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Honey Candy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy"
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 12:17 PM
Subject: Recipe

> Hi, I am looking for any candy recipes made with honey.
> Thanks, Judy

Hi Judy,

See below.


Honey  Candy

 Ingredients : 
 1 c. honey
 3/4 c. powdered milk
 1 c. rolled oats
 1/2 c. peanut butter
 1/2 c. chopped peanuts or other nuts
 1/2 c. raisins or dried fruit, if desired

 Preparation : 
   Boil honey 4 minutes, stirring to keep from burning.  Add powdered
 milk, oats, peanut butter, peanuts and dried fruit, raisins or
 chocolate chips, if desired.  Mix well and pour into buttered pan. 
 Cut into squares when cool.  Wrap in waxed paper.  
 Peanut  Butter  Candy

 Ingredients : 
 1 c. honey
 1 c. peanut butter
 1 1/2 c. non-instant dry milk

 Preparation : 
   Combine peanut butter and honey.  Mix in dry milk and knead until
 smooth. Pat into 8x8 inch baking dish and cut into squares. Serves 6.  
 Honey  Crunch  Candy

 Ingredients : 
 1/4 c. honey
 1/3 c. butter or margarine
 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. vanilla
 4 c. flaked whole grain cereal
 1 c. dry roasted peanuts

 Preparation : 
   Combine honey, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in 2-quart glass
 mix 'n pour bowl.  Microwave on high, uncovered 4 to 4 1/2 minutes
 or until mixture boils 2 minutes, stirring once.  Stir in vanilla,
 cereal and peanuts.  Drop by spoonsful onto waxed paper.  Cool until
 set.  Break into pieces.  
 Marble  Candy

 Ingredients : 
 1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
 1/2 c. peanut butter
 1 to 2 tbsp. honey
 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
 2 c. miniature marshmallows

 Preparation : 
    Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and honey in top of double
 boiler. Add nuts and miniature marshmallows and stir until melted. 
 Will be stiff.  Spread in buttered 8 inch pan.  Cool and cut.  16 to
 20 pieces. 

St. Nicholas Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mary
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 7:38 PM
Subject: fruitcake recipe

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,

I am visiting in the Philippines and wanted to make a fruitcake for my
mother-in-law. Of course, I didn't bring my recipe with me. 

The recipe is from one of the Silver Palate books--either the first or the
Good Times. I know that the word fruitcake does not appear in the name of
the recipe, but the recipe can be found under fruitcake in the index. The
name of the recipe might be St. Nicholas Cake. Ingredients include mostly
dates (8 cups?)and walnuts (8 cups?)and a small amt. of dried cherries, as
well as whole wheat flour, butter (3/4 c.?), 6 eggs, brown sugar, vanilla
and cream. There might be a few more ingredients, but I can't remember

I hope this is enough information. 

Thanks for your help,

Hello Mary,

We were very lucky to have found this one. See below.


 St. Nicholas Cake

Recipe By     : Silver Palate Goodtimes Cookbook
Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :1:45
Categories    : 
Cakes                            Desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- 
Preparation Method
--------  ------------  ---------------------
   8      cups          pitted whole dates (about 3 lbs)
   8      cups          walnut halves (about 1-3/4 lbs)
   1      cup           candied cherries (about 6 oz)
     1/2  cup           unbleached all- purpose flour
   6                    eggs -- separated,room temp
     3/4  cup           granulated sugar
     3/4  cup           dark brown sugar -- packed
   6      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- melted
   4 1/2  tablespoons   heavy or whipping cream
   2      tablespoons   vanilla extract
   2      teaspoons     grated orange zest
     1/2  teaspoon      almond extract
   1 1/2  cups          whole wheat flour
   2 1/2  teaspoons     baking powder

