Daily Archives April 22, 2015

scandinavian christmas fruit bread

Scandinavian Christmas Fruit Bread (Julekage)

1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
3/4 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 egg
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup cut-up citron or mixed candied fruit
3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Butter or margarine, softened

Dissolve yeast in wa...

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russian easter dessert

Russian Easter Dessert (Pashka)

Russian Orthodox Christians created this dessert in celebration of Easter.

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups small-curd creamed cottage cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
1/4 cup finely chopped blanched almonds

Mix egg yolks and whipping...

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crispy pata

Crispy Pata

4 pig’s trotters
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon MSG
Oil for deep frying

Wash the pig’s trotters under running water and place in a large pan. Cover completely with cold water. Bring to a boil and season with salt, pepper and MSG. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, lower the heat and simmer gently until meat is cooked. Drain meat.

Heat the oil in another large p...

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garlic fried rice

Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups cold cooked rice

Heat oil in skillet until hot. Cook and stir garlic in oil over medium heat until golden brown; remove with slotted spoon and reserve. Add rice to remaining oil in skillet. Cook and stir until rice is hot, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic.

Yields 6 servings.

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aussie sausage rolls

Aussie Sausage Rolls

2 pounds ground lamb
2 eggs
6 slices crustless white bread
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup tomato paste
Salt and pepper

3 sheets puff pastry (11/2 packs Pepperidge Farms frozen sheets)
2 egg yolks
Sesame seeds, untoasted

Thaw puff pastry sheets to room temperature and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Make fresh bread crumbs by putting slices of bread through a ...

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