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German Roasted Almonds

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 7:05 AM
Subject: Recipe

Hi im Larry

Im looking for a recipe that is called 
German Roasted Almonds.


Hello Larry,

See Below.


German Roasted Almonds

1 lb almonds
1 egg white 
1 Tbs water
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 275 F.
Beat egg white or sub and water.
Add almonds, and mix well.
In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
Add almonds to sugar mixture, and mix well.
Spread out almonds on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 275 F for 45 minutes, turning pieces every 15 minutes. 

Rulle Polse

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 1:19 PM

> Do you have a receipe for Rullepulse. Thanks -Chuck

Hello Chuck,

See below. See also:


Danish Sandwich

Blazing Hot Wok


Rulle Polse (Norwegian Meat Roll)

2-1/2 lbs. flanks of beef 
3 T. minced onion
1 lb. beef 
1 T. pepper
1/2 lb. pork 
1 T. ginger
1/4 lb. finely ground beef 
4 T. salt
1/4 lb. finely ground pork

Trim all fat and sinews from flank. Flatten on a board. Rub in part of dry
seasoning. Add the remainder and the onion to the ground meat. Spread beef
and pork on a little more than half of flank, then spread on ground seasoned
meat. Roll tightly as for jelly roll and sew edges together to keep stuffing
inside. Wrap tightly in a cloth. Put in vessel and cover with water. Cook
slowly for about 2 to 3 hours. Remove from vessel. Place between plates
under a heavy weight to press out moisture, until the roll is cold. Remove
cloth and slice thin. Remove threads, serve cold. It is well to keep under
refrigeration until it is ready to serve.

Potato Soup with Leeks

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck"
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 2:15 PM
Subject: potato soup

> Do you have a potato soup made with potatos and leeks. Thanks

Hello Chuck,

See below.


Old  Fashioned  Potato  Soup

 Ingredients : 
 2 quarts raw potatoes, pared
 3 leeks or 1/4 cup chopped onion
 2 quarts boiling water
 2 tsps. salt
 1/2 cup butter
 2 Tbsps. flour
 2 quarts milk
 2 Tbsps. parsley

 Preparation : 
    Put potatoes and onion through food chopper, or chop fine.  Cook
 in the boiling water with the salt until potatoes and water are
 thick. Melt butter, add flour, stir until smooth and add the milk. 
 Cook until thickened and smooth.  Add potato mixture and chopped
 Potato  Leek  Soup

 Ingredients : 
 3 med. leeks
 4 med. potatoes, peeled & chopped
 4 carrots, sliced
 2 c. chicken stock or broth, low sodium
 1/8 tsp. pepper
 2 c. skim milk

 Preparation : 
    Cut off roots and discard tough leaves from leeks.  Cut in half
 lengthwise and rinse.  Cut white part of leeks and enough of green
 tops crosswise in 1 inch slices to make 2 cups.  In saucepan,
 combine leeks, potatoes, carrots, stock and pepper and heat to
 boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring
 frequently. Add milk and heat thoroughly.  Yields: 4 servings. 
 Cold  Potato  Soup

 Ingredients : 
 4 c. peeled & coarsely chopped potatoes
 3 c. thinly sliced leeks (white part & 2" of green or thinly sliced onions)
 1 tsp. salt
 2 qt. chicken stock (fresh or canned)
 Dash pepper
 1/2 c. heavy cream
 3 tbsp. finely cut fresh chives or parsley

 Preparation : 
   In heavy 6 quart saucepan, simmer potatoes, leeks (onions), stock
 and salt partially covered for 40 to 50 minutes.  Blend in blender
 briefly with heavy cream.  Season with salt and pepper.  Chill well
 and serve garnished with chives or parsley.  
 Cream  Of  Potato - Leek  Soup

 Ingredients : 
 1 qt. chicken stock
 8 lg. potatoes, peeled & cubed
 4 med. leeks, halved & washed thoroughly
 Some green tops, cut off & chopped
 2 med. carrots, diced
 1 qt. half & half
 1 qt. whole milk
 Salt & pepper to taste
 2 tbsp. dried parsley flakes or chopped fresh parsley

 Preparation : 
    Prepare chicken stock or use canned chicken stock.  Set aside. 
 In soup kettle, saute potatoes and leeks in margarine until leeks
 are just tender.  Add a few tablespoons of flour to help thicken and
 then add chicken stock and carrots.  Simmer until vegetables are
 tender. Add half and half, milk, salt, pepper and parsley flakes
 about 20 minutes before serving, being careful to only heat through
 on low.  Do not boil, as milk can scorch.  Makes about 4 quarts.  

Dazey Donut Maker Recipe

From: "Paul"
Subject: Dazey Donut Maker Recipe Request
Date: Friday, October 03, 2003 3:37 AM

Hey there,
I have a Dazey Donut Maker. I picked it up a few months ago at a yard sale, mostly for a joke. 
But, the darned thing makes really great tasting donuts! 

I just surfed to your site and saw the request for the plain cake donut recipe dating from 
January 2003.

I have enclosed an attachment with a scanned bitmap image of the recipe booklet.



Hello PKJ,

Thanks. I have transcribed the recipe below.


Dazey Donut Maker Plain Donuts
 1 cup sifted all purpose flour
 1/2 cup plus 1 level tablespoon sugar
 1 tablespoon double acting baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup milk
 1 egg
 1/4 cup cooking oil
 Flavoring: vanilla, lemon, orange, or almond extract. Cinnamon or nutmeg (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) 
  according to taste.
 Combine and sift together dry ingredients. Beat egg and milk together and then add the cooking oil. 
 Mix thoroughly into dry ingredients using an electric mixer. Preheat Dazey Donut Factory for 10 minutes; 
 pour in batter, then add 1/2 teaspoon of oil into each circular cavity at top of unit within first 
 2 minutes of baking. Bake for 5 minutes or, for crisper donuts, bake until oil no longer bubbles from 
 hole in top of lid. Makes 10 donuts.

Taffy Puller Plans

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 1:00 PM
Subject: Taffy Puller Plans

> Phaedrus,
> I have another tough search for you.  Nobody on the planet seems to know
> how a taffy puller works.  There are about 10 of us who need plans to make
> our own device.  I have searched everything and have found nothing.  
> If you are up too it let me know what you find.  I have lots of pictures 
> but none show how it moves etc..
> Thanks,
> MM

Hi Mike,

Well, I did a thorough search, probably duplicating the searching that you have already done. I didn't find any plans or diagrams, either. The taffy pullers that are still around seem to all be antiques. This page has one for sale:
Taffy Puller

My thoughts on your dilemma are twofold:

1) Buy an antique taffy puller and, using it as a pattern, make duplicates. You'll probably have to make parts from scratch, but I'm sure you didn't expect to be able to build one out of things lying around in the garage, anyhow...

2) You can bet that, at some point, someone has patented a design for one of these contraptions. If so, then the patent office has plans for one on file. I believe that they would be a matter of public record and you should be able to obtain a copy.


George writes:

I found your site while looking for information on taffy pullers
(you covered that in 2003 I think).
Here's a rough plan
(it needs help actually, there should be only one motor, to keep the arms properly in sync). YouTube has a LOT of videos of taffy pullers. One is:
Taffy Puller


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