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Garlic Sauce

On 30 Dec 2005 at 18:41, sara wrote:

> hi!
> so, i need a recipe for garlic sauce (i think that's
> the name) from michigan.  Al Rashee resturant in Royal
> Oak serves it, and so does LaSheesh.  There both
> arabic resturants.  I'm totally addicted to it and i
> can't find a recipe anywhere, and believe me, I've
> looked. 
> 
> if you can find it, me and my husband will be very
> grateful.
> we live in California and can't go to either
> resturant.
> 
> sara

Hello Sara,

I cannot find any recipes from either of these restaurants. There is a recipe for Arabic garlic sauce here:

Go Mideast

Phaed


Bishop Whipple Pudding

On 1 Jan 2006 at 11:07, Shannon wrote:

> Can you help me find the recipe for Bishop Whipple Pudding?
> 
> My aunt used to make this and lost the recipe. It includes a
> date-like cake with nuts. The cake is then crumbled and brandy 
> is poured over it. It is then stored for awhile. When it is 
> dished out it is served with whipped cream on top. 
> 
> Thanks for your help!
> 
> Shannon

Hello Shannon,

I cannot find but two Bishop Whipple Pudding recipes, and neither of them calls for brandy. See below.

Phaed

Bishop Whipple Pudding Recipe 

ingredients
1 cup chopped nuts--pecans best
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup sugar
2-3 cup flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder

 instructions
To prepare this Bishop Whipple Pudding Recipe, first mix as cake, 
except beat whites and yolks together and bake in biscuit pan. 
Break in pieces while hot and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve cold with whipped cream
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Bishop Whipple Pudding

In small bowl of mixer thoroughly beat 2
eggs with 1/2 cup sugar. Sift 2/3 cup all-purpose
flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder over
one 8-ounce package dates, diced, and 1 cup
broken pecans.
Stir to coat thoroughly, then fold
into first mixture. Turn into greased 9-inch
square pan, lightly floured, and bake at 325
degrees 30 minutes, or just until done. Cut in
squares while warm and remove from pan.
Serve topped with sweetened, flavored whipped
cream. 

Blancmange

On 1 Jan 2006 at 23:13, Naseem wrote:

> Hi.  I am looking for a recipe for blancmange, a desert that my family
>  used to make when I was a child and we lived in Ireland.  I have
> never had  it, or heard of it in the states, so I am unsure of
> whethere or not is it made  commonly here.  I have found several
> recipes online for it but they call  for regular milk, which is a
> different recipe, or contain flavorings like  coconut or chocolate,
> while mine is fruit flavored.  I believe the two main ingredients are
> fruit flavored jello and condensed or evaporated milk.  I read on the
> website where it said you were not interested in recipes containing 
> jello, exceptions being unusual names or those that were european. 
> This is  both, so I hope it is an acceptable request!  The reason I
> said that I am  not sure if it is evaporated or condensed milk is that
> my aunt when trying to  recall, said it contained evaporated, but when
> I attempted it, it did not come  out well, so I have a feeling that
> perhaps evaporated milk is condensed/vice  versa over there.  As I
> remember, it was not cooked, only blended, and the  end product was a
> fruit mousse.  Thank you very much for your help and a  happy new year
> to you!
> 
> Naseem
> 

Hello Naseem,

Well, although there may be a recipe somewhere for blancmange that has jello for an ingredient, blancmange traditionally is made with rice, cornstarch, or unflavored gelatin as a thickener. See below for some recipes. "Blancmange" means "white food", and it was originally made with ground almonds. Phaed

This one's adapted by Chef Leslie Mansfield from a recipe by Thomas Jeffersons. It's in her cookbook:
"The Lewis & Clark Cookbook  Historic Recipes from the Corps of Discovery and Jefferson's America", 
by Leslie Mansfield. Celestial Arts, 2002."

Almond Blancmange with Strawberries

1 c. finely ground almonds
1 1/4 c. water
4 tsp. powdered gelatin
1/3 c. cold water
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1 c. milk
1 c. heavy cream
2 c. whole fresh strawberries

Lightly oil a 6-cup ring mold and wipe out the excess oil. In a small bowl, stir together the 
ground almonds and 1 1/4 c. water. Let stand one hour.

Place a colander in a large bowl. Lay a damp tea towel in the colander. Pour the almond mixture 
into the center of the towel, allowing the liquid to strain through the bowl. Bring up the sides 
of the towel and twist around the almonds, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. Discard the 
almonds. (I found them already ground at Trader Joe's, and also saved the strained mixture for 
making muffins.  MT)

In a small bowl, soften the gelatin in the 1/3 c. water. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the almond liquid, sugar and almond extract. Bring the mixture to a boil, 
then remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the softened gelatin. Pour the mixture into 
a large bowl and place it in a larger bowl of ice.

In the same saucepan, bring the milk to a boil over medium heat. Stir the scalded milk into the 
almond mixture. Continue to stir until completely cool. 

