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Eggnog Donuts

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 3:05 PM
Subject: receipe for a special donut

> Hi! My name is Nancy.  When I was a teen--I had a recipe for
> Eggnog Donuts out of a magazine--I believe from Home and Garden 
> or Women's Day--anyways--I've lost it and they were the best.  
> Do you have this and can you e-mail it to me?  My boyfriend 
> and I would very much appreciate this.
>

Hi Nancy,

The recipe below is the only one I could find. Hope that's it.

Phaed

Eggnog Doughnuts

1 C. commercial sour cream
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1/3 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/3 C. all-purpose flour, divided
2 pkg. dry yeast
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 eggs
Vegetable oil
Eggnog Glaze

Combine eggnog, butter, sugar and salt in a small saucepan; 
place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until 
butter melts. Set aside and let cool to 105 to 115F.

Combine 2 cups flour, yeast and nutmeg; add warm eggnog 
mixture, and mix well. Add eggs and beat at low speed with 
an electric mixer 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly; 
beat at high speed an additional 3 minutes. Stir in remaining 
1 1/3 cups flour, mixing well. Place dough in a greased bowl,
turning to grease top. Cover and chill at least 2 to 3 hours.

Punch down dough, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. 
Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Roll to 1/3-inch thickness, and cut with a floured doughnut 
cutter. Place doughnuts several inches apart on a greased baking 
sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85F), free from 
drafts, about 45 to 50 minutes, until very light.

Heat 2 inches of oil in a large skillet to 375F. Add doughnuts, 
a few at a time, and fry 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until golden brown 
on both sides, turning once. Drain well on paper towels. While 
still warm, dip top of each in Eggnog Glaze. Yields about 2 dozen.

Eggnog Glaze
2 C. sifted confectioners' sugar
3 T. commercial eggnog
Dash of ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients, and mix until smooth. Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

English Muffins

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:32 AM
  Subject: English Muffins

 Dear People, 
 do you have an English Muffin recipe that 
 has Vinegar in it?  Thank you.

 Bob 

Hello Bob,

Is the below recipe the one you want?

Phaed

 English Muffins
             
 1 2/3 cup milk 
 2 1/2 tablespoons butter 
 1 package yeast 
 1 heaping tablespoon sugar 
 1/3 cup warm water 
 1 egg 
 2 teaspoons salt 
 1 tablespoon vinegar 
 5 cups unbleached flour 
 Cornmeal or bread crumbs 
 
 1.. Heat the milk and melt the butter in it. Cool. 
 2.. Combine the yeast, water, and sugar. Allow to 
 proof for a few minutes. 
 3.. Combine the cooled milk mixture with the yeast 
 mixture in large bowl. Add the egg, salt, and vinegar, 
 along with half the flour and mix at medium speed for 
 about 5 minutes. Add in remaining flour and mix well. 
 The mixture will be sticky. Cover and allow to rise in 
 draft-free area for 1 hour. 
 4.. Pour cornmeal or bread crumbs into a bowl. Grease two 
 baking sheets. Take approximately 1/2 cup of dough into 
 your hand and form a ball. Flatten and place in cornmeal, 
 turning once. Place muffin on the greased cookie sheet and 
 flatten to a 3-inch circle. Allow muffins to rise for about 
 8 minutes. 
 5.. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Place 
 the muffins on the griddle and cook 7 minutes on each side. 
 Allow to cool completely. Makes about 16 muffins.

Boiled Fruit Cake

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sean
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 4:53 AM
  Subject: boiled fruit cake 

  Hi  i hope you can help me my mum has lost an old recipe for 
  boiled fruit cake which includes vinegar and bicarbonate of 
  soda which you boil up with fruit e.t.c. in a pan .i would be 
  very greatful if you had this recipe
  thanks 

Hello Sean,

Below are three boiled fruitcake recipes with soda, but I cannot find even a single recipe that calls for vinegar. Sorry.

Phaed

  Boiled Fruit Cake.
  
