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Electric Skillet Fudge

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eileen" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 3:34 PM
Subject: fudge

> Do you have a recipe for fudge made in an electric skillet? 
> 

Hello Eileen,

See below.

Phaed

Electric  Skillet  Peanut  Butter  Fudge

 Ingredients : 
 2 c. sugar
 3 tbsp. butter or margarine
 1 c. evaporated milk
 1 c. marshmallow cream
 1 (12 oz.) jar peanut butter
 1 tsp. vanilla

 Preparation : 
   Set electric skillet at 340 degrees.  Add sugar, butter and
 evaporated milk.  Stir until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil for 5
 minutes, stirring constantly.  Turn off skillet.  Add marshmallow
 cream, peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir until marshmallow and peanut
 butter melt and blend into candy.  Pour into lightly buttered 8 inch
 square pan.  Cool and cut into squares.  Makes 2 pounds.  
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 Skillet  Chocolate  Fudge

 Ingredients : 
 1 c. chocolate chips
 2 c. sugar
 2/3 c. evaporated milk
 3/4 c. miniature marshmallows
 1/2 c. butter
 3/4 tsp. vanilla
 1/8 tsp. salt
 1/2 c. chopped nuts

 Preparation : 
   Place chips in large bowl and set aside.  Combine sugar, milk,
 marshmallows, butter, vanilla and salt in electric skillet.  Set
 temperature at 240 degrees.  Cook about 5 minutes until marshmallows
 are melted, stirring constantly.  Pour hot mixture over chocolate
 chips.  Beat with wooden spoon  until well blended and creamy.  Fold
 in chopped nuts.   Spread in aluminum foil lined pan 11 x 7 x 1 1/2
 inches.  Cool.  
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 Skillet  Party  Fudge

 Ingredients : 
 2 c. sugar
 3 tbsp. butter
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 c. evaporated milk
 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
 2/3 c. nuts, chopped
 1 tsp. vanilla

 Preparation : 
    Mix sugar, butter and milk in an electric skillet with the
 temperature set at 300 degrees.  Bring to boil, stirring until sugar
 is dissolved.  Continue stirring and boil for 3 minutes.  Turn
 control to off.  Add marshmallows, chips, nuts and vanilla.  Pour
 into an 8 inch pan and refrigerate.
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 Mexican  Chocolate  Fudge

 Ingredients : 
 2 c. sugar
 3 tbsp. butter
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 c. evaporated milk
 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate pieces
 2/3 c. chopped pecans
 1 tsp. vanilla

 Preparation : 
    Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, and evaporated milk in a
 large size electric skillet.  Set thermostat at 280 degrees.  Bring
 mixture to a boil and boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Turn off
 skillet.  Add marshmallows, chocolate pieces, pecans, and vanilla. 
 Stir until marshmallows and chocolate are melted and smoothly
 blended.  Pour into a buttered 8-inch square pan.  Cool before
 cutting into squares.  Makes approximately 2 pounds candy.  

Girl Scout Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sugar
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: girl scout cookies

> i thought you said you could find ANY recipe? was there anything 
> close (to "Tagalongs")?
>

Hi Sugar,

Look below. There's a copycat recipe for peanut butter patties and another for something like "Samoas".

Phaed

Peanut Butter Pattie Cakes

For Shortcakes:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, chilled
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Filling:
1 box Peanut Butter Patties Girl Scout cookies, crushed
8 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon honey

For Decoration:
4 ounces white chocolate, melted
1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Make shortcakes:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar,
cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Cut the butter into 1/2 cubes
and distribute them over the flour mixture. With a pastry blender, cut the
butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, stir
together the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to the flour
mixture and stir to combine. The dough will be very sticky. Drop the dough
in spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Make filling:
Mix cream cheese and honey in food processor until light and fluffy.

Assembly:
Cut all the shortcakes in half widthwise (like an Enlish muffin). Spread the
shortcake halves with the cream cheese mixture and top with crushed Peanut
Butter Patties Girl Scout cookies. Put all of the halves together (like a
sandwich). Drizzle melted white chocolate over the top and sprinkle with
crushed peanuts.

Makes 16 shortcakes.
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Soul Scout

For Brownie
4 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon of spiced rum
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt

For vanilla caramel sauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
pinch of salt

For sprinkling on top
flaked coconut
toasted peanuts
melted chocolate


Make brownies:
Pre-heat oven to 350F.

Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. Set aside to cool.

Beat eggs until light. Add sugars and beat until thick and smooth. Stir in
rum. Stir in flour and salt just until mixed, add melted chocolate and stir.
Spread into a 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper, bake about
30-35 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Cool.

Make vanilla caramel:
Combine all of the ingredients (except vanilla) in a sauce pan. Over a low
heat, stir constantly until mixture reaches 250F. or the soft ball stage.
Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.

