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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

RASPBERRY CREAM DESSERT

INGREDIENTS:
1 pk. 8 oz. cream cheese,
1/2 cup powder sugar,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
2 cups cool whip,
20 pc. lady fingers,
2 cups fresh raspberries,
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, until fluffy; fold in cool whip.
Starting with a layer of lady fingers on the bottom of your favorite dish and a layer or cream, work your way to the top until all lady fingers and cream is finished. Top with raspberries. Refrigerate until serving.

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FRIED ANCHOVIES



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FRUIT SALAD WITH PINE NUTS



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EGGPLANT BEEF STEW



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SALMON TOMATO SOUP




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APRICOT COMPOTE


INGREDIENTS:

20 apricot halves,
1/2 cup sugar,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
5 cups of water,
cinnamon (optional);

Put all of the ingredients (minus vanilla) into a saucepan. Bring to gentle boil, and simmer until the apricots become soft, about 10, 15 minutes. Let cool; add vanilla; serve warm or cold over ice.

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HORCHATA - CINNAMON RICE MILK



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups skinless almonds
  • 1-inch piece cinnamon bark
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ice cubes
  • Wash and drain the rice. Using a spice grinder (an electric coffee grinder works well too), grind the rice until fine; combine with the almonds and cinnamon bark. Add 3 1/2 cups water and let sit overnight, covered. Blend rice mixture until smooth using a blender. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and continue blending. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Strain horchata into a bowl first using a metal strainer and then a double layer of cheesecloth; finish with up to an additional 2 cups of water until it achieves a milky consistency. Enjoy over ice.


RECIPE 2

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup long grain rice, rinsed
2 quarts water
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar

DIRECTIONS:

In a large saucepan, combine rice, water and cinnamon stick. Set aside for 3 hours.
After 3 hours, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
Puree rice mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Flavor with vanilla and sugar to taste. Chill, and serve over ice.