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Archive for November, 2006

Make English Toffee Squares in few Easy Steps


Margarine or butter (softened) 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Egg (medium size) 1 number
All purpose flour 2 cups
Cinnamon (ground) 1 teaspoon
Walnuts or peanuts (chopped) 1 cup

Method of Preparation

Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat butter and sugar in a bigger bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Break the egg and separate white from the yolk. Add the yolk to the butter-sugar mixture and beat well. Cover and reserve the egg white.
Mix and stir cinnamon and flour together in an another bowl. Add this to the butter-sugar mixture.

Make ready a 10 by 15 inch rimmed baking pan and spread the dough evenly with your hands over the bottom of the greased pan. Now beat the egg white lightly and brush over the spread dough evenly so as to make a cover.

Sprinkle pecans over top; press in lightly. Bake for 1 full hour or until you get a firm feeling when lightly touched. Cut into half-an-inch squares while hot and allow it to cool in a pan. Use airtight container for storage.

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Steps for Great Coconut Lime Squares


For Crust:
Coconut flakes (sweetened) 1-1/2 cups
Butter (unsalted and melted)
White cake mix 1 box
For Filling:
Sugar (granulated) 2 cups
All purpose flour 1/2 cup
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Eggs (large) 4 numbers
Lemon juice (fresh) 1/3 cup
Lime juice (fresh) 1/3 cup
Lime peel (freshly grated) 1 tablespoon
Confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling

Method of Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Take a baking pan and line it with 9×13″ foil, duly leaving the ends above the pan. Spray with cooking spray lightly.

For making the crust, take a baking sheet and spread with coconut. Bake for 8 minutes, duly stirring once or twice till you get the light toast. Allow it to cool. Beat cake mix and melted butter together in a food processor until you get evenly moistened crumbs. Add coconut and stir well.

Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking pan lined with foil. Bake 10-12 minutes till you get crust getting light brown at edges.
To prepare the filling, add sugar, flour and baking powder in a large bowl and whisk for even mixing.

Add in eggs, lime peel and juices and blend well. Pour over hot crust. Bake for 25
minutes or till the topping turn to golden brown. Allow it to cool thoroughly and set in a pan placed on a wire rack. Lift the baked item from the baking pans in whole duly holding the foil ends.

Place it over a cutting board and allow it cool fully. Sprinkle with confectioners’
sugar and cut into squares.

New year’s eggnog

Add sugar gradually to egg yolks, and stir vigorously until sugar is dissolved. Stir in brandy and rum slowly. Chill several hours. Fold in milk and cream. Pour into punch bowl and ladle into punch glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Stir before refilling glasses. Yield: 50-60 servings.

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Hot mulled wine

Stud orange with cloves. Core apple and pare 1 inch at top. Place 1 stick cinnamon in center and bake with orange in moderate oven (375 F.) 30 minutes. Heat wine and remaining cinnamon in covered kettle, and let simmer while fruit is baking. Place fruit in metal or pottery punch bowl and pour hot wine over it. Serve in small mugs or punch cups. Yield: About 30 servings.

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ReviewMe – I am in…

I just signed for the new service called ReviewMe as a blogger, the website has been launched officially on 9th November’2006 and I think like me lots of blogger’s would be happy to get it as quick as possible. The membership is absolutely free. Each blogger can add upto 6 blogs to their account.

Basically, it works like this… as a blogger you can get paid for reviewing Advertisers products or services on their blog and get paid for it. You can also signup just as an Advertiser only and choose other blogger’s to review your product or service.

The guidelines are quiet simple, each review should be of minimum 200 words and review post must be labelled as a “paid” or “sponosored” post somewere in the blog. The payout for the reviews will in the range of $20 to $200 (USD), which is quiet good. One another good thing with this service is that, Advertisers who request to review their products or services cannot expect a positive review always just because they are paying for the reviews. The blogger has all the freedom to give their honest opinion (positive or negative) related to the Advertisers products or services and can get paid for it without any fear. Overall I like this service and recommend other blogger’s to join ReviewMe.

* This is a paid review.

Hot buttered rum

Heat cider almost to boiling. Add sugar. Stir until dissolved and add butter. When melted, add rum. Serve in small pottery mugs or in punch glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: About 25 servings.

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Christmas pudding sauce

Stir sugar gradually into well-beaten egg yolks. Beat in butter and flavoring. Fold in whipped cream. Yield: 12 servings.

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