Monday, April 13, 2015

A Canadian recipe to celebrate Corner Gas Day

Did you ever see the delightful Canadian sitcom Corner Gas, set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan? No? It was a tad obscure! Anyway, it was great fun. The series wrapped up six years ago today, and the premier of Saskatchewan declared 13 April 'Corner Gas Day'.

When we were in Canada in late 2008 (oh, Canada!) we discovered a couple of local 'delicacies'. One was poutine (a heart attack on a plate – French fries, cheese curd and gravy  no recipe required, surely!) and another was the hot breakfast sandwich at Tim Hortons. Here in Australia a biscuit is a cookie, but in Canada it seems it is a type of scone/muffin featuring cornmeal. Having become a bit addicted to them while there, I searched for a recipe when we returned ...

Corn Biscuits

1 cup of wholemeal flour
0.5 cup of cornmeal (also known as polenta)
pinch of salt
pepper, to taste
0.5 teaspoon of baking soda
1.5 teaspoon of baking powder
0.75 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients. Add the egg well beaten. Mix thoroughly and stir in the milk and butter. Put into greased muffin pans and bake at 180 degrees C for about fifteen minutes.

To make a breakfast sandwich a bit like the ones we enjoyed in Canada, sandwich together corn biscuits (as above), sausage patties or bacon strips, and a fried egg. Mmmmm.

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