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Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Cookies

From: Angie
To: "phaedrus" 
Subject: Re: hazelnut cooking lost and now they are found!!
Date: Friday, November 15, 2002 11:39 PM

I got the recipes you sent and I thank you kindly. The e mail ended 
up going into my daughter, Daniella's, e mail.  She was a little 
surprised to see it there but that's ok, I got it now! 

Much to my pleasant surprise, as I was looking for another recipe 
written in the back of one of my recipe books, low and behold I 
found my original hazelnut cookie recipe.  This recipe is so tasty 
I would like to share it with you and anyone else who is interested. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Crisps

2 1/4 cups (550 mls) all purpose flour
1/4 tsp (4mls) salt
1 1/4 cups (300 mls) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (325 mls) icing sugar
2 tsp (10mls) vanilla
1 cup (250 mls) ground unblanched hazelnuts, toasted
Semi-sweet chocolate squares, melted
Whole hazelnuts
Additional icing sugar (optional)

Stir together flour and salt.  Cream butter, gradually beat
in sugar and vanilla.  Gradually add dry ingredients to
creamed mixture; blend until smoothly combined. Stir in nuts.
Form dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls.  Place 1 dozen at a 
time on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten to rounds about 
2 inches (5 cm) in diameter with bottom of glass dipped in 
flour.  Bake in 325 (160 C) oven, 10 min or until lightly 
browned.  Cool.  Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate; 
garnish with whole hazelnuts.  
Let stand on wire rack until chocolate sets.  Dust with icing 
sugar, if desired.  Makes about 6 dozen.  

These are sooo yummy.  Hope you all enjoy them as much as my 
family does. (And they are a beautiful cookie too!)

Thanks again for you help.  Angie.
 

Sweet Pumpkin Dip

From: Brenda
To: "phaedrus" 
Subject: Re: Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2002 8:51 PM

After I e-mailed you I found a recipe that sounds exactly like what 
I was looking for, I thought I would pass it on to you.
Brenda

Sweet Pumpkin Dip 
           
Serve this luscious dip with a tray of gingersnaps, vanilla wafers 
or lemon wafers. Trim the crusts from white bread, spread this mixture 
on to create delicate party sandwiches cut out with cookie cutters. 

Estimated Times  
Preparation time:    5 mins 
Refrigerating time:  1 hr 
     
Ingredients 
           
2  packages (8-oz. each) cream cheese, softened   
1  can (15-oz.) LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin   
2  cups sifted powdered sugar   
1  teaspoon ground cinnamon   
1  teaspoon ground ginger   
1   serving of sliced fruit, or bite-size crackers   

Directions 

BEAT cream cheese and pumpkin in large mixer bowl until smooth. 
Add powdered sugar, cinnamon and ginger; mix thoroughly. Cover; 
refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve as a dip or spread. 
                   
Yield Size:  5 cups  

Turkey Roasted with Beer

 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bud 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 12:12 AM
Subject: turkey baked with beer 

> My grandson has had turkey fixed by the godmother of his 
> girlfriend that uses beer in the baking of it.  He says 
> it is to die for.  I would like to surprise him and 
> duplicate the recipe.   Thank you 

Hello Bud,

Below is the only thing I can find.

Phaed

Beer  Roasted  Turkey  And  Chicken

 Ingredients : 
 1 to 2 cans beer
 Butter

 Preparation : 
    Wash turkey well.  Pour 1 to 2 cans beer over turkey.  
Baste with butter.  When you need to baste the turkey, 
make sure you have enough beer.  It shouldn't absorb 
too much.  The turkey will be really moist and tender.  
Even the white meat is real moist.  You can also do the 
same thing when roasting chicken with 1 can beer. Cut up 
chicken.  Pour beer over chicken.  Baste 1 or 2 times 
during cooking. The dippings also make excellent gravy.   
	

Blueberry Pie

----- Original Message -----
From: Bridget
To: phaed
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: blueberry pie

> when was the first blueberry pie made and where? please let me 
> know as soon as possible
>
>

Hello Bridget,

Native Americans were eating blueberries and mixing them with other foods long before America was discovered by the Europeans. When the first colonists settled in New England, the Indians taught them that blueberries were good to eat. The colonists began putting them in puddings and pies and the like almost at once, mainly because they were very similar to bilberries, which the colonists had eaten back in Europe. So, the first blueberry "pie" would have been made in New England in the mid-1600s. I doubt seriously whether anyone can narrow it down any more than that.

Phaed


Wilton Lollipop Molds

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: debbie
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 2:30 PM
  Subject: Wilton

  Wilton is a company that produces cake molds and other 
  confection supplies.
  The lollipop molds were sold through a catalog in the 60's 
  or 70's.  They were 2 piece, and cast if I remember right.  
  Reindeers, trees very fancy.

  Debbie

Hello Debbie,

Wilton's hasn't stopped making these. They're available several places. Christmas molds are seasonal, and should be available now. See:

GardenRidge

Cake and Candy Supply

Get Suckered

Wilton's has their own site, too:

Wilton's

Phaed

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