Whip the cream until stiff, then gently fold into the cooled almond mixture. Pour into the prepared 
mold, cover with plastic wrap, and chill overnight. To serve, dip the bottom of the mold in hot water 
for a moment to loosen the blancmange from the mold. Invert onto a serving plate and carefully remove 
the mold. Fill the center with the strawberries.
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Blancmange

1/2 cup sugar 
6 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
4 cups milk 
2 well-beaten eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in the top of a double boiler.
Gradually add the milk while stirring well. Place the mixture over
boiling water and stir constantly for 8 to 12 minutes, when it should
begin to thicken. Cover and continueto cook for about 10 minutes more.
Stir 1 cup of this thickened mixture, slowly, into the eggs. Return it 
to the milk mixture and continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring
constantly. Do not overcook. 
Remove from heat, and when slightly cooled by gentle stirring, add the
vanilla. Stir the mixture very gently into the molds. Cool for about 
30 minutes at room temperature and for 1 to 2 hours refrigerated for
successful unmolding of individual molds. Larger molds will take 6 to 
12 hours. 
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Blancmange - The Traditional Recipe

2 1/2 cups heaviest possible sweet cream
1 cup blanched almonds, ground finely
3/4 cup sugar
2 packages unflavored gelatin
3 egg whites, beaten stiff
1 tsp. each rose water and almond extract
pinch of salt
strawberries or strawberry jam for serving

Over the almonds pour 1 1/2 cups of cold water, cover and let
stand for 3 - 4 hours. Strain the liquid through a
cheesecloth, pressing as hard as possible to extract all
of the liquids. Discard the ground nuts and reserve the
almond milk.

In a saucepan combine the cream and sugar and scald,
stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted.

Soak the gelatin in  cup of cold water and then dissolve
this in the hot cream mixture. Set aside to col for 
hour. Add the rose water and almond extract, mixing well.
When the mixture begins to set, fold in the salt and egg
whites and transfer to a 2 quart (2 liter) well buttered
ring mold and chill until well set. Unmold and fill with
strawberries or strawberry jam. Serves 6.

Food for the Gods

On 1 Jan 2006 at 22:58, Alice wrote:

> Hi,
> Recently I was introduce a date candy. It is a Philippine food called
> Food of the God, It was wrapped in a different color cellophane, bite
> size. dark brown with a small amount of nuts. The ingredient I can
> come up with is dates, nuts, malaises, I had searched for several
> years and can't find the recipe.  Please help me find this recipe.
> 
> Thank you,
> Alice
> 

Hello Alice,

There are many variations of this recipe. See below for two.

Phaed

Food For The Gods

Ingredients:    
1 cup flour (sifted)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (sifted)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (sifted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 whole eggs
1 cup fresh walnut (chopped roughly)
1/4 cup dates (chopped roughly)
1 bar butter (preferably Anchor brand)

Procedure:    
Melt butter and mix white and brown sugar.
Dredge dates in flour.
Add eggs to butter mixture one at a time.
Add dates and walnuts.
Mix flour and dredged dates.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
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Food for the Gods 

8 oz walnuts, chopped
8 oz pitted dates, chopped
1 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c butter
2 eggs
1/3 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp honey (heaping tablespoons)
1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream butter, with eggs, sugar and brown sugar. Add all purpose flour, baking soda. 
Add walnuts, dates, honey. Pour into 9" x 13" pan, lined with foil. Bake 350F for 15 
minutes. Then turn to 325F for another 30 minutes.

Cold Peach Soup

On 30 Dec 2005 at 0:10, Dawn wrote:

> On July 4th,2004,  we took a cruise out of Boston, MA. on the 
> Norwegian Majesty to Bermuda.
> 
> One evening they served the most wonderful cold peach soup.  Is it 
> possible that you can come up with this recipe?                     
>      Thank  you, 
>              Dawn
> 

Hello Dawn,

I can give you cold peach soup recipes, but not the one from the cruise ship. See below.

Phaed

Cold Peach Soup
(makes 6 servings)

4 large ripe peaches, about 2 pounds (960 g), peeled, pitted, and chopped 
1/2 of a 10-ounce (150 g) cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and chopped 
1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh orange juice 
1/4 cup (60 ml) dry white wine or unsweetened apple juice 
 dash cayenne pepper 
 spoonable sugar substitute to taste 
1/4 cup (58 g) fat-free sour cream 
 snipped fresh chives for garnish 

1. In a food processor or blender, puree the peaches and melon until
smooth. With the food processor running, add the orange juice, wine, 
and cayenne pepper through the feed tube. Continue to process until
smooth. 
2. Transfer mixture to a nonreactive bowl. Taste and add a teaspoon 
or two of spoonable sugar substitute, if needed, to sweeten to taste.
Cover and chill for at least 3 hours before serving. 
3. To serve, stir well and ladle into 6 small soup bowls. Top each
serving with a small dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chives. 
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Peach Soup Recipe 

This is best with fresh juicy peaches. Chill 2-3 hours. 

2 1/2-3  cups sliced peaches, fresh ripe or thawed frozen  
2  tablespoons sugar (or to taste)  
2  tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt or sour cream  
1  cup water  
1  cup orange juice  
1  dash ground cinnamon  

Add all the ingredients to the container of an electric blender. 
Process until smooth. 
Chill for 2-3 hours before serving. 

4 servings
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Cold Peach Soup Recipe

1 (16  ounce) bag frozen peaches, thawed  
3/4  cup pineapple juice  
1/2  cup orange juice  
3  tablespoons sugar  
1/2  cup sour cream  
1/2  cup half-and-half  
1/4  cup white wine  
1  tablespoon lemon juice  
1/4  teaspoon cinnamon  
 freshly cracked pepper  

8 servings 
  
Put peaches in blender, reserving 1/4 Celsius. 
Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend until pureed. 
Dice remaining peaches, and stir into soup. 
Chill until time to serve. 
Top with freshly cracked pepper. 

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