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Pineapple Alaskas

November 25, 2015


Cooking time: 2-3 mins.
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 6 ovenproof serving plates, cloth pastry bag with 1/4-inch plain nozzle (optional)
Oven temperature: 450-475°F
Oven position: center

For 6 servings you need:
1 raspberry-jam filled jelly roll
6 slices fresh or canned pineapple
1 quart vanilla ice cream

3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons currants
1-2 pieces candied angelica, about 1 1/2 inches in length*

*Soak in a little warm water; this makes it easier to cut into thin strips.

1. Cut the jelly roll into 6 slices and put onto the serving plates.

2. Top each slice with a pineapple slice (drain canned pineapple well).

3. Put a portion of ice cream in the center of the pineapple (make sure it is very firm and hard).

4. Cover with meringue as quickly as possible. To make the meringue beat the egg whites until very stiff then gradually beat in half the sugar and fold in the remainder.

5. Spoon or pipe over the ice cream, etc., and pile high to look like a miniature pineapple.

6. Press a few currants into the meringue to look like the ‘eyes’ and top with strips of angelica.

7. Put into 450-475°F. oven for 2-3 minutes only, until tipped with golden brown.

TO SERVE: As soon as possible after browning.

TO VARY: Soak the jelly roll with a little sherry, brandy, or kirsch before topping with pineapple.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd 1973

Taffy Apples

November 15, 2015


2 cups sugar
2 cups light corn syrup
2 bottles (1 3/4-oz size) cinnamon candies (1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon red food color
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 medium red applies (see Note)
6 wooden skewers

1. In medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and cinnamon candies with 1 cup cold water.

2. Over medium heat, stir constantly just until sugar and candies are dissolved. (Do not boil.)

3. Add food color and cinnamon; stir to mix well.

4. Bring syrup to boiling; continue cooking, without stirring, to 300F on candy thermometer.

5. Meanwhile, wash apples, and dry well. Remove stem from each; insert skewer partway in stem end, far enough to hold apple firmly.

6. Remove syrup from heat.

7. Working quickly, dip each apple ( holding by skewer) into syrup, to coat completely. Place, skewer end up, on well-greased cookies sheets, to let taffy harden. LEt stand at room temperature until serving.

Makes 6.

Note: Use ripe, red eating apples, such as McIntosh or Delicious.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Polynesian Tuna

November 12, 2015


1 (13-oz.) can pineapple tidbits
1 green pepper, cut in strips
1 chicken bouillon cube
1-1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 (7-oz.) cans tuna, drained
1 tablespoon butter
1 (5-oz.) can chow mein noodles, warmed in oven

Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Combine 1/2 cup syrup, pineapple, green pepper, bouillon cube and water. Simmer 5 min. Mix together sugar and cornstarch; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in pineapple mixture, cook until mixture thickens. Add tuna and butter; heat. Serve over noodles. Makes 6 servings.


Polynesian Tuna
Butter Peas
Fruit Salad in Orange Shells
Whole Wheat Muffins
Custard Pie

Early in the day prepare custard pie.

5:00PM   Prepare Fruit Salad in orange shells, chill
5:15   Prepare whole wheat muffins
5:25   Cook peas
6:00   Bon appetit! Enjoy your dinner!
After dinner serve custard pie.

© 1973 Marjon Promotions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cheesecake Cookies

November 6, 2015


Preparation time: 15 min.
Chilling time: 1 hr.
Baking time: 20 min. each sheet
Oven temperature: 350°F

Almost better than cheesecake, these tender buttery cookies have a soft cheese filling and a graham cracker coating for the crust.

For about 4 1/2 dozen cookies you will need:

1 cup butter or margarine
4 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 Tbsp. lemonjuice
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup fine graham cracker crumbs
Cheese filling (recipe follows)

Cheese Filling: Beat together until smooth 4 oz. cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind, 1 egg yolk and 1 Tbsp. half-and-half, milk our sour cream.


1. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add egg, lemon rind and lemon juice. Mix well.

2. Combine flour and baking powder. Add to first mixture and blend well. Cover. Chill for at least 1 hr.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in graham cracker crumbs. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets.