1.  Preheat oven to 325 deg. Butter three 9 x 5 x 3 in. loaf pans. 
Line the bottoms and sides with foil and butter the foil generously. 
2.Combine the dates, walnuts, and cherries in a very lg bowl or 
roasting pan. Sprinkle with the all-purpose flour and toss to coat 
well, separating the dates with your fingers. 
3.  Combine the egg yolks and the sugars in a lg mixer bowl; beat 
until light and fluffy. Beat in the butter, cream, vanilla, orange 
zest, and almond extract. Mix the whole-wheat flour and baking powder 
thoroughly in a small bowl; stir into the batter with a wooden spoon. 
4.  Beat the egg whites in another lg mixer bowl just until the peaks 
are stiff. Fold a quarter of the egg whites into the batter to lighten 
it, and then fold in the remaining. Pour the batter over the date mixture 
and mix well to coat all the fruit and nuts. Spoon into the prepared pans, 
dividing evenly and mounding the batter slightly in the pans. 
5.  Cover the pans with buttered aluminum foil. Bake 60 min.; remove the 
foil from the tops. Continue baking until the centers are firm to the touch, 
or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
6.  Cool the cakes in the pans on wire racks. Remove from the pans; wrap 
tightly in aluminum foil. The fruitcake can be eaten the next day or stored 
in a cool place up to 2 weeks.            
Makes 3 Cakes

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: marya 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 7:26 PM
  Subject: cranberry pumpkin bread

  okay, i've been looking for htis for a while now.  my mother used 
  to make cranberry pumpkin bread in the fall using fresh cranberries 
  and (i believe) libby's canned pumpkin.  she may have gotten the 
  recipe from Libby's but i really don't know.  i do know that it was 
  a dark color and that it contained baking soda because i would always 
  bite into unmixed lumps of it (ick!).  other than the baking soda, 
  this was my favorite of all my mom's recipes, and unfortunately she 
  passed when i was pretty young so i can't ask her.  can you help?


Hello Marya,

I found two, slightly different recipes. See below.


  Cranberry  Pumpkin  Bread

   Ingredients : 
   2 slightly beaten eggs
   2 c. sugar
   1/2 c. oil
   1 c. Libby's solid pack pumpkin
   2 1/4 c. flour
   1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
   1 tsp. baking soda
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1 c. chopped cranberries

   Preparation : 
     Combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin; mix well.  Combine flour,
   pie spice, soda and salt in large bowl, make well in center.  Pour
   pumpkin mixture into well, just stir until dry ingredients are
   moistened.  Stir in cranberries.  Spoon batter into 2 greased and
   floured 8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans.  Bake in moderate oven
   (350 degrees) for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes
   out clean.  Makes 2 loaves.  
   Pumpkin  Cranberry  Bread

   Ingredients : 
   2 slightly beaten eggs
   2 c. sugar
   1/2 c. oil
   1 c. Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin
   2 1/4 c. flour
   1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
   1 tbsp. baking soda
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1 c. chopped walnuts
   1 c. raisins (seedless)
   1 c. chopped cranberries

   Preparation : 
      Combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin.  MIX WELL.  Add flour, pie
   spice, soda and salt.  CONTINUE MIXING.  Add walnuts, raisins and
   cranberries.  Stir until dry ingredients are moist.  Spoon batter
   into 2 greased and floured 8 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch LOAF PANS.  Bake
   at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

Whip 'N Chill

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Stacy 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 2:33 PM
  Subject: Whip N Chill

  Hello - 

  My co-worker and I have been talking about Whip N Chill, which was made 
  about 20 years ago.  Do you have a recipe to make it, since it has been 
  taken off the market because none of the ingredients were natural??



Hello Stacy,

I couldn't find any copycat recipes for Whip 'N Chill. The ingredients were things like:

Propylene glycol monostearate, sodium casienate, acetylated monoglycerides, cellulose gum, hydroxylated lecithin, sodium silico aluminate and sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate. I think about half of those are also listed on our shampoo bottle.

The other thing that I found is that it may still be sold in Canada. Kraft still lists it on their Canadian product lists. I dunno where you live, but you might find some if you can drive across the border into Canada and visit a supermarket.



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lizzy
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 9:35 AM
  Subject: salt peter

  what is salt Peter 

Hello Lizzy,

It's more correctly "saltpetre", and it's also known as "nitre". Common saltpetre is a chemical salt called potassium nitrate. It's found in nature, sometimes in large quantities in underground deposits. Its main use has long been in the making of gunpowder. It's also used in glass-making and in fertilizer. In past times, it has been used as a medicine to treat various illnesses, but it's not an effective medicine. In fact, it's toxic in large quantities, due to it's effect as a heart depressant.



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