Daily Archives April 5, 2015

swedish rye bread

Swedish Rye Bread (Limpa)

2 packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon aniseed or fennel seed, crushed
2 tablespoons finely shredded orange peel
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups medium rye flour
2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl...

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ginger cookies

Ginger Cookies (Pepparkakor ? Sweden)

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark molasses
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup boiling water
1 egg
3 cups flour

Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water. Mix all ingredients together. Roll thin. Cut dough with cookie cutter. Bake at 325 degrees F until light brown...

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ukrainian cheese paska

Ukrainian Cheese Paska

This rich unbaked cheese dessert mold is traditionally served in the Eastern Ukraine for Easter. It is molded in the shape of a pyramid representing a church dome.

2 pounds ricotta cheese
4 egg yolks
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chopped candied fruits (optional)
Raisins or naraschino cherries for g...

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1 package lumpia wrappers
5 medium bananas
1 can or jar jackfruit, drained
1 jar grated young coconut, undrained
1/8 teaspoon brown sugar for each turon

Cut banana in half, and cut each half into 3 pieces. Place on top of lumpia wrapper and top with 2 or 3 thin strips of jackfruit (to cover length of banana). Top jackfruit with coconut. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of sugar over top of fruit...

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hawaiian steak

Hawaiian Steak

Individual steaks, 1/2-inch thick or less
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pineapple slices
1 large can mushrooms

Punch both sides of each steak well with a fork, then marinate for 24 to 36 hours in a marinade made by soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and sugar.

Simmer steaks on a low fire for 10 minutes in the marinade...

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