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Rainbow Strap Cookies

Mar 29, 2016 • By  • 0 Comments • 10 Views
225 grams of unsalted room temperature butter
Three eggs, separated
130 grams of sugar
150 grams of almond paste
180 grams of self-raising flour
½ teaspoon salt
Food colouring to suit your preferences, (at least two colours)
100 grams of melted chocolate
One tablespoon of marmalade or jam
TNT Rainbow Sour Straps for decoration 
Line three rectangular cake tin with baking parchment or foil. The tins will need to be approximately 12 centimetres x 10 centimetres. Preheat the oven to 180Âșc. 
Whisk your egg whites until they form soft peaks. Slowly beat in 30 grams of the sugar and form stiff peaks. Allow the egg whites to chill while you prepare the remaining mixture. Use a paddle attachment to beat the remaining sugar and almost
paste until fully incorporated. Add in the butter and beat the mixture until fluffy and light. Add in the egg yolks, salt and flour and mix well. Fold in the chilled egg whites. 
Divide the mixture into separate bowls for each colour in the cookie. Three colours provide a good combo, and you can leave one bowl uncoloured for a white stripe to the cookie. If you want to make more layers, you will need additional cake tins and may need to increase the recipe quantities, but the cookies can be made in a similar way.
Use your food colouring to create the desired colour for each stripe in the cookie. Put each batter into a separate cake tin and bake for approximately eight to ten minutes. Allow all the cakes to cool in their pans. 
Assembling the Cookies: 
Spread a layer of marmalade on the top of one of the cakes. Use the baking parchment or foil to lift another cake out of the tin and invert it over the marmalade covered layer. Cover the top of this layer with the remaining marmalade and invert the remaining cake on top.
Cover the cake with foil and place a rectangular cake tin on top of the cake. Weigh the tin down with cans to allow the layers to compress. The cake should be chilled for a minimum of four hours.
After the cake has compressed, remove the weighted tin and foil, transferring it to a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Use half the melted chocolate to cover the top of the cake. Freeze the cake for ten to fifteen minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
Flip the cake over onto a layer of waxed paper and glaze the top with the remaining melted chocolate. Press the TNT Rainbow straps into the chocolate before chilling again to let the chocolate set. 
Once the cake has chilled, you can create your cookies. Cut the cake into six 5 centimetre strips. Cut each of these strips into cookies of your preferred thickness. Your cookies can now be stored in an airtight container. 

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Cameron ethan
Cameron ethan
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Recipes Crock Pot

Tasty Poultry Recipes You Make In Your Crockpot

May 22, 2012 • By  • • 26 Views
The recipes in this article allow you to have some tasty poultry entrees ready when you get home from your job, errands, busy days, or even when you are home all day but like the convenience of your cooker.  Choose from a Turkey Breast with Herbs  or Chicken Cacciatore.
1 (approx. 4 lb) turkey breast
1/8 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup fresh sage, minced
1/4 cup fresh tarragon, minced
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
Make a rubbing compound by mixing the butter, sage, tarragon, pepper, salt, and garlic together in a small bowl.  Using your hands, rub this compound all over the turkey breast.
Place the turkey in a crockpot or slowcooker and place lid on the cooker.  Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high setting 4 to 5 hours.
Remove the turkey from the cooker and place on a serving platter with elevated sides; set aside.
With the cooker on high setting, slowly whisk the cornstarch into the cooking liquid.  When the sauce is thickened and smooth, pour over the turkey, slice and serve.
Yield: 8 servings
1 tbsp olive or canola oil
3 lb skinless chicken breasts, thighs, and/or drumsticks
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 can (28-oz) crushed tomatoes in puree
1 lb white button mushrooms, halved
2 large yellow onions, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 pkg (16-oz) fettuccine, cooked and drained
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch skillet.  Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides.  Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, bell pepper and 1 cup of the chicken broth in a 6-quart slow cooker.  Add the chicken, turning to coat both sides.  Place the lid on the cooker and cook on low setting 7 to 8 hours until the chicken is cooked through.  Remove chicken and keep warm.
Stir the cornstarch into the remaining 1/2 cup of broth until smooth.  Stir the mixture into the cooker.  Cover and cook on high about 10 minutes until the mixture boils and has thickened.  Serve with the chicken and the fettuccine.
Yield: 6 servings.

