Daily Archives April 15, 2015

swedish raisin rye bread

Swedish Raisin Rye Bread

36 ounces (or more) seedless raisins
5 cups warm water (105 degrees F)
6 tablespoons yeast
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup dark molasses
9 tablespoons shortening
2 tablespoons salt
4 to 5 cups medium rye flour
10 cups white flour

Soak raisins in cool water overnight. Dissolve yeast in water. Beat brown sugar, molasses, salt and shortening. Add yeast mixture...

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potato dumplings

Potato Dumplings

This is a Scandinavian dish. The savory dumplings are excellent with almost any meat main course, and they offer a new alternative to more traditional side dishes. Serves 6 to 8.

4 cups shredded raw potatoes
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 to 3 quarts beef, ham or chicken broth
16 (1/2 inch) cubes cooked ham
Melted butter
Chopped parsley

Place potatoes in a strainer...

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russian beet soup

Russian Beet Soup (Borscht )

6 cups water
1/2 cup dried navy beans
1 pound beef boneless chuck, tip or
    round, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 smoked pork hock
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed beef broth
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 medium beets, cooked
2 medium onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 cups shredded cabbage
2 teaspoons dill seed or 1 sprig d...

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indonesian chicken breasts

Indonesian Chicken Breasts

You can make this with whole chicken breasts or with boneless ones. The advantage of the boneless is that they are lower in fat and easy to slice and work well on a serving platter. The advantage of the whole ones is that they have more flavor.

1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons best quality curry powder
1/4 cup shre...

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pumpkin soup

Pumpkin Soup

2 pounds pumpkin, peeled
2 onions, chopped
6 cups stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup light cream
Chopped parsley

Cut pumpkin into 1/2-inch cubes, removing seeds and fiber. Place in a saucepan with the onions, stock and seasoning. Cook over low heat until pumpkin is soft, about 1 hour.

Pur?e pumpkin in blender. Return to saucepan.

Combine flou...

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