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Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Peanut Butter Smoothie

Featured recipe on Back to School Day TV episode.

Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup peanut butter, creamy or smooth

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put everything into a blender and blend for a couple of minutes, until smooth
  2. And this next part should be really, really obvious: put in a glass and drink.

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FINLANDIA LEMON SHORTBREAD

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FINLANDIA LEMON SHORTBREAD

These lemon shortbread made with Finlandia butter and only 3 other ingredients are ridiculous – and I mean that in the most delicious way possible.

Makes an 8x8 pan

 INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup Finlandia Salted Butter, cold and cut into cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Put flour, sugar, salt and lemon zest in the bowl of a processor and pulse 3 or 4 times to mix
  3. Add butter and continue to pulse until still crumbly, but you’re able to squeeze a handful together and it will stick
  4. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper – enough so it sticks a couple inches past the sides, and press dough evenly into pan
  5. Lightly score with a knife into the size cookies you want when it’s done
  6. Bake 45-55 minutes or until just starting to get brown around the edges
  7. Remove from oven, and use parchment to remove cookie block from pan
  8. Cut through score lines to separate cookies, then place on a cooling rack and wait
  9. And if you can wait more than 3 or 4 minutes…you’re better than me
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Whiskey Apple Donut

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Whiskey Apple Donut

Of course to celebrate National World Whiskey Day you can always drink some whiskey - or you could put in into whipped cream and spoon some on top of a pan fried donut with sautéed apples. We’re going with the latter.

Makes 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored & diced small
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 glazed donut, sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat non-stick pan- melt 1 tablespoon butter and add apples, cooking just to soften
  2. Add sugar to the apples, mix until sugar melts then add pinch of salt and stir in 1 tablespoon whiskey, cook out the alcohol- about a minute, set aside
  3. Put cream, sugar and 1 tablespoon whiskey in a mixer or large bowl and beat until soft peaks form- You can DEFINITELY over beat whipping cream, so be careful
  4. In a separate non-stick pan- melt a little butter and place the donut cut-side down until  lightly toasted
  5. Plate the donut, cooked side up, add some whipped cream and top with apples & finally a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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Butter Tarts

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Butter Tarts

The quintessential Canadian dessert? Yes or no, it’s still crazy delicious… eh.  

Makes approximately 12

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pre-made pie crusts, rolled out to approximately 14 inches in diameter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened Finlandia butter*
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • Pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cut pie dough into 3 ½ inch circles, and fit into cups in amuffin pan
  3. Put remaining ingredients in a bowl, except pecans and mix very well to combine – then stir in pecans
  4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way full and bake approximately 20 minutes
  5. Let them cool in the pan about 10 minutes before carefully removing and eating…if you can wait the 10 min

WATCH HOW EASY THEY ARE TO MAKE...

*Finlandia Butter can be found at Vons, Albertsons and Safeway. Finlandia Cheeses are also available, in Southern California at Costco and other fine retailers.



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Finlandia Napoleons

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Finlandia Napoleons

Wait till you see how easy and crazy delicious these are. Made with #Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • Finlandia Sweet Lemon Creamy Gourmet Cheese*
  • Raspberry jam
  • Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Roll out a defrosted sheet of puff pastry to make it approximately 30% larger, and poke all over with a fork 

  3. Then cut into 2” x 3” rectangles, place on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown,15-20 minutes - remove and let cool
  4. Using Finlandia Sweet Lemon Creamy Gourmet Cheese spread a 1/8” inch layer on one rectangle, top with another rectangle, add another layer of cheese and finally a layer of raspberry jam – 
  5. To serve, add a final dusting of powdered sugar.

*Finlandia Butter can be found at Vons, Albertsons and Safeway. Finlandia Cheeses are also available, in Southern California at Costco and other fine retailers.


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