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Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Breezee
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 11:03 AM
  Subject: recipes

  i am looking for a old fashion tea cake recipe and a recipe how to 
  make vanilla extract 

Hello Breezee,

There are some tea cake recipes below. Vanilla extract is an alcohol extract of vanilla beans. To make it, you have to have vanilla beans. Use 1 split vanilla bean per 3/4 cup of vodka or pure grain alcohol. Let soak for 4 to 6 months.


  Old  Fashioned  Tea  Cakes

   Ingredients : 
   2 c. sugar
   1 c. butter
   4 eggs
   1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
   1 tsp. baking powder
   4 c. flour

   Preparation : 
     Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.  Sift
   flour and baking powder together, gradually add to creamed mixture. 
   Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board.  Cut
   out with cookie cutters.  Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet until
   light brown.  
   Old  Fashioned  Tea  Cakes

   Ingredients : 
   2 c. flour
   2 tsp. salt
   1 egg
   1 c. sugar
   1/2 c. shortening or oleo
   3/8 c. milk or water
   1 tsp. vanilla

   Preparation : 
     Cream oleo and sugar.  Add beaten egg.  Sift dry ingredients and
   add alternately with milk.  Add vanilla last.  Toss on floured board
   and roll thin.  Cut with cookie cutter.  Sprinkle with sugar.  
   Old - Fashioned  Tea  Cakes

   Ingredients : 
   1/2 stick butter
   1 c. sugar
   2 lg. eggs
   3 1/2 c. flour, sifted
   1 tsp. baking powder

   Preparation : 
     Cream together butter and sugar.  Stir in eggs, one at a time, and
   gradually add flour.  Add baking powder with last cup of flour. 
   Roll mixture thin; cut and bake cakes.  (Cut cakes size of biscuits
   or very small for parties.)  Use raisins or nuts for garnish.   

Creamed Onions

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Terri
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 10:17 PM
  Subject: recipe

  I need a recipe for creamed onion.

  Bye For Now, Terri

Hello Terri,

There are dozens of different recipes for creamed onions. Below is a sampling.


  Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   3 pts. pearl onions, peeled
   3 tbsp. butter or margarine
   3 tbsp. flour
   2 c. milk
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1/4 tsp. white pepper
   1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg (or ground)
   1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley (or dried)

   Preparation : 
     Bring 4 quarts salted water to boil in large saucepan.  Add onions
   and cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes, drain.  Melt butter in large
   saucepan over low heat.  Add flour and cook 2 minutes.  Increase
   heat, gradually whisk in milk.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and
   simmer until thickened, 5 minutes.  Season with salt, pepper and
   nutmeg.  (Can be made ahead.  Cover and refrigerate sauce and onions
   separately up to 24 hours.  Reheat sauce over low heat.  Stir in
   onions and parsley; heat through.  Preheat broiler.  Pour onions
   into flame-proof casserole dish.  Broil about 4 minutes, until
   onions are bubbly and lightly browned.  Makes 10 servings.  
   Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   2 cans onions
   6 tbsp. butter
   4 tbsp. flour
   1/2 tsp. salt
   2 c. milk
   1 c. Cheddar cheese, grated

   Preparation : 
     Melt butter, blend flour and salt.  Add milk.  Cook, stirring,
   until mixture is thick and bubbly.  Add cheese.  Cook until melted. 
   Add onions to sauce and heat.  Good at Thanksgiving.  
   Baby  Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   3 lbs. small white onions, peeled
   6 tbsp. (3/4 stick) oleo
   3 c. milk
   6 tbsp. flour
   1 tsp. salt
   1/4 tsp. pepper

   Preparation : 
     Cook onions in boiled salted water for 20 minutes or until tender,
   drain and return to saucepan.  While onions cook, melt butter over
   low heat.  Blend in flour, salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring
   constantly, just until bubbly.  Stir in milk, continue cooking and
   stirring until sauce thickens and boils 1 minute.  Pour over drained
   onions, heat slowly just until bubbly.  
   Dutch  Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   6 large onions
   2-4 slices bacon
   1 egg
   1 c. milk
   1/2 tsp. salt and white pepper

   Preparation : 
     Peel and slice onions, cook five minutes in a very small amount of
   water.  Drain.  (I save this water and freeze and use in soup at a
   later date.)  Cube bacon and saute crisp.  Place a spoonful of bacon
   grease in bottom of baking dish, then layer of onions and layer of
   bacon until it is all used.  Mix egg with milk and salt and pepper
   and pour over mixture.  Bake moderate oven 375 degrees until mixture
   is set.  
   Easy  Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   2 lg. (or 4 sm.) jars boiled onions
   2 cans condensed Cream of Celery soup
   1/2 c. bread crumbs
   1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
   3 tbsp. butter or margarine
   Ground pepper to taste

   Preparation : 
      Drain onions.  Mix onions and soup in casserole dish.  Sprinkle
   with bread crumbs.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Dot with butter
   or margarine.  Sprinkle with pepper.  Heat in 325 degree oven until
   bubbly (about 1/2 hour).
   Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   3 c. onions, sliced (boiler onions) (or use 3 c. very petit onions,unsliced)
   1/4 c. butter, melted
   2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
   1 tsp. salt
   1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
   1 c. milk
   Dash pepper

