Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding recipe: In a warm bowl work 1/4 cup butter with a wooden spoon until it is creamy. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or a few seeds scraped from a split vanilla bean. Continue to cream the mixture until it is fluffy. Work in 6 egg yolks, one at a time. Melt 1/4 pound bitter chocolate over hot water. Add it to the creamed mixture with 3 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch. Fold in 5 egg…

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French Crumb Cake

French Crumb Cake Recipe: Scald 1cup milk or equal parts of milk and cream. Add 2/3 cup sweet butter, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix well. Cool the mixture, stirring occasionally to prevent a film from forming over the surface. Dissolve 2 yeast cakes in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. Stir in 1 tablespoon grated orange zest. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition. Stir in the milk and butter mixture. Add gradually about 4 1/2 cups twice-sifted cake…

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Simple Lemon Soufflé

This simple lemon soufflé is the lightest and most refreshing of all cold soufflés. Ingredients required: 6 eggs, separated. 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar. Finely grated rind and juice of 3 lemons. 27.5 (5 1/2 tsp) powdered gelatin. 60 ml (4tbsp) water. Decoration: 150 ml (1/4 pint) double cream. 10 ml (2 tsp) caster sugar. Finely grated lemon rind. Method: Prepare a 15 cm (6 inch), 6 cm (2 1/2 inch) deep, soufflé dish. Whisk the egg yolks, caster sugar and lemon rind in…

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Pithiviers

Pithiviers. Yield: 8 slices Ingredients: 1 Quantity of puff pastry. Filling 50 g (2 oz) unsalted butter. 100 g(4 oz) icing sugar (sifted). 2 Egg yolks. 30 ml (2 tbsp) rum. 100 g (4 oz) ground almonds. Glaze 1 Egg. 10 ml (2 tsp) icing sugar (sifted). Method: Cut the pastry into two equal pieces. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface to a square, a little larger than 25 cm (10 inches). Cut a 25 cm (10 inch) round from each piece…

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Unbaked cheesecake

Unbaked cheesecake. Yield: Enough for 3 persons. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooling time: 3 hours. Ingredients: 1 Chocolate swiss roll, sliced. 100 g nuts, coarsely chopped. 500 ml (2 cups) of ready toffee custard. 1 can (385g) condensed milk. 125 ml (½ cup) lemon juice. 1 container (230 g or 250 g) cottage cheese. 6 glacé green figs, coarsely cut. Method: Pack the slices of chocolate swiss roll in a pie dish. Sprinkle with half of the nuts. Pour the custard over the cake layer…

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Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

Chocolate Eclairs Recipe: Line two large baking sheets with non-stick baking paper, cutting it to fit neatly. Put the choux pastry into a piping bag fitted with with a 1 cm (1/2 inch) plain nozzle. Pipe the choux pastry on to the lined baking sheets in short straight lines, 9 cm (3 1/2 inches) long, cutting the choux pastry cleanly  away with a small knife. Bake at 200°C (425°F) mark 7 for 20-35 minutes until well risen, golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven…

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Wedding Cake Recipe

Wedding Cake Recipe: Preparation Time:15 Min. Cook Time:50 Min. Cooking Method:Bake. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups oil. 3 eggs, well beaten (use mixer). 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. 1 tsp baking soda. 1 can(s) crushed pineapple with juice (8 ounce size). 1 1/2 cups chopped bananas. 1 c chopped apples, peeled and cored. 3/4 cup flaked coconut. 3/4 cup chopped nuts. Wedding Cake Frosting: 1 pkg cream cheese (8 ounce size).…

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Walnut Layer Cake With Frosting

List of ingredients required: 4 eggs 4 oz (115g) caster sugar 4 oz (115g) plain flour 1 level teaspoon baking powder 5 oz (150g) walnuts, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 oz (25g) butter, melted Frosting: 12 oz (350g) caster sugar 2 egg whites 4 tablespoons hot water 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence 8 walnut halves Preheat oven to 180C (350F, gas mark 4) Directions: 1. Grease three 7 inch (180mm) sandwich tins. 2. Line the base of each tin.…

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Yeast

What is yeast? Yeast is a single-celled microorganism that is virtually living all around us. As with all living organisms, it needs water and nutrition to grow. If it does not grow, it remains idle. In suspended animation, it is light enough to be blown by the wind.In this sense, it can act like a kind of seed. If there is water and nutrition where it lands, it will grow, reproduce and continue the cycle. Yeast has been exploited by humans for thousands of years…

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Swiss Roll

List of ingredients required: 3 oz (75g) plain flour Pinch of salt 3 eggs 3 oz (75g) castor sugar 1 tablespoon hot water Jam Preheat oven to 220C (425F, gas mark 7) Directions: 1. Grease a 12 inch by 8 inch swiss roll tin and line with greaseproof paper. 2. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. 3. Whisk the eggs and caster sugar in a large bowl placed over hot water until the mixture is pale. 4. Remove the mixture from the heat.…

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