Christmas comes but once a year, and with it comes this pastry recipe. It's light and flaky and so much better than regular short crust or sweet pastry. Don't your mince pies deserve it?!
Cook time is chill time.
For my cooking instruction, MDM gave me a 5-cup arched fish mold and this recipe. I think she served this at every cocktail party she ever threw, so that was her best advice. We kids loved the leftovers! Mrs. Michael Delnegro submitted this to the Alexandria VA TWIG cookbook, "A Heritage of Good Tastes". Serve with crackers and raw vegetables. Times do not include chilling. Isn't it nice to have a food processor these days!
These are to die for!!! They are so easy, yet look so elegant!!! I usually use a heart-shaped cookie cutter, but have also done squares, diamonds, etc. This is a must make for Valentine's Day at my house! But would be wonderful for any holiday or romantic dinner.
I have been using this recipe for many years, my family loves this gravy and I have served it to dinner guests over the holidays and always receive rave reviews! --- you don't need to make this gravy using all pan drippings, if you do not have 4 cups of drippings you may mix with chicken broth to make the 4 cups, or it may be made with only chicken broth, please see note on the bottom of the recipe--- this may be made slightly ahead and kept uncovered on top of the stove until ready to serve, just whisk before using If you have any left over this gravy freezes very well or you may reduce all ingredients down to half and for a thinner gravy reduce flour by 1 tablespoon --- also see my recipe#314890
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This is the real deal, a custard based eggnog that is absolutely better than any storebought or pudding or icecream based eggnog. The egg yolks are cooked and there are no egg whites, so there are no worries about raw eggs. (I have removed the optional directions for including the egg whites, because we like it better without them.) Prep time doesn't include the overnight refrigeration.
I got this recipe from my favorite literature teacher many, many moons ago, even before the concerns about raw egg yolks. There were so few people in the class, just enough to keep from being cancelled, that we'd usually meet at her home and drink tea and someone would bring cookies. During the holidays she made this for us. I've made eggnog from this recipe for years, especially since we shouldn't use raw eggs.
If you worry about uncooked eggs in Egg Nog, as I do, you might like to try this recipe. I found the original recipe on the American Egg Board website and have made a few changes to suit our tastes. This is the best cooked Egg Nog I have ever tried and made this way, will be free from salmonella bacteria. This recipe can be doubled easily. Cooking time includes "chilling" time.
Edited to add: Always remember to use fresh eggs. This eggnog will keep 4 days under refrigeration.
I made this for the holidays, and it was truly the best applesauce I've ever had. The apartment smelled incredible while it was cooking! I used a mixture of Gala and Fuji apples, although any apples should be fine. Courtesy of Saveur.com.