4. With finger make an indentation in center of each cookie. Fill with 1/2 teaspoonful of filling.

5. Bake at 350°F for about 20 min. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store airtight.

© MCMLXXXIV My Great Recipes. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Holland.

Pork and Herb Terrine

October 26, 2015


Preparation time: about 45 min.
Baking time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Oven temperature: 375°F
Chilling time 4 to 24 hrs.

Elegant, yet economical, this tasty chilled meatloaf can be served in little squares on crisp croutons as an appetizer, in a thick slice on lettuce as a main dish, or with mustard for picnic fare.

For 1 9-by-5-inch loaf or terrine you will need:
1 lb sliced bacon
1 lb. ground lean pork
1 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
1 Tbsp. dried tarragon leaves
1 tsp. each dried rosemary, oregano, thyme and marjoram leaves
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup dry sherry; optional
2 Tbsp. (2 pkgs.) unflavored gelatin
1 cup whipping cream
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 lb. boiled ham, diced 1/2-inch optional
1 bay leaf


1. Line by 9-by-5-inch loaf pan or terrine with bacon, overlapping slightly to cover pan. In skillet try remaining bacon (4 to 6 slices) until crisp. Remove and reserve. Pour out all but 2 Tbsp. fat.

2. Put pork into large mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. Add onion and garlic to bacon fat. Sauté 3 min., stirring. Lower heat. Add spinach and heat through.

4. Add to pork with herbs, seasonings, sherry, if used, gelatin, cream and eggs. Blend well.

5. Spread half the mixture into lined pan. Top with crumbled bacon and ham. Cover with remaining meat mixture, patting down well. Fold bacon lining the pan over the top. Center bay leaf on top.

6. Cover with foil, sealing well. Place in another pan. Add 1-inch boiling water.

7. Bake at 375°F for 1 hr. 45 min. until juices are no longer pink. Remove foil. Weight down. Cool and chill 4 to 24 hrs. before slicing.

MCMLXXXIV My Group Recipes, All Rights Reserved, Printed in Holland

Angel Food Cake

October 22, 2015


1 cup sifted cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup egg whites (7 or 8 medium-sized eggs)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups sugar

Set oven for moderately low, 325°. Sift flour, measure and sift 4 times more.

Add and stir salt into egg whites; whip until frothy. Sprinkle cream of tartar over egg whites and continue to whip until they hold soft, moist peaks. Fold in vanilla. Gradually beat sugar into egg whites, 2 tablespoons at a time. Sift a small amount of the flour over egg mixture and gently fold in; continue until all flour is added. Turn into an ungreased 9-inch tube pan. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done. Invert pan; allow to cool completely in this position. Loosen cake from side and tube of pan with a spatula. Frost, if desired, with Pastel Frosting, see below or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.


Combine 1/3 cup tart jelly (plum, currant or grape), 1 egg white and few grains salt in the top of a double boiler. Whip with a rotary beater until mixed. Put over boiling water and continue to beat constantly for 3 minutes or until frosting stands in peaks. Cool and spread on cake. Frosts a 9-inch tube cake.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co. Inc., New York. © Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York

Broccoli with Deviled Eggs

October 9, 2015


1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli or 2 packages frozen broccoli
4 hard cooked eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Wash broccoli, cut off large leaves and a thin slice of the lower stalk. If stalks are thick, slice lengthwise – almost to the flowerets. Place in a skilled, add 1 inch boiling, salted water and cook uncovered for 5 minutes; cover, and simmer 5 minutes longer. Do not overcook – broccoli should be slightly crisp and a bright green color.

Cut off upper 1/3 of egg white. Scoop out yolks and mash together with the cut-off whites. Blend in mayonnaise, mustard, onion salt and pepper. Garnish with paprika.

Combine marinade ingredients. Arrange eggs and broccoli on a platter. Pour marinade over broccoli, refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 30 min.

Approximate calories per serving… 250

NOTE: This versatile dish can be used as a vegetable, an appetizer, or a salad.

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

© 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, NY


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