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Archive for July, 2008

Quick and easy guide for making Ladylocks


Ingredients for Dough:
Flour 4 cups
Water 1 cups
Salt one pinch
Yellow food coloring

Method of Preparation

Mix flour and salt together in bowl. Dissolve few drops of yellow food coloring in water and pour the colour into the flour-salt mixture in full. Knead well and make into a dough. Make four parts of dough.

Sprinkle flour on a board and roll out the dough into a rectangle. Try to keep the shape of the rectangle as far as possible. Now spread with shortening. Fold down one-third portion and spread this side with shortening.

Now fold up the bottom one third and spread this side with shortening. Fold over the other one third side and again spread with shortening. Spread the front and back with crisco and keep in wax paper.

Refrigerate along with the wax paper for a minimum of 2 hours. Repeat the rolling and folding exercise. Again refrigerate for a minimum time of 2 more hours. Repeat the rolling and folding and refrigerate overnight.

Sprinkle flour on a board and roll out the dough into a rectangle. Cut into 1/2″-3/4″ strips. Wrap each strip around a cone-shaped cookie form and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 for about 15-20 minutes or until the cookies turn light brown.
Remove from the oven and immediately remove the clothespin or molds. Keep aside the cooked cookies.

Ingredients for Filling

Water 1 cup
Flour 5 tablespoons
Margarine or butter cup
Crisco cup
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Cream or marshmallow fluff jar

Method of preparation for filling

Add flour and water to a bowl and cook until the mixture gets thickened.
Beat margarine (or butter), crisco, cream (or marshmallow fluff) and vanilla together
Well. Add the thickened flour and water to the cream mixture and beat till you get a smooth and fluffy mixture.

Now use filling to fill the cooled ladylocks either with a pastry filler or cake decorator.
Roll in powdered sugar before serving.

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Florence Italian recipes

Florence Italian recipes are as memorable as its museums and architecture. These Florence recipes appeal to your senses and you fee like visiting Florence personally to enjoy them.
Italian food is wonderful but not fanciful. Easily cooked at home, these recipes are actually adaptations of home made connections. The best Italian restaurants offer wonderful dishes once cooked only at house.

Typical Italian recipes have a four course meal comprising anti pasta, pasta, meat and dessert. If you love cooking but don t know the method, you can consult an Italian recipe guide. A simple Italian recipe to your taste would be the Pasta E Fagioli , an Italian soup of vegetables. The requirements are 3 teaspoons of oil, 2 pounds of ground beef, 12 ounces of chopped onion 14 ounces of silvered carrots, 14 ounces of diced celery one and half quarts of tomatoes diced and canned 30 ounces of red kidney beans, 48 ounces of white kidney beans, one and three quarter beef stock, 3 tea spoons of oregano, 21/2 tea spoons of black pepper, 5 tea spoons of freshly chopped parsley, 11/2 tea spoons of tobacco sauce, and 11/2 quart of spaghetti sauce and shell macaroni. Though there are too many ingredients, the end product will be worth while.

To cook this Italian recipe elbow macaroni noodles and saut beef in oil in one large 10 quarts pot till the beef turns brown and add carrots, onion, celery and tomatoes and simmer for ten minutes Drain and rinse beans before adding them to the pot and add beef stock, oregano, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce and the noodles that have been cooked.

Simmer all these contents till celery and carrots become soft with in an hour. Thus you have transformed an Italian recipe into reality. This can be served for eight people. The soup will be excellent and no wonder the demand for seconds may not be satisfied.

Simple ways to make Kolachki


Cream cheese pound (at room temperature)
Butter pound (at room temperature)
Flour 3 cups
Walnuts (finely ground) 1 pound
Egg (large) 1 number
Sugar 1 cup
Water required quantity

Method of Preparation

Heat the oven and bring it to 375F. In a bowl combine cream cheese and butter together and mix well until smooth. Now add flour, and mix well again until smooth. You can make this dough easily with a food processor whereas the same is not that easy when you use a mixer.

Make out 3 balls of dough and refrigerate them to prevent from drying out. You may keep the dough in refrigerator for about 1 to 2 hours. Take out one roll at a time and apple flour lightly first. Roll the dough over a lightly floured working surface to avoid any sticking.

Alternately, you can also roll out the dough over a surface sprinkled with granulated sugar. Using a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter cut the rolled out dough and make out desired shapes such squares and circles.

For making the filling, add walnuts, egg, and sugar to a bowl and mix well. You may add little water to give the mixture a sticky consistency. Add about a teaspoon of filling to each piece of cut dough.

Now roll squares into logs with the filling inside. For circles, fold them over and seal using a fork. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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