Daily Archives April 30, 2015

swedish brown beans

Swedish Brown Beans (Bruna B?nor)

Swedish brown beans can be found in Scandinavian markets and some of the large supermarkets.

2 1/2 cups water
1/2 pound dried Swedish brown beans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt

Heat water and beans to boiling in Dutch oven; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.

Add enough water to cover beans if necessary...

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finnish cranberry whip

Finnish Cranberry Whip (Vatkattu Marjapuuro)

2 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
Dash of salt
1/3 cup farina

Heat cranberries in 1 1/2 cups water to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered until berries pop, about 8 minutes.

Press cranberries through sieve to remove skins. return juice to saucepan. Add sugar, 1 cup water and the salt; heat to boiling.

Add farina ...

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russian black bread

Russian Black Bread

4 cups rye flour
2 cups whole bran cereal
2 envelopes dry yeast
2 tablespoons caraway seeds, crushed
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 to 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 (1 ounce square) unsweetened chocolat...

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indonesian spareribs

Indonesian Spareribs

3 pounds spareribs
3/4 teaspoon hickory smoked salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon coriander seed, crushed
1 tablespoon cumin seed, crushed
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1 teaspoon MSG
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lime or lemon juice

Cut spareribs into serving-size pieces. Place on rack in shallow pan...

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masi samoa

Masi Samoa

2 cups (4 sticks) butter or margarine
4 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
2 cans coconut milk
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 pounds all-purpose flour
10 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, coconut milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Add flour and baking powder to the mixture...

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