Daily Archives April 9, 2015

candied walnuts with cream

Candied Walnuts with Cream (Nueces Caramelizadas con Nata – Spain)

1 cup walnut pieces
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cook walnuts and 1/3 cup sugar in skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and walnuts are coated...

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portuguese sweet bread

Portuguese Sweet Bread (P?o D?ce)

This is truly a melt-in-your-mouth bread.

2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl...

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avocado cream soup

Avocado Cream Soup (Sopa de Aguacate)

3 large ripe avocados, peeled, halved, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
6 cups chicken stock, fresh or canned
1/4 cup pale dry sherry (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon round white pepper
3 corn tortillas, quartered and fried until crisp

Pur?e the diced avocados in 3 batches, combining 1/3 of the dice and 1/2 cup of cream at a time in a blender container...

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pastel de choclo

Pastel de choclo (Chilean Corn Pie)

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 cup raisins
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 hardboiled eggs, sliced
2 packages frozen corn
Confectioners’ sugar

Brown ground beef. Add onion, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper and raisins. Cook slowly until brown. Place in buttered casserole. Arrange egg slices on top of meat...

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danish fruit pudding

Danish Fruit Pudding

1 pound strawberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Clean berries and rinse in a colander. Drain well. Mash with sugar and bring to a quick boil. Thin cornstarch with water and pour into hot strawberries, stirring constantly. Bring to another quick boil and remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and chill...

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