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Caucasian Shashlik

March 26, 2015

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2 pounds boned lamb
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 garlic clove, minced
4 mushroom caps, to garnish

Cut lamb into 1 1/2-inch cubes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients, except mushrooms, in a bowl. Add lamb, and turn to coat cubes evenly. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain. Divide meat evenly and thread onto 4 skewers. Broil on a rack 4 inches from heat, until done to taste, turning often. Garnish with mushrooms, broiled. Makes 4 dinner servings.

Lulu-Kebabs

2 pounds lean ground lamb
3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces finely chopped onion

Combine all ingredients, except onion; mix well. Divide into 8 equal portions; form each portion into a sausage-shape. Thread 2 “sausages” on each of the 4 skewers. Broil on a rack about 4 inches from source of heat, 4 minutes on each side. Sprinkle onion over “sausages.” Return to broiler for an additional 2 minutes, or until cooked to taste. Makes 4 dinner servings.


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Tomato Aspic Salad

March 13, 2015

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Tomato Aspic Salad

4 cups tomato juice
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt
Dash cayenne
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 Tbsp. grated onion
2 envel. unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Crisp salad greens

Combine tomato juice and next 5 ingredients, in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let stand to soften. Add softened gelatin to tomato mixture; stir until dissolved. Strain mixture; add lemon juice. Pour into a 1-quart ring mold. Chill until set. Unmold on a serving plate and garnish with salad greens. If desired, fill center of ring with Golden Potato Salad (see Index J). Serves 6.

Cucumber Almond Salad

Combine 2 pared and thinly sliced cucumbers with 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl. Let stand about 15 minutes; drain.

Combine 1 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup slivered almonds, 1 Tbsp. onion and 1 1/2 tsp. lime juice in a small bowl. Pour sour cream mixture over cucumbers; toss to mix well. Serves 6.

Red Cabbage Slaw

1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. dill seeds
3/4 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
Few grains paprika
1/4 cup sour cream

Put the red and green cabbage in a bowl. Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in another bowl. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cabbage; toss to mix and chill. Serves 6 to 8.


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Tomato Aspic

March 12, 2015

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Ingredients

1 can (1qt. 14oz) tomato juice
12 whole black peppers
8 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 envelopes unflavoured gelatine

Directions

1. In medium saucepan, combine 5 cups tomato juice, peppers, cloves, bay leaves, and salt. Bring to boiling, reduce heat, then simmer 5 minutes.

2. Sprinkle gelatine over remaining tomato juice to soften. Add to hot mixture; stir until gelatine is dissolved. Remove from heat.

3. Strain mixture. Pour into 12 individual molds or 1 1/2 quart mold.

4. Refrigerate until firm – at least 3 hours.

5. To unmold: Run small spatula around edge of mold. Invert on serving plate, place a hot, damp dishcloth on bottom of mold, and shake gently to release. Garnish as desired – with sliced olives, green peppers, cucumber, or salad greens. Serve with mayonnaise.

Makes 8 servings.


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Cherry Cake

March 9, 2015

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It’s as easy as ABC…

A. Grease a 7-inch cake tin and line with greased greaseproof paper. Rinse cherries (see Quick Tip below). Cut each cherry in half. Sieve the flours and salt together twice then toss the cherries in a little of the flour. Cream butter, sugar and lemon rind together until the mixture is pale and creamy. Add beaten egg a little at a time, beating well after each addition and keeping the mixture stiff. Add a tablespoon of flour with last amount of egg. Fold in flour, cherries and ground almonds adding a little milk to make a fairly stiff dropping consistency; then stiff consistency will help cherries remain suspended evenly in cake while it is baking.

B. Turn mixture into prepared tin and bake in a moderate oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in centre of cake comes out clean.

C. Leave cake to cool in tin for 5 minutes then turn it out to a wire tray to finish cooling; remove paper. When cold, wrap in foil or store in an airtight tin.

Quick Tip
To remove the syrup from glacé cherries before using, put into a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain well and dry very throughly on absorbent kitchen paper.


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Chocolate Mousse

March 6, 2015

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Preparation time: 10 min.
Chilling time: 3 hrs. or overnight

This is probably one of the richest and smoothest chocolate mousses you will ever taste. It is also the easiest to make.

For 4 servings you will need:

6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate squares or bits
3 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
2 egg yolks
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
Chocolate-covered cookies for garnish

Preparation:

1. Combine the chocolate, orange juice and Kahlua in the top of a double boiler. Place over hot water and simmer until the chocolate melts. Set aside to cool.

2. Place the egg yolks and eggs in a blender container. Add the vanilla and sugar. Blend for 2min. at medium high speed.

3. Pour in the cream and blend for another 30 seconds.

4. Add the melted and cooled chocolate. Blend until smooth.

5. Pour into a bowl or individual serving cups. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hrs. or overnight. Garnish with chocolate-covered cookies and serve.

For 8 servings: Double the ingredients.


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Spicy Muffnuts

February 26, 2015

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Preparation time: 25 min.
Baking time: 25 to 30 min.
Oven temperature: 375°F

These little puffs taste like cake doughnuts but are as easy to make as a batch of muffins. After baking, you roll them in melted butter and then in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

For 12 muffnuts you will need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. each ground coriander and ground allspice, optional
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Tips: For variations, you can add 1/2 cup chopped nuts, raisins, dates or chocolate chips to the batter before filling muffin tins.

Preparation:

1. In large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, coriander and allspice, if used, and the 1/2 cup sugar.

2. Cut in shortening until mixture is coarsely crumbly. Beat egg and milk. Pour over dry ingredients. Stir just until flour is moistened.

3. Fill greased muffin pans 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 min. or until lightly browned.

4. Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup butter and place in small dish. Mix sugar and cinnamon.

5. Roll hot muffins in butter and then immediately serve in cinnamon-sugar. Serve hot.


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Cheesy Bread Sticks

February 24, 2015

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Preparation time: 30 min.
Rising time: 30 min.
Baking time: 25 to 30 min.
Oven temperature: 300°F

These bread sticks are a flavorful and crunchy addition to meals. If you wish, you can form them into words to suit the occasion, such as “Happy Birthday,” “Good Luck,” “Bon Voyage,” or “Congratulations.”

For 18 sticks you will need:
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup shredded cheese
3 to 3/12 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1 egg white beaten with 1 Tbsp. water
Sesame or poppy seeds
Coarse salt

Preparation:

1. Dissolve yeast with sugar in warm water. Let stand 5 min. Add oil. Add cheese.

2. Stir in 1 cup of the flour mixture and salt, mixing well. Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough is spongy.

3. Knead on lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and satiny. Cover. Let rest 5 min.

4. Shape dough into an 18-inch roll. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Let dough rest 5 min. longer.

5. Roll each piece into a bread stick, using your palms to stretch dough. Brush with egg white-water mixture.

6. Roll in sesame or poppy seeds. Place on greased baking sheets about 1-inch apart. Sprinkle with salt. Let rise about 30 min. until puffy.

7. Bake at 300°F for 25 to 30 min. until golden brown and crisp.

Good served with: Soups, stews or salads. Or with cocktails as a change from crackers.

Tips: Place seeds on waxed paper and roll breadsticks in them. This procedure will keep more seeds on the sticks and fewer on the baking sheets. Refrigerate bread sticks in airtight containers to preserve crispness. Heat before serving.


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