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Country Cooking Made Easy

    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Banana Nut Bread

    Ingredients
    2 cups flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    ¾ tsp. salt
    ½ cup shortening
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs, well beaten
    1 cup mashed bananas
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Apple-Oat Squares

    Ingredients
    ⅓ cup butter
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1 cup flour
    ½ tsp. baking soda
    ½ tsp. salt
    1 cup rolled oats
    2½ cups peeled, sliced tart apples
    2 Tbsp. butter
    ¼–⅓ cup sugar
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Apple Pan Cake

    Ingredients
    2 Tbsp. butter
    2 apples, quartered & thinly sliced
    ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
    ¼ tsp. cinnamon
    3 eggs
    ½ cup milk
    ½ cup flour
    ¼ tsp. salt
    1 Tbsp. brown sugar
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

    Already a rich dessert, this cheesecake is made even more delicious by the addition of chocolate and amaretto. As cheesecakes are egg-based, it is very important to cook at a low temperature and to store in the refrigerator.
    Crust
    Ingredients
    1¼ cups chocolate wafer crumbs or 1 cup graham wafer crumbs & ¼ cup cocoa
    2 Tbsp. sugar
    ¼ cup melted butter
    Filling
    Ingredients
    16 oz. cream cheese
    ½ cup sugar
    2 large eggs
    6 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted & cooled
    ½ tsp. almond extract
    1 tsp. vanilla
    ⅓ cup amaretto
    ⅔ cup sour cream
    Topping
    Ingredients
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Chocolate Mousse Torte

    This dessert is so rich that it will easily serve 12 chocolate-loving people.
    Ingredients
    Butter
    Fine bread crumbs
    6 oz. unsweetened chocolate
    2 oz. semisweet chocolate
    1 Tbsp. dry instant coffee
    ¼ cup boiling water
    8 eggs, separated
    ⅔ cup sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    ⅛ tsp. salt
    1 cup whipping cream, whipped
    Directions
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Danish Rice Dish

    This dish is traditionally served as part of a Danish Christmas dinner.
    Ingredients
    ¾ cup brown rice
    4 cups milk
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2 tsp. almond extract
    1½ Tbsp. sugar
    1 cup whipping cream
    1 cup ground almonds
    2 cups raspberries
    Directions
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Lemon Custard Pudding

    Ingredients
    ¾ cup sugar
    1 Tbsp. butter
    2 eggs, separated
    2 Tbsp. flour
    1 cup milk
    juice of 1 lemon
    Directions
    Cream sugar and butter together. Beat egg yolks and add to sugar-butter mixture. Mix in flour, milk and lemon juice. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Pour into small, buttered oven­proof dish. Place dish in pan containing ½ inch water. Bake at 325°F for about 50 minutes.
    Serves 2 to 3.
    —Ruth Henly
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Tiger Cake

    This cake combines with great success the flavors of chocolate and orange. It is a cake that can be made in a hurry and served simply sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.
    Ingredients
    ½ cup butter
    1 tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. vanilla
    1¼ cups sugar
    2 eggs
    2½ tsp. baking powder
    2 cups flour
    ⅔ cup milk
    1 oz. unsweetened chocolate or 3 Tbsp. cocoa
    2 Tbsp. grated orange rind
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Jersey Cream Pudding

    A light and fluffy pudding, this is delicious served with most fresh fruits.
    Ingredients
    2–3 eggs, separated
    3 cups milk
    ⅓ cup sugar
    ¼ tsp. salt
    2 heaping Tbsp. flour
    ¼ cup cream
    1 tsp. vanilla
    Nutmeg
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Chocolate Pudding

    Ingredients
    1 cup flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    ½ tsp. salt
    ¾ cup sugar
    6 Tbsp. cocoa
    ½ cup milk
    4 Tbsp. melted butter
    ½ tsp. vanilla
    1 cup brown sugar
    1¾ cups hot water
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Baba au Rhum

    Ingredients
    1 tsp. sugar
    1 envelope dry yeast
    ½ cup lukewarm water
    ¼ cup soft butter
    2 cups granulated sugar
    3 eggs
    ¼ tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. vanilla
    ½ tsp. grated lemon rind
    2–3 cups flour
    4 Tbsp. chopped red & green glazed cherries
    2 Tbsp. chopped light raisins
    ½ cup corn syrup
    2½ cups apricot nectar
    Grated rind of 1 orange
    1½ cups light rum
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Syllabub

    This old English dish is a frothy chilled dessert which separates into two layers.
    Ingredients
    2 egg whites
    ½ cup sugar
    Juice of ½ lemon
    1 cup whipping cream
    ½ cup white wine
    Directions
    Whip egg whites until stiff, then carefully fold in sugar and lemon juice. Whip cream until peaks form and fold this into the egg whites along with the wine. Pour into individual glasses and chill for 2 hours before serving.
    Serves 4.
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Streusel Squares

    Ingredients
    ½ cup butter
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 cup sour cream or buttermilk
    2 cups flour
    ¼ tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    ⅓ cup brown sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    ¼ cup chopped walnuts
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    These filled crescents have a rich, sour cream dough.
    Ingredients
    1 envelope dry yeast
    1 Tbsp. water
    2 cups flour
    ½ cup butter
    2 eggs, separated
    ½ cup sour cream
    Icing sugar
    1 cup finely chopped walnuts
    ½ cup sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Potica

    This is a traditional recipe for Yugoslavian Christmas bread.
    Bread
    Ingredients
    3½ cups flour
    1 pkg. yeast
    1 cup milk
    2 Tbsp. sugar
    2 Tbsp. butter
    1 tsp. salt
    1 egg
    Filling
    Ingredients
    2 cups finely ground walnuts
    1 egg, beaten
    ¼ cup brown sugar
    2 Tbsp. honey
    2 Tbsp. milk
    1 Tbsp. melted butter
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    ½ tsp. vanilla
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    English Muffins

    Ingredients
    1 cup milk
    2 Tbsp. sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    ¼ cup butter
    1 pkg. yeast
    1 cup warm water
    5½ cups flour
    Cornmeal
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Bread Pretzels

    Ingredients
    2 cups warm water
    1 Tbsp. dry yeast
    ½ tsp. sugar
    4½ cups whole wheat flour
    1 egg yolk, beaten
    Coarse salt
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    German Springerle Cookies

    Ingredients
    6 eggs
    3 cups sugar
    6 cups flour
    ¾ cup whole anise seed
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Boterkoek

    This is a well known and much loved traditional Dutch recipe.
    Ingredients
    1 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 tsp. almond extract
    2 cups flour
    Milk
    Slivered almonds
    Directions
    Daria Diachkovahar citeretfor 7 måneder siden
    Coconut Squares

    Ingredients
    3 eggs
    2 cups brown sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups coconut
    ½ cup chocolate chips
    ½ cup currants or raisins
    ½ cup chopped walnuts
    ½ cup wheat germ
    ½ cup flour
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