Daily Archives April 21, 2015

scandinavian chicken with apricots

Scandinavian Chicken with Apricots

6 large chicken breast halves
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apricot brandy
1 (6 ounce) package dried apricots
    (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 tablespoons currants
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds

Remove skin from chicken breasts...

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russian easter bread

Russian Easter Bread (Kulich)

It is traditional to make the design XB meaning "Christ is risen" on top of each of these little towering loaves.

2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
3/4 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup cut-up mixed candied fruit
1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds

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chicken and pork afritada

Chicken and Pork Afritada

1 (2 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
1 pound pork, cut into 1 1/2 inch squares
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking oil
4 cloves crushed garlic
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 medium size tomato, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 small bay leaf
1 sprig oregano
1 bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
4 medium size potatoes, cut into 2-inch cubes
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 1/...

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fresh egg rolls

Fresh Egg Rolls (Fresh Lumpia – Philippine)

1/2 pound shrimp
1/4 pound pork, boiled for 15 minutes
1 can bamboo shoots or hearts of palm (optional)
Salt and pepper
10 lettuce leaves
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium size onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
fresh lumpia wrappers

De-vein shrimp and cut into small pieces. Cut pork into small pieces...

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corn griddle cakes

Corn Griddle Cakes

2 cups cornmeal
1/4 cup unbleached flour
1 package active dry yeast
2 teaspoons granulated sugar (optional)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1 pint milk
Maple syrup (optional)

In a mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Stir in milk until mixture is smooth. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Drop mixture by large spoonsful onto a hot, greased griddle...

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