Pour over baked brownies. Let set 2-3 minutes and sprinkle with sweetened
flaked coconut and toasted peanuts. Cool completely. Stripe with melted
semi-sweet chocolate.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.
 

Kahlua Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 9:06 AM
Subject: Kahlua pie

> My name is Mary.  I am looking for a recipe that uses International
> Coffees, Kahlua flavor coffee drink mix in it.  It has cool whip and pudding
> and the flavoring in it.  The pie is frozen before serving.  Please help.
> Also it is put in a vanilla crust.
>

Hello Mary,

The only recipe I can find that's like that is the one below, which is chocolate and kahlua flavored.

Phaed

Kahlua Pie

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups Oreo Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
3 tsp. General Foods International Coffees, Kahlua Cafe Flavor
1 cup cold milk
2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
Chocolate sauce

Preparation
MIX crumbs with butter in 9-inch pie plate. Press firmly onto bottom and up
side of pie plate.

PLACE pudding mix, flavored instant coffee and milk in large bowl; beat with
wire whisk until thickened. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon into
crust.

FREEZE 4 hours or overnight. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Thankyou, thank you.  I was wrong about the crust etc but you found the recipe.  
It is a good one.  Again thanks.

Mary

Zeppole

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "NIKK"
To: "Phaedrus" 
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: Recipe

> Thank you for getting back to me so soon.  Do you have a recipe for
> zeppoles that they have at street fairs?
> Nikki
>

Hi Nikki,

See below.

Phaed

Zeppole di San Giuseppe

1 cup of water
6 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons Butter
3/4 cup of sifted all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
5 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 heaping tsp of grated orange rind
1 tsp orange liqueur
Fat for deep frying (half olive oil & half vegetable shortening)
Confectioners' Sugar
Filling (recipe to follow)

Put water, veggie shortening and butter in a saucepan and heat until butter
& shortening are melted. Add flour and salt all at once, stirring
vigorously. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes. Do no stop stirring
until you remove mixture from the heat. Remove saucepan from the heat and
add the eggs, one at a time, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth.
Add sugar, grated rind and orange liqueur; mix well.

You will need a pastry bad about 12 inches long w/ a plain round tip. Fill
the pastry bag w/ the dough. Cut a sheet of pastry paper or airmail letter
paper to fit the top of the saucepan you are using to cook the pastries.
Press out the dough onto the paper, making about 4 rings, each about 1 1/2
inches in diameter.

Heat olive oil and shortening to 350 degrees F on the frying thermometer.
Gently turn the paper upside down into the boiling oil. After 1/2 minute,
lift out the paper. Cook Zeppole until golden brown, turning occasionally.
Place on brown paper to drain. Continue until all are cooked. Spriinkle a
little confectioners' sugar on top. When ready to serve, fill centers w/
filling. Makes about 28. Serve 2 or 3 each person.

Filling:
1 cup ricotta
3 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tbsp diced mixed candied fruit.
2 tbsp broken chocolate bits
2 tbsp Jamacia rum
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Drain the cheese for 15 minutes, then mix well w/ the sugar. Add fruits and
chocolate, mix. Add rum and fold in whipped cream. Refridgerate until ready
to serve. Makes enough filling for 28 zeppole.
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Zeppoles

2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup ricotta
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Heat all ingredients gently to combine.  Drop by spoonfuls in hot oil (375
degrees).  Fry 3-4 minutes (they will flip automatically).  Drain in paper
bag then roll in 10X sugar.  Enjoy!
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Zeppole

Ingredients :
2 c. flour
1 pkg. yeast (dissolved in 1 c. hot water)
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt

Preparation :
Mix into a soft batter. Let rise for 2 hours. Fry in deep oil.
Dust with confectioner's sugar. Eat.

Sputniks

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rosemary" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 10:21 AM
Subject: donut balls called Sputniks

> After Russia went into space, these were popular.  They taste like a
> donut, but have lots of points on them and actually (for real), turn 
> themselves over in the hot oil in the elec. skillet that is recommended 
> to fry them in.
>
> I would call them a donut ball, except they are not a ball. Or they are
> ball with points.  Please send me the recipe.  Thank you so much.
>
> My Mom is in an assisted living home and other residents and even the
> staff do not seem to believe us when we tell them about them.  Used to 
> make them every week and thought we would never forget the recipe, I guess, 
> because we cannot find it in any of our books or cards so we must not have 
> written it down.
>
> Forever grateful, Rosemary
>

Hi Rosemary,

Before the Sputnik launch, these were called "golden puffs".

Phaed

Sputniks (Golden Puffs )

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
Blend dry ingredients. Add oil, milk, egg. Mix well with fork. Drop by
teaspoon into hot fat (375 degrees). Fry about 3 minutes or until golden.
Drain. Roll warm puff in cinnamon sugar mixture. Spoonfuls that are too
large will make puffs doughy so be careful.

Makes: 24 to 36 puffs.

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