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.



Americana Peanut Cheesecake

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

Americana Peanut Cheesecake

12 Servings

3/4 c Chopped roasted peanuts,div
2 T Chopped roasted peanuts,div
1 c Graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c Butter (or margarine),melted
2/3 c Creamy peanut butter
4 pk (3 ounces each) cream cheese
-softened
1 cn (14 ozs) sweetened condensed
1/3 c Lemon juice
1 t Vanilla extract
1 pk (4 ozs) whipped toppi,Frozen
-thawed

In small bowl, combine 3/4 cup chopped peanuts, graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture into bototom and 1″ up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate crust 20 minutes or until set. In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat softened cream cheese and peanut butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk and mix well. Add lemon juice and vanilla; blend well. Fold in whipped topping. Pour mixture into prepared crust; garnish top with remaining 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or until well chilled.



Artichoke Appetizer

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

Artichoke Appetizer

12 Servings

4 Eggs,beaten
1/2 lb Cheddar cheese,grated
12 oz Jars marinated artichokes
-cut up
Salt & pepper,To Taste
Dash of tabasco
3 Green onions,chopped fine
6 Soda crackers,crushed
1 Clove garlic,crushed

Saute’ onions and garlic in artichoke oil; then drain. Mix all
ingredients and spread in greased 8×8″ pan. Bake at 325 for 30 min.

Can be baked, frozen and re- heated.



Aunt Velma’s Shortbread

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

Aunt Velma’s Shortbread

1 c Butter
1/2 c Sugar,icing
2 1/2 c Flour,all purpose – sifted

Preheat oven to 350F. Place butter in bowl, should be at room temperature. Add icing sugar. Work together with hands. Add flour.

Keep working with hands till well mixed. Put the dough on a board and pat to 1/2″ thickness.

Cut in rectangles or fancy designs. Bake 20 – 25 minutes at 350F till light brown on edges.



Barbecued Butterflied Leg Of Lamb With Mint And Pocket Bread

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

Barbecued Butterflied Leg Of Lamb With Mint And Pocket Bread

9 Servings

1 Leg of lamb (5-6 lb)*
3/4 c Balsamic vinegar
1/3 c Mint jelly
1/3 c fresh mint leaves,Minced
Fresh mint sprigs (opt)
Salt
Pepper
Small pocket bread**

* – boned and trimmed of surface fat
** – or regular pocket bread, cut in half crosswise

1. Lay meat boned side up. Slash about halfway through thickest portions, as needed, and pull meat, patting cut edges down, to make the piece relatively even.

2. Place lamb in a 9×13″ pan. In a 1 1/2 quart pan over medium-high heat, stir vinegar with 1/3 cup mint jelly just until boiling. Stir in mint and pour evenly over lamb. Cover and chill 2 hours or up to a day. Turn meat over occasionally.

3. On fire grate in a barbecue, with a lid, ignite 50-60 charcoal briquets. When briquets are dotted with ash, in about 30 minutes, spread them into a single layer; scatter 10-12 more briquets over coals. Set grill 5-6″ above coals. Lift meat onto grill; reserve marinade. Put lid on barbecue and open vents.

4.Turn meat as needed to brown evenly; baste with marinade. Cook until thickest part of meat is done to your liking; for rare (140′ on a thermometer) in center of thickest part, allow about 40 minutes total. Thinner sections will be well done.

5. Transfer lamb to a platter and let rest 5-10 minutes. Garnish with mint sprigs. Slice meat thin. Season to taste with mint jelly, salt, and pepper. Eat with knife and fork or tuck into pocket bread.



Blarney Stones

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

Blarney Stones

6 Servings

4 Eggs
2 c Sugar
1/2 t Salt
2 t Vanilla
2 T Butter
1 c Milk,hot
2 c Cake flour
2 t Baking powder
Icing
Powdered sugar
Milk
Peanuts (or pecans)
– fine (or ground),Chopped

Melt butter in hot milk. Beat the eggs with a rotary
beater until light; beat in sugar, salt, vanilla and
butter mixture.

Sift flour and baking powder together; beat in quickly. Pour into a greased 13×9″ pan.

Pound the pan several times to remove any air bubbles. Bake
for 25-35 minutes at 350.

Cool the cake and cut in 4×1″ pieces. Cover all sides with icing made of powdered sugar and milk to your desired consistency.

Roll in nuts of choice.