Daily Archives April 22, 2015

dreams

Dreams (Sonhos – Portugal)

1/4 pound butter
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Cinnamon sugar ? 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    mixed with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Bring the butter, sugar, salt and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat and add all the flour at once...

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cocada branca

Cocada Branca (White Coconut Flake Candy)

This candy is from Brazil.

This is a recipe for white coconut candy. It is called "white" because there is also black cocada (cocada preta). The black cocada is made with brown sugar and has a dark brown color.

4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 coconuts
4 cloves (optional)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)

Grate the coconuts with a hand grater (Do not use ble...

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tres leches cake

Tres Leches Cake (Cake of Three Milks – Nicaragua)

This cake must be served ice cold. If you do not have a rimmed platter large enough to hold this cake, then cut the cake in half and serve it on two platters.

Cake
9 egg yolks
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon baking powder
9 egg whites

Butter a 13 x 9-inch glass baking pan...

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corn pancakes

Corn Pancakes (Cachapas de Jojoto – Venezuela)

This is commonly used as a bread or wrapper with any number of dishes, just as Mexican Americans use tortillas.

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1/2 cup fresh, canned or frozen (defrosted) corn kernels
Olive oil (for frying)

Mix to...

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danish-style potatoes

Kartofler (Danish-Style Potatoes)

6 large potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 large onion, sliced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of white pepper

Boil potatoes. Cool, peel and slice 1/4-inch thick. Set aside.

Melt butter in frying pan. Add onions and saut? for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes. Saut? for 5 minutes, turning potatoes to brown both sides.

Add rema...

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