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Old 10-09-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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I bought a new cookbook!!! + a question for you all

I hardly ever buy "new" cookbooks, I pick them up second hand at charity shops and markets. But I treated myself to "Feast" by Nigella Lawson. It's quite an amazing book. It's divided into odd chapters, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashanah, Eid (the muslim festival after Ramadan) recipes for children, birthdays, chocolate cakes - no real rhyme or reason, but it works.

Fittingly, the last chapter is on Funerals. She mentions a tradition in Thailand where mourners are presented with a little book of favourite recipes of the dearly departed. It sounds like a lovely idea.

So here comes the question...... what would 5 recipes would you leave for your loved ones as your legacy? (I'm gonna have to think on this one!)

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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I hardly ever buy "new" cookbooks, I pick them up second hand at charity shops and markets. But I treated myself to "Feast" by Nigella Lawson. It's quite an amazing book. It's divided into odd chapters, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashanah, Eid (the muslim festival after Ramadan) recipes for children, birthdays, chocolate cakes - no real rhyme or reason, but it works.

Fittingly, the last chapter is on Funerals. She mentions a tradition in Thailand where mourners are presented with a little book of favourite recipes of the dearly departed. It sounds like a lovely idea.

So here comes the question...... what would 5 recipes would you leave for your loved ones as your legacy? (I'm gonna have to think on this one!)
Kyles,
I'm in the process of writing down recipes for my two daughters...
five recipes Hemmmmm let's see
1-my recipe for homemade ravioli
2-ravioli sauce with imported dry mushrooms
3-Noni's stuffed onion or zucchini filling
4-rice torta
5-veal marsala
Nice topic , thank you :)
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Old 10-09-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
 
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Actually, I am compiling a cookbook of family favorites and new good recipes as we speak.

I will put them on disks and give them out to my nieces when they are old enough to have their own homes.
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Old 10-09-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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only five?
I think I'd give 5 from each category!
If I'm thinking sweets...
1. My Grandma's Monster Cookies (secret recipe!)
2. Chocolate Euphoria Cookies (appropriately named)
3. Mom's Strawberry Layer Pie
4. Soft Persimmon Cookies
5. The Family's Special Pound Cake


Let me know if anyone wants any of these :)
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only five?
I think I'd give 5 from each category!
If I'm thinking sweets...
1. My Grandma's Monster Cookies (secret recipe!)
2. Chocolate Euphoria Cookies (appropriately named)
3. Mom's Strawberry Layer Pie
4. Soft Persimmon Cookies
5. The Family's Special Pound Cake


Let me know if anyone wants any of these :)
jKath, I'd love numbers 2 and 5 PLEASE
thanks,
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:13 PM   #6
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Here you go:
If anyone tries these, please let me know what you think!


The Family Pound Cake

1/2 lb. butter
1/2 c. Crisco
3 c. sugar
1 tsp. each: vanila, almond & lemon extracts
6 eggs
1 c. milk
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

Sift together flour, bkg powder & salt. Set aside.
Preheat to 325f.
Cream butter & crisco. Add sugar & cream it till it's light & fluffy. Add extracts & blend. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, a little at a time, beating continuously.
Bake 1-1/2 hours in a greased tube pan.

Glaze:
Lemon juice, grated lemon rind & powdered sugar (amounts as needed). Use hand mixer till smooth.
Drizzle over top.


Chocolate Euphoria Cookies

12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
3 Tbsp butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. bkg powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. milk
1-1/4 c. walnuts


Preheat oven to 350f.
Melt half the chocolate chips in double boiler until smooth (or use microwave). In separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg & vanilla until smooth. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir melted chocolate & milk into butter mixture. Mix in dry in gredients, then remaining chocolate chips & walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet & bake 8 minutes. Yield: 3 dozen
(recipe is easily doubled)
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Here you go:
If anyone tries these, please let me know what you think!


The Family Pound Cake

1/2 lb. butter
1/2 c. Crisco
3 c. sugar
1 tsp. each: vanila, almond & lemon extracts
6 eggs
1 c. milk
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

Sift together flour, bkg powder & salt. Set aside.
Preheat to 325f.
Cream butter & crisco. Add sugar & cream it till it's light & fluffy. Add extracts & blend. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, a little at a time, beating continuously.
Bake 1-1/2 hours in a greased tube pan.

Glaze:
Lemon juice, grated lemon rind & powdered sugar (amounts as needed). Use hand mixer till smooth.
Drizzle over top.


Chocolate Euphoria Cookies

12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
3 Tbsp butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. bkg powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. milk
1-1/4 c. walnuts


Preheat oven to 350f.
Melt half the chocolate chips in double boiler until smooth (or use microwave). In separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg & vanilla until smooth. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir melted chocolate & milk into butter mixture. Mix in dry in gredients, then remaining chocolate chips & walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet & bake 8 minutes. Yield: 3 dozen
(recipe is easily doubled)
jKath,
thank you. I'm on my way to make the cookies right now...Both recipes look yummy and I know my grandson will dive into the cookies first thing tomorrow...Thanks again
kadesma :)
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Make sure he has the biggest glass of milk you can find. The cookies are super rich!
Also, they aren't super-cakey like. They're more flattened.
(ps - great with coffee!)
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Make sure he has the biggest glass of milk you can find. The cookies are super rich!
Also, they aren't super-cakey like. They're more flattened.
(ps - great with coffee!)
jKath,
will do :)
Love the pic of the pooch..do you have one like this? I have a black and tan doxie so was just wondering
thanks again,
kadesma, off to check the oven
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:15 PM   #10
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my garndfather's fudge
my mom's stuffing
my grandmother's ham and glaze
my mother's chili
my mother's lasagne
and my chicken and rice


okay i know you said 5 but i offered 6
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