  Ingredients :-

  1 lb of mixed fruit
  1 cup of water
  half pound of margarine
  half carton of cherries
  1 cup of brown sugar
  half teaspoon mixed spice
  half teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda
  two and a half cups of self raising flour
  2 eggs
  half teaspoon of baking powder

  Method :-

  1. Add all the ingredients above the line into a pan 
     and mix well.
  2. Boil the ingredients in the pan for 5 minutes.
  3. Allow to go cold.
  4. Add the ingredients below the line and mix well.
  5. Put in to a suitable cake tin ready for the oven.
  6. Bake at 325^ or gas mark 3 for two and a half hours.
  --------------------------------------------------------
  Boiled Fruitcake

  Ingredients     
  2 cups chopped dried mixed fruit 
  1 cup roughly chopped glace cherries 
  1/4 cup candied mixed citrus peel 
  1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
  1 1/2 cups white sugar 
  3/4 cup butter 
  1 cup milk 
  1 teaspoon mixed spice 
  1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  2 2/3 cups sifted self-rising flour 
  2 eggs 
   
   Directions     
  1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). 
    Line one 8x3 inch round cake tin with parchment paper. 
  2 In a medium saucepan, combine mixed fruit, cherries, 
  citrus peel, walnuts, sugar, butter, milk, mixed spice, 
  and baking soda. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  Let the mixture cool to room temperature. 
  3 Stir in flour and eggs. Pour into the prepared pan. 
  Wrap outside of pan with brown paper or newspaper. 
  4 Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 40 minutes, 
  then reduce temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), 
  and continue to baking cake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cake 
  from oven, and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, 
  then turn it out onto a cooling rack, remove paper, and 
  cool completely. Cake can be stored for up to 6 months 
  wrapped in foil and in an airtight tin. 
  ------------------------------------------
  Boiled Chocolate Fruit Cake 

  1 cup sugar
  2 beaten eggs
  4 ozs butter
  1 tsp lemon essence
  1 cup black tea
  1 1/2 cups flour
  1 Tbs cocoa
  1 tsp baking powder
  1 Tbs coffee essence or instant coffee
  1 tsp mixed spice
  2 cups mixed dried fruit
  1 tsp baking soda

  Boil sugar, butter, tea, coffee and fruit for 5 minutes, add soda
  and let cool. Add other ingredients and bake 1 hour in moderate
  oven. Ice with lemon butter icing when cold.

Blackberry Vinegar

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: andy 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 11:54 AM
  Subject: blackberry vinegar

  dear sir       
  could you let me have the recipe for blackberry vinegar

  many thanks    
  andy

Hello Andy,

No problem. See below

Phaed

  Blackberry Vinegar 
   
   Recipe By     : 
   Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
   Categories    : None
   
     Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
   --------  ------------  --------------------------------
        1/2   c            Blackberries
      1       c            Vinegar, white
   
          Soak the blackberries in the vinegar for 3 hours,
     then pass the mixture through a food mill.  Discard
     the seeds.          

Almond Joy Cookies

----- Original Message -----
From: kate
To: phaedrus
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:44 PM
Subject: cookie question

> i'm looking for a recipe of a chocolate cookie that is
> like a cake and it has a coconut filling like is found
> in an almond joy candy bar..HELP

Hi Kate,

If you can get a name for the cookies, I might be able to find the recipe, but I cannot locate it by your description. Below are a couple of "Almond Joy Cookies" recipes that I found while searching.

Phaed

Almond Joy Cookies

2 Squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cn Sweetened, condensed milk
3 c Sweetened, flaked coconut
1 ts Vanilla extract
pn Salt
Almonds for garnish

Heat in a double boiler, 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate, until chocolate is melted. 
Stir until mixture is smooth. Pour over a bowl containing 
3 cup of sweetened, flaked coconut. 
Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Mix well 
until coconut is completed coated. Drop on a cookie sheet 
which is line with parchment paper, by tspfuls. Press a whole 
almond into the top.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Check at 8 minutes, as 
bottoms of cookies brown quickly. Remove from oven, cool, remove from 
pan.
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Almond Joy Cookies
1/2 c Butter
3/4 c Sugar
3/4 c Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 t Vanilla
2 1/4 c Flour
1 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Salt
2 1/2 c Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 c Flaked Coconut
1 c Almonds, chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, 
and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the 
vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stir into 
the creamed mixture until well blended.
Finally, stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and 
almonds.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie 
sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. 
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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