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June 11, 2018

12 Manicotti pasta shells
1 1/2 pounds Ricotta cheese
1/2 pound Mozarella cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 teaspoons sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
32-ounce jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta 4 minutes in salted boiling water; gently drain and remove (do not overcook – shells will fall apart). Mix Ricotta, Mozzarella, parsley, sugar, egg. 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; fill shells with this mixture. Brown meat with remaining salt and pepper. Drain off excess fat and add garlic, spaghetti sauce and water; simmer 5 minutes. Cool. Pour 1/2 sauce mixture in baking pan; top with filled shells. Pour remaining sauce over all. Wrap and freeze. Serving day: Heat in 400° oven until sauce bubbles – 45 to 55 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan; heat 5 minutes longer.

NOTE: If not freezing, bake manicotti about 30 minutes in all.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 1 1/4 HR.

Approximate calories per serving…550

Orange Ambrosia

© 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y.


Vitello Tonnato (Veal with tunny fish sauce)

June 8, 2018

Preparation time: 30 minutes plus ovenight to marinate
Cooking time: 1 hour
To serve: 6

You will need
1 1/2 lb. boned leg of veal
1 small carrot and onion, quartered
1 stick, celery
4 peppercorns
1 level teaspoon salt
2 oz. tunny fish in oil
4 anchovy fillets
about 1/4 pint (U.S. 5/8 cup) olive oil
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Garnish: capers, gherkins, radishes

Have the butcher tie the meat in a roll. Put meat into a saucepan, with a veal bone if possible, the vegetables, peppercorns, salt, and water just to cover. Bring to the boil, cover, and simmer until tender, about 1 hour. Remove meat and cool. Meanwhile with a wooden spoon mash tunny fish, anchovy fillets and 1 tablespoon of oil thoroughly together, then stir in the egg yolks and pepper. Press all through a sieve into a small basin; add the lemon juice. Stir in the oil little by little, beating thoroughly after each addition, until the sauce has consistency of thin cream. Slice the meat, arrange in a shallow dish and coat completely with sauce. Cover closely and leave overnight. Garnish and serve cold, alone or with potato and beetroot salad.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968

Dadar Gulung (Sweet Omelet)

June 1, 2018

4 serving

You will need

3 1/2 oz. desiccated coconut
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 oz. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
food coloring (red or green powder)
2 teaspoons oil or butter

Make the filling: Mix the coconut, appx. 2/3 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a pan. You can also add a little salt, if desired. Cook until water is reduced.

Put the flour, milk, egg and food coloring in a bowl, mix well. Salt to taste (about 1/4 teaspoons). Brush pan with oil and heat. Add enough egg mixture for a thin crêpe. Repeat.

Place the filling into the crêpe, then roll up as shown in the photograph.

©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Tokyo 1973

Puding Lechie (Lychee Pudding)

May 29, 2018

10 servings

You will need
2 agar-agars
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups water from canned lychee
little food coloring (red)
3 cups water
vanilla extract

Prepare the (B) ingredients
4 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 agar-agars
4 egg yolks
15 tablespoons sweet milk
1 1/4 cups sugar
vanilla extract

Mix the aga-agar [sic], sugar, water of lychee and 3 cups water very well. Bring to a boil. Add food coloring and lychee. Moisten a cake mold, then pour the mixture into it. Let it cool.

Mix the water, sugar and agar-agar well, and add the egg yolks. Bring to a boil. Add the milk a little at a time. Pour (B) into a mold and cool.

Usually this pudding is eaten with ice and orange or strawberry syrup.

Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 1973

Cheddar Mousse

May 21, 2018

Cooking time: 10 mins.
Preparation time: 25 mins.
Main cooking utensils: saucepan, 5-in. soufflé dish

For 4 people you need:
Cheese sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons made mustard
little cayenne pepper
1 envelope gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
3 tablespoons boiling water
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites

cucumber fans
parsley sprig

1. Prepare the soufflé case by tying a wide band of double wax paper around the outside so it extends above the rip for 2-3 inches.