   Preparation : 
      Cook onions, covered, in a large amount of boiling, salted water.
    Drain.  In a saucepan, mix butter, flour, salt, thyme and dash of
   pepper.  Blend in milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened
   and bubbly.  Stir in onions.  Heat through.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.
   Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   18-24 peeled white sm. onions, about 2 lb.
   1/2 c. chicken broth or water
   3 tbsp. flour
   2 tbsp. butter or margarine
   2 c. milk or milk and onion broth

   Preparation : 
      Place onions in skillet with chicken broth, 2 tablespoons butter,
   salt, and pepper to taste and 1/8 teaspoon thyme.  Cover and simmer
   very slowly, rolling onions in the saucepan from time to time from
   40-50 minutes until tender.  Add more liquid if necessary.  Drain,
   saving liquid.  Make cream sauce by melting 2 tablespoons butter in
   pan, blend in flour and cook slowly until butter and flour froth
   together for 2 minutes.  Gradually pour in heated milk, stirring. 
   Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.  Beat in salt and pepper to
   taste.  Add drained onions to white sauce.  Simmer for 5 minutes or
   until warm.
   Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   8 med. sized onions
   1 1/2 c. boiling water
   1/2 tsp. salt
   3/4 c. cream of celery soup
   1/3 c. evaporated milk
   1/8 tsp. salt
   Dash pepper

   Preparation : 
      Cover and boil onions in salt water for about 30 minutes or until
   tender.  Heat celery soup, milk, salt, and pepper in a pan.  Drain
   onions.  Add to soup mixture.  Sprinkle with paprika.
   Creamed  Onions

   Ingredients : 
   4 med. onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick
   1/4 c. margarine
   1 tsp. flour
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1/8 tsp. pepper
   1 c. milk

   Preparation : 
      Saute onions in margarine in skillet over low heat (without
   browning) until crisp-tender.  Sprinkle with flour, salt, and
   pepper.  Gradually stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened. 
   Makes 4 servings.  For microwave oven cook onions in margarine in 1
   to 1 1/2 quart casserole 3-4 minutes or until onions are almost
   crisp-tender.  Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and milk.  Cover and
   cook 5-6 minutes or until sauce is thick, stirring twice. Let stand
   5 minutes. 

Doughnut Glaze with Coffee

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cerin 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 12:19 AM
  Subject: glazes

  I used to have a clear glaze recipe for donuts that used 
  brewed coffee in it. I have lost that recipe and have not 
  been able to find it anywhere. can you help me?

Hello Cerin,

See below.


  Doughnut  Glaze

   Ingredients : 
   1 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
   1/2 c. butter
   1 tbsp. vanilla
   1/2 c. hot coffee

   Preparation : 
      Mix together and add enough canned milk to thin to proper
   consistency. Coffee should be boiling hot.  

Tom and Jerry Batter

----- Original Message -----
From: sandy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 11:07 AM
Subject: tom and jerry batter

> Dear Phaedrus,
> I once had a recipe for Tom and Jerry batter which was made 
> using egg whites and egg yolks with corn syrup and sugar--
> absolutely delicious!
> Do you have it?
> S

Hello Sandy,

There are lots of different Tom and Jerry recipes, but the one below is the only one that I could find using corn syrup.


 Tom and Jerry

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   4                    eggs -- Separated
   1      cup           Sugar
   8      tablespoons   White corn syrup
   4      tablespoons   Water
                        Whiskey or Brandy

Separate 4 eggs. Beat the heck out of the yolks and whites. 
You can't whip them too dry.

Cook: 1 cup sugar, 8 tbsp. white corn syrup, 4 tbsp. water. 
Boil till an 8 inch thread hangs from the spoon. Slowly beat 
into the egg whites. Add one fourth cup powdered sugar and 
2 jiggers white rum. Add egg yolks and beat some more. 
Now mix and fold together. Serve in heated coffee mugs. 
Put in 1-2 ounces whiskey or brandy into cup. Fill one half
batter and run hot water down the side of the cup until full. 
Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Deep Butter Coffee Cake

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Linda 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 12:37 AM
  Subject: deep butter coffee cake

  I'm looking for a receipe for Deep butter coffee cake, 
  I can find ones for gooey butter, but the deep butter 
  is quite a challenge. If you could help I would really 
  appreciate it.
  Thanks so much, 

Hello Linda,

The below recipe is the only "deep butter" coffee cake recipe that I can find.


Deep  Butter  Coffee  Cake

 Ingredients : 
 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
 1 stick margarine (or butter)
 1 egg

 Preparation : 
    Mix together as you would pie dough with a fork.  After
 thoroughly mixed, pat down in 13 x 9 inch greased pan.  Push the
 dough up somewhat at the sides so that topping does not flow down
 into bottom of pan.  Mix together 1 (8 ounce) package of
 Philadelphia cream cheese, 2 eggs and 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar and
 pour over top of above mixture.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 40
 minutes.  Top with powdered sugar and nuts if desired.


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