, room temperature
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla

Icing:
 
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. chunky peanut butter

- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

- In separate bowl, combine bananas and buttermilk. Set aside.

- Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Beat in vanilla alternately.

- Add flour and banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

- Spread in greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool and frost.  Serves 20.


October 31, 2008 - 
Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Crust (originally from a Reader's Digest magazine)
 
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 rib of celery, sliced
2 lbs lean ground chicken, beef, or lamb
1 cup chicken or beef stock
1 tin (796ml) plum tomatoes, pureed with juices
2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
dash of Tabasco
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn
salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Potato Topping:

2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tbsp orange or apple juice
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 tbsp butter (optional)
1 tsp salt (or more!) to taste
1 tsp paprika

- Cook sweet potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 15-20 minutes or until very tender. Drain well, then mash with orange or apple juice, honey, and butter. Add salt and pepper. Let cool.

- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep skillet and add onions and garlic. Cook 5 minutes until tender and fragrant. Add carrot and celery and cook a few more minutes until tender.

- Add ground meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook well, and then add stock, tomatoes, Worchestershire, and Tabasco for 20 minutes until thick.

- Remove from heat, and add peas, corn, and salt and pepper to taste.

- Spread meat mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread sweet potato mixture on top. Dust top with paprika.

- Place pan on a larger baking dish (to catch any spills) and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until brown and bubbling.

Enjoy!

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