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Baked Rice Pudding

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Linda 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2003 5:59 PM
  Subject: rice pudding, etc....

  First issue:  I read James Michner's book "The Novel" and in the 
  first chapter, if I recall correctly, he describes  an old Pennsylvania 
  Deutsche recipe for a baked rice pudding used in Lancaster Co., PA   
  It still sounds marvelous to think about....the pudding is baked for 
  hours and is stirred at 15 minute intervals during the last half of 
  the baking time, in order to develop a ribbon of caramel throughout 
  the pudding

  I have searched the web and can't find quite the same recipe as described 
  in the book...can you help me.
  Thank you kindly,

  --- Linda 

Hello Linda,

Of course, the "Pennsylvania Dutch" are really of German descent. I found a review of Michener's "The Novel" wherein it was stated that Michener said that to insure the accuracy of the Pennsylvania Dutch culture in his book, he visited a Pennsylvania Dutch home in which he was fed a German rice pudding. So, I searched everywhere for a Pennsylvania Dutch or a German baked rice pudding recipe in which the pudding was stirred in the last half of baking.

I had no luck at all. All of the Pennsylvania Dutch and the German baked rice pudding recipes that I found, both on the Internet and off, were just like all the other baked rice pudding recipes, in that they were all stirred a lot in the first hour of cooking to keep the rice from sinking to the bottom. None were stirred during the last part of cooking and none mentioned a ribbon of caramel through the pudding. The recipe below is the very closest that I could find.


  Baked Rice Pudding 

  4 cup Milk 
  1/2 cup Short (or Long) Grain Rice 
  1/4 tsp Salt 
  1/2 tsp Nutmeg (or Cinnamon) 
  2/3 cup Sugar 
  1/2 cup Raisins (optional)

  In a casserole dish, or a large bowl, add rice, salt, nutmeg, and sugar 
  to the milk. Preheat oven to 300 degrees celcius. Bake for one hour and 
  then remove and stir in raisins. Return to oven to bake for two more hours. 
  Allow to cool. Raisins can be omitted, but mixture still needs to be stirred 
  once after first hour. Cinnamon can replace nutmeg which produces a tasty 
  sweet scab of a crust on top of the pudding.

Bisquick Cream Cheese Ring

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Debbie
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2003 6:38 PM
  Subject: Bisquick Cream cheese ring pastry

  I had a recipe a long time ago that was made with bisquick, 
  cream cheese and rolled like a jelly ring.  I have searched 
  hi and low looking for it and can't find it on the net.   
  Have you ever heard of this recipe?  Debbie 

Hi Debbie,

Could this be it?


  Honey  Brunch  Ring

   Ingredients : 
   2 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
   1/2 c. sugar
   2 tbsp. orange rind or juice
   1/3 c. nuts (optional)
   2 c. Bisquick mix
   Honey for glaze

   Preparation : 
     Blend well cream cheese and sugar together.  Stir in with the
   cream cheese and sugar the orange rind or juice.  Prepare Bisquick
   mix according to package directions for biscuits.  Roll Bisquick
   into 12 x 18 inch oblong shape.  Spread cheese mixture on dough. 
   Roll up, starting at the wide side.  Place on foil on baking sheet. 
   Form into a ring on baking sheet.  With shears make 3/4 inch cuts
   through ring at 1 inch intervals, turning each cut section on its
   side.  Bake at 350 or 375 degrees 12 to 15 minutes.  Glaze with
   honey and bake 4 or 5 minutes more.  

Dove Rolls

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Becky 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:58 PM
  Subject: Recipe

  Hi!  I am looking for a recipe for Yeast Dove Rolls. I think it was in 
  sunset magazine 10 years ago or more.  
  The rolls are twisted in a knot to resemble a dove. The beak is an almond 
  and currents are the eyes.
  Thank you

Hi Becky,

See below.


  Holiday Dove Rolls Recipe
  4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  1/2 cup sugar
  1 teaspoon salt
  2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  1 package rapid rise yeast
  1/2 cup water
  1/2 cup milk
  1/4 cup reduced fat margarine
  3/4 cup egg substitute
  12 almonds
  24 raisins

  Combine 3 3/4 cups of the flour, sugar, salt, lemon peel and yeast. 
  Heat water, milk and butter until hot to touch and stir into dry mixture. 
  Beat in 1/2-cup egg substitute and enough of the remaining flour to make 
  soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface for 8-10 minutes or until 
  smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise for 10 minutes.

  Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll one piece into a 10-inch rope that is 
  slightly thicker on each end. Tie a knot in the center of the rope to 
  form the dove's body. Flatten the lower end to form the dove's tail and 
  make 2 cuts in it with a sharp knife to resemble feathers. Shape the other 
  end into a round shape for the dove's head. Repeat with remaining pieces 
  of dough. Make a small cut in the front of each head and insert the wide 
  end of the almond to form a beak. Make two additional cuts on the sides 
  of the head and insert raisins to form eyes.

  Place completed doves on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray 
  and let rise until doubled or about 45 minutes. Lightly beat the remaining 
  1/4-cup egg substitute and brush on rolls. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 
  minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.

  Makes 12 Servings
  Serving Size: 1 roll

"Noah" ("Walk With The Lion")

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dielma
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 8:27 AM
  Subject: Sinatra Song

  Hi: I am interest to know where I can find the music for Noa's Ark, 
  a song that Sinatra had record long time ago and does not matter 
  where I look I can not find the music. Thank You Dielma.

Hello Dielma,

I'd like to help, but I'm not having much luck finding the sheet music. You do want the sheet music? Arranged for.... what - piano?

That song's correct name is just "Noah". It was also called "Walk With the Lion." It was written by Joe Raposo and recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1973. Joe Raposo is the same guy who wrote music for "Sesame Street" and for "the Muppet Show". (It's Not Easy Bein' Green) I could not find the music for "Noah" on the Internet.

You might try going to a music store and looking in their sheet music catalog. Ask them to order the song "Noah" by Joe Raposo for you. The lyrics are below.


  NOAH (Walk With the Lion)

  (Written by Joe Raposo)
  Recorded by Frank Sinatra
   - (From the album:  Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back
     Originally released:  October, 1973)

  The world's a tiny blue-green ark
  Afloat in darkest space.
  And every creature lives his time 
  And knows his special place
  And each of us is Noah 
  With a life all in our care
  To keep against the darkness 
  That's flooding everywhere

  We've got to walk with the lion,
  Soar with the eagle,
  Sing with the nightingale 
  And live in love and peace.

  The times have made us fearful
  And our fears have brought the tears
  The loneliness and darkness 
  Have grown bitter with the years
  But a light is just beyond us
  and the children almost see
  A world that we've forgotten 
  And the world they want to be

  When we walk with the lion,
  Soar with the eagle,
  Sing with the nightingale
  And live in love and peace.

  The ark is getting crowded now 
  And each of us must know
  When everything is finished here 
  There's no where else to go.
  The beasts are here to bless us 
  And the faith is in their eyes
  That we can find the garden 
  And see that sweet dawn rise

  And we can walk with the lion,
  Soar with the eagle,
  Sing with the nightingale
  and live in love and peace.

  We've got to walk with the lion,
  Soar with the eagle,
  Sing with the nightingale
  And live in love and peace. 

DSS Remote Control

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mary
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 4:28 PM
  Subject: dss remote control and manual

  dear sir:  i need to know if you can find me some where to go 
  and find a remote control and a manual...the serial no: 545543501 
  and the model no.: DRD112NW ...thanking you, i am ...mary

Hi Mary,

You can get both at this website:

New Remote Control.Com



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