Famous Recipes

Famous and not so famous recipes – who are you to decide? Who am I to decide?

Famous Recipes – Tea Sandwiches

Famous Recipes – Tea Sandwiches
       
      Metric Ingredient Imperial
      1 loaf dense white bread, thinly sliced 1
      250 ml whipped cream cheese 1 cup
      50 ml fresh dill 1/4 cup
      1 large cucumber, sliced paper thin 1
      16 radishes, trimmed & sliced paper thin 16
      – salt & pepper to taste –
      – fresh dill for garnish –

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      Directions
      Cut bread slices in half diagonally.
      In a bowl combine cream cheese and dill. Spread each bread slice with cream cheese. Top half of the slices with cucumber and half with radish. Season with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with fresh dill.

      Serves 8
    

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July 26, 2006 Posted by | Breads, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Lunch, Recipes, Sandwiches | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Great Grits

Famous Recipes – Great Grits

a.. 3 cups milk
a.. 1 cups water
a.. 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided (do not substitute margarine)
a.. 1 cup regular grits (do not use quick or instant)
a.. 1 teaspoon salt
a.. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
a.. 4 ounces baby Swiss cheese, chopped in pieces
a.. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (see note)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch or 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Bring milk, water and 1/2 cup of the butter just to a boil. Whisk in the grits and reduce the heat to low. Cook uncovered until thick, whisking frequently, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add the salt and pepper. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and the Swiss cheese and stir until melted. Pour the grits in the baking dish and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top. Cooking time will vary slightly, depending on the size of the baking dish.

a.. Yields about 8 servings.

Note: For best results, use freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese from Italy, rather than pre-grated canned Parmesan cheese.

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Breakfast, Famous Recipes, Recipes | Leave a comment

Apple Coffee Cake with Apple Vanilla Icing

Apple Coffee Cake with Apple Vanilla Icing

This cake is just right for brunch, but is also a nice addition to any fall menu.

  a.. 1 cup butter, room temperature
  b.. 1 cup sugar
  c.. 3 eggs
  d.. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  e.. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  f.. 1 teaspoon salt
  g.. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  h.. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  i.. 1 carton (8 ounces) sour cream
  j.. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  k.. 1-1/2 cups chopped, peeled apples
  l.. 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  m.. 3/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Cream the butter on medium speed of mixer. Gradually add the sugar, mixing well. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture. Add the sour cream and vanilla, mixing well. Batter will be thick. Use a spoon to stir in the apples, coconut and pecans. Spoon into the prepared pan.

Bake about 45 minutes, until a wooden pick or cake tester comes out clean. Do not over-bake. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and invert onto a wire rack. Drizzle with icing while the cake is still slightly warm.

Apple Vanilla Icing: Combine 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons apple juice and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in a small bowl. Stir until smooth and drizzle over the coffee cake.

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Cake Recipes, Coffee Cake, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Recipes | Leave a comment