2. Make the cheese sauce as Card 21.

3. Add the tomato paste, mustard, and cayenne pepper.

4. Soften the gelatin in the cold water, dissolve in the boiling water.

5. Add the egg yolks and dissolved gelatin to the cheese sauce, stirring over gentle heat until it thickens.

6. Cool, stir occasionally, and, when almost set, fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.

7. Pour into the prepared soufflé case.

8. Set in a cool place.

TO SERVE: Remove paper carefully, drawing it back and helping it with the blade of a knife. Garnish with cucumber fans(see photograph) and a sprig of parsley, and serve with a salad.

Serve instead of a dessert or as a light luncheon dish.

TO VARY: Omit the tomato paste.
TO STORE: In a refrigerator.

Cheese sauce: Heat butter or margarine in a pan. Remove from heat. Stir in flour. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring well until dry. Remove from heat. Gradually blend in liquid. Bring to boil, stirring well, and season. Add grated cheese to the very hot sauce. Cook gently for 1-2 minutes only.

PRINTED IN CANADA. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn, Ltd. 1967

Wedding Cake

May 18, 2018

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening (12 tablespoons)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
5 stiff-beaten egg whites
Wedding Cake Frosting (see Recipe Card 19-H)
Flaked coconut
Food coloring

For bottom and middle layers: Cream first 3 ingredients. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk; beat after each addition. Fold in egg whites. Bake in greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan in 350° oven about 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove. Cool. Prepare recipe two more times; bake and cool as above.

For top layer: Halve above recipe, except use 3 egg whites. Spread in greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake and cool as above. Cover all cakes; let stand overnight to firm.

Prepare two recipes Wedding Cake Frosting. Thin 4 cups frosting with 2 tablespoons water; thinly frost all layers to set crumbs.

Place two 13×9-inch cakes with long sides together on serving tray; frost seam. Mark position for middle layer atop center of bottom layer. Sprinkle marked area with coconut; top with remaining 13×9-inch cake. Likewise, mark position for top layer; sprinkle with coconut. Top with 9×5-inch cake. Dry 1 hour.

Tint 1/2 cup of the remaining frosting with food coloring; cover. Set aside 3 1/2 cups white frosting; cover. With remaining frosting, repeat frosting cake; smooth with wet knife. Using reserved white frosting and No. 30 decorator tube, pipe rosettes around base of each layer. With same tube, pipe shells atop edge of each layer. Using tinted frosting and No. 5 tube, place dot between alternate shells. Let dry. Before serving, top with fresh flower arrangement. Serves 45.

(From Card 19-H) Wedding Cake Frosting

In large mixer bowl blend 1 cup shortening, 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, and dash salt. Beat in 3 pounds sifted powdered sugar alternately with 3/4 cup water. Beat till frosting is smooth. Blend in additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary to thin the frosting to spreading consistency.

© Meredith Corporation, MCMLXXIX. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Nasi Kuning (Yellow Boiled Rice)

May 14, 2018

4 servings

You will need
2 lbs. 3 oz. rice
8 oz. coconut (desiccated)
5/12 cups water
OR fresh thin coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon MSG
2 dried Salam leaves
1 dried Sereh leaf
2 dried Jeruk leaves

8 lettuce leaves
4 sheets omelet
1 cucumber, sliced
8 fresh chili pepper
8 shrimps, cooked
little IKAN TERI (fried small fish)
1 tomato basquette
1 bunch of broccoli
little sliced pimento
crisp-fried onion

NASI KUNING is usually served on the occasion o celebrating, birthdays, graduations, etc.

This dish is prepared exactly the same as ordinary rice, (use coconut milk instead of water), mixed well with turmeric, salt, MSG, Salam, Sereh, and Jeruk. If you used a rice-cooker it will take about 15 minutes longer than usual.

You can use almost anything to decorate the NASI KUNING. In Indonesia the following are often used:
Thin Omelet: Beat 4 eggs lightly. Season with a little salt and MSG to taste. Brush the fry pan with oil and heat pan, pour in enough egg mixture for omelet. Fry over low heat for 2 minutes. Repeat. Cut into 1/2-inch width.

Shrimps: See recipe 3 of UDANG RICA-RICA.

IKAN TERI: Sun-dried small fishes. Deep-fry and drain.

Crisp-fried Onion: Slice onions and deep crisp-fry. Stir continuously until well browned. Drain.

©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Tokyo 1973