Almond Rocca

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Bars

Almond Rocca

6 Servings

1 c Pecans,chopped (we use
-chopped almonds on some
-batches)
3/4 c Brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c Butter (or margarine
-(butter)-makes it richer)
1/2 pk (6 oz size) semisweet
-chocolate chips. (1/2 cup)

Toffee: Butter square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Spread chopped nuts in pan.
Heat sugar and butter to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7 minutes (watch it real close the last minute or two). Immediately spread mixture evenly over nuts in pan. Sprinkle chocolate pieces over hot mixture; place a baking sheet over pan so contained heat will melt chocolate. Spread melted
chocolate over canndy. While hot, cut into 1 1/2 inch squares. Chill until firm.



Angel Food Candy

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Candies

Angel Food Candy

10 Servings

2 c Light Corn Syrup, Karo
2 c Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
4 t Baking Soda
4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Cut Up
12 oz Chocolate Chips,1 Pk
1/4 c Butter (Or Regular
-Margarine)
Paraffin,*

NOTE: The first 4-Oz of semi sweet chocolate is in the block style.
Also the chocolate chips should be semi-sweet. * The paraffin
should be a 2 1/2 X 3-inch piece that has been cut up.

Combine the corn syrup and brown sugar in a 4-quart heavy Dutch oven.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
Continue cooking the mixture until it reaches the hard crack stage
(300 degrees F) on the candy thermometer, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda being
careful as the mixture will foam up. Pour the mixture at once in to
a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. When cool, turn out of the pan.
Break into pieces using a meat mallet or wooden spoon. Combine the
semi-sweet chocolate pieces and the chocolate chips, butter and
paraffin wax in the top of a double boiler. Place over simmering
water, stirring until melted. Remove form the heat, but keep over
the hot water. Dip the candy into the chocolate using a large
cooking fork. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheets. Let stand
until chocolate is set. Store the candy in a cool place in covered
containers. If you wish, do not coat the candy with the chocolate
Candy can be stored for several months in the freezer.

Makes 3 pounds of candy.



Apple-Pecan Salad Filling For Cranberry Molds

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Side Dishes

Apple-Pecan Salad Filling For Cranberry Molds

16 Servings

2 c Apples, peeled/chopped
1 t Lemon juice
1/2 c Celery, thinly sliced
1 c Pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 c Mayonnaise
1/4 t Salt
1/2 c Heavy cream, whipped

1. Combine apples, lemon juice, celery, pecans, mayonnaise, and salt; stir to blend. Cover and refrigerate until about 1 hour before serving. Fold in whipping cream. Return salad to refrigerator until time to serve.

2. Makes sufficient salad to fill 2- 6-cup cranberry molds, with enough left over to surround mold with salad.



Apple-Pepper Jelly

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: condiments

Apple-Pepper Jelly

4 Servings

2 c Water
6 oz Frozen Apple Juice, Thawed
1 3/4 oz Powdered Fruit Pectin,1 Pk
3 3/4 c Sugar
1 Red Pepper, Crushed, To Taste
1/8 t Red Food Coloring

Stir the water, apple juice concentrate and pectin in a 3-quart saucepan, until the pectin is dissolved. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Add the sugar and red pepper then heat to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat and strain. Add the red food color.
Immediately pour into hot sterilized jars or glasses or freezer containers. Cover tightly and cool. Refrigerate no longer than 4 weeks or freeze no longer than 2 months. Serve with meat.

Makes 4 half pints of jelly.

GRAPE JELLY:

Substitute 1 can (6 oz) of frozen grape juice concentrate for the
apple juice concentrate. Omit the red pepper and food color.

TANGERINE JELLY:

Substitute 1 can (6 oz) frozen tangerine juice concentrate for the
apple juice concentrate. Omit red pepper and food color.



Apricot-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Side Dishes

Apricot-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

6 Servings

INGREDIENTS
14 Dried apricots,each cut into 3 strips
1/2 c Cranberry juice
12 oz Fresh (or thawed),Frozen
-cranberries
1/2 c Plus 1 tbsp. sugar
1 T Minced,pared, fresh ginger

Soak the dried apricots in the cranberry juice in a medium saucepan for ten minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir them well. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until the cranberries have popped and the syrup has thickened slightly – that should take about 5 minutes. Let the sauce cool to room temperature, then refrigerate it (covered) until it’s *cold*.

It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Transfer the sauce to a serving dish and serve while it’s still cold. The colder the better, so long as it isn’t frozen.



Apricot-Raisin Jam

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: condiments

Apricot-Raisin Jam

6 Servings

1/2 lb apricot halves, Dried
-coarsely, chopped
1 c Golden raisins
Juice and rind of 1,Grated
-lemon
1 c Orange juice
2 c Sugar

1. Place the apricots and raisins in a bowl and add water to cover. Cover the bowl tightly and let it stand overnight.

Drain the liquid into a large, heavy saucepan and chop the apricots coarsely. Add the apricots, raisins, lemon juice and rind, and orange juice to the pan, place over low heat, and bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add the sugar and continue cooking, stirring frequently until the mixture of fruit is very soft and the syrup sheets when dropped from the side of a spoon (220 degrees on a candy thermometer), 15 to 20 minutes.

Spoon the jam into sterilized half-pint jars. Seal the jars, process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes and cool.

Store in a cool, dark place.



Be Mine Buttermilk Cake

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Cakes

Be Mine Buttermilk Cake

-Truffle Cream
8 oz Bittersweet (not unsweetened or semisweet) chocolate,chopped
1/3 c Whipping cream
2 T butter,Unsalted room temperature
1/4 c Chambord (or other berry liquid)(such as creme de cassis)
-Cake
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
2 t Baking powder
1/2 t Baking soda
1/2 t Salt
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) butter,Unsalted room temperature
4 Large egg yolks
1 c Buttermilk
-Glaze
6 oz Bittersweet (not unsweetened or semisweet chocolate)
1/4 c Unsalted butter,cut into small pieces
1/4 c Light corn syrup
1/4 c Chambord (or other berry liquid)-Fresh raspberries (or strawberries)

For Truffle Cream: Stir chocolate cream and butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until chocolate and butter meld and mixture is smooth. Mix in Chambord. Let stand at room temperature till very thick and spreadable, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours.

For Cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Butter 9-inch heart-shaped pan with 1-1/4-inch-high sides. Dust with flour; tap out excess. Sift first 4 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer at high speed, beat sugar and butter in large bowl till fluffy. Add yolks 1 at a time, beating just to combine after each addition. Using rubber spatula, mix in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake cake till tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 mins. Turn out cake onto rack and cool. Cut cake horizontally in half. Place botttom layer of cake on plate. Spread truffle cream over. Arrange top layer over and press gently to adhere. Using spatula, smooth cream on sides of cake if necessary. Chill until set, at least 1 hour.

For Glaze: Stir chocolate and butter in heavy med. saucepan over lo heat till melted & smooth Remove from heat. Add corn syrup and liqueur & whisk till smooth. Let glaze stand till slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Place cake on rack set over baking sheet or large piece of foil. Pour glaze over cake, coating completely. Chill cake on rack till glaze is set, about 30 mins. Transfer cake to platter.

Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome & chill. (Bring to room temp before serving.)