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Linda Wilson
Linda Wilson
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How To Make Homemade Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Nov 19, 2009 • By  • • 1,134 Views
Every year, my husband and I enjoy planting a backyard garden and one of the things we plant is cabbage, as its easy to grow here in the Mid-Atlantic states. When it comes to harvesting time, we are left with numerous heads of cabbage just waiting for us to use them.

About 20 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me her recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls. At first I was a little intimidated with making them as I always seemed to rip the cabbage leaves...but then I figured out that I was not immersing them long enough in the boiling water to let them become soft and pliable. You will want to follow the instructions carefully if you want them to turn out correctly.

The recipe will make 6 individual servings. If you have any left-overs, you can freeze them in a freezer-safe plastic container for up to 3 months.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

1 beaten egg 
1/2 cup milk 
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 teaspoon table salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1 lb. lean ground pork 
3/4 cup white rice, fully cooked 
6 large cabbage leaves 
10 oz. can condensed tomato soup 
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, finely chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and black pepper until all ingredients have been well combined. Stir in the ground pork and cooked rice until all ingredients are mixed together.

Remove the center vein from the cabbage leaves keeping each leaf intact. Immerse the leaves in boiling water for about 3 minutes or until limp, then drain away the water. Place a 1/2 cup of the meat mixture on each leaf and fold in the sides. Starting at unfolded edge, roll up each leaf, making sure folded sides are included in the roll. Place each roll in a baking dish and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine together the condensed tomato soup, brown sugar and the lemon juice. Pour this sauce mixture over the cabbage rolls that are in your baking dish. 

Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 60 minutes or until they are done. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

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Shelly Hill
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Recipes Eggplant

Classic Turkish Recipe! Turkish Eggplant Dish (Karniyarik)

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Expert Author Sevgi B
Karniyarik literally means "split belly" in Turkish. This Turkish eggplant dish is one of the classic cuisines in Turkey. The combination of the spicy ground beef and creamy eggplant is very addicting. Its one of my favorite dishes growing up. I remember my mom making this dish throughout the year. I can still smell the roasting of the eggplant and spices coming from her kitchen. It makes me a bit nostalgic just thinking of it.
I did not attempt to make this dish for years, thinking it was an impossible feat. I mean, who can beat mom's cooking, right? After being on my own for so long, I was really craving this dish. One day, I decided to take it on. Although it was time consuming, it was well worth it!
If you are looking for an exotic eggplant recipe, this is the one to try!
Turkish Eggplant Dish (Karniyarik)
  • 5-6 Small-Medium Eggplants
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 2 T. Tomato Paste
  • 1 Small Onion, Diced
  • 1 T. Cooking Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tomato, Sliced
  • 5-6 Hot Green Chilli Peppers
  • Crusty Bread
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Peel the eggplants in strips (photo available on my website)
  • Salt the eggplants on both sides and set aside for about 30 minutes (This will help soak up extra moisture)
  • Run under cool water to wash off the excess salt. Squeeze out the remaining moisture, then pat dry with a paper towel
  • Add cooking oil to the pan and brown the eggplants on both sides until soft
  • Place the eggplants in a casserole dish and split the center with a knife. Set aside
  • Add cooking oil to a pan. Add the diced onions. Cook until translucent, then add the ground beef. Cook until the ground beef is cooked through, then add the remaining ingredients
  • Place the ground beef mixture in the eggplants
  • Top it off with the tomato and green chilli peppers
  • Place in the oven, uncovered
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes, or until done
To Serve:
This Turkish eggplant dish (Karniyarik) is so creamy, you don't even need a knife! All you need is a fork and some crusty bread for dipping. The eggplant seems to just melt in your mouth and the spices give it just the right amount of kick. I get hungry just thinking about it! It's traditionally served hot as-is or its paired with rice or a healthy side salad.
I usually serve this dish with Turkish rice. I have a great recipe on my website of how to make Turkish rice with toasted fideos. It goes great with this recipe!
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