Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jardinami's PA Dutch Crullers Like Mother Used To Make...Shrove Tuesday Delight!

Mine were on the larger side, got a baker's dozen

* 3 eggs
* ½ cup cream, sweet or half and half
* ¼ oil 1 tsp vanilla 

* I also add a 1/2 teas. of mace if you have it or prefer it.
* 1 tsp. double acting baking powder
* 1 pinch of salt
* ¼ cup sugar
* 3½ to 4 cups flour

Beat the eggs, add oil, add cream/half/half. Sift dry ingredients(add mace here) and combine with liquid, using just enough flour to make dough that comes away from sides of bowl, but still remain soft. Twist with  
 fingers whatever size you want and Fry in deep fat turning (360-f) until brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper and dust with powdered sugar and or cinnamon and sugar.
Crispy on the outside and a light cake on the inside!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Linzer Tarts

Beat together 3/4 C Butter, with 1 C sugar, and 2 eggs, add 3 3/4 Cups Flour, 1 teasp. Baking Powder and 1/2 teasp.salt. Beat  until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll out 1/4 inch thick, and cut with heart cookie cutter for ever heart you will need to be making a matching one that you will use a smaller heart cookie cutter to remove the center. Bake 350 degrees 7-8 minutes Cool, spread Polaner All Fruit Seedless Raspberry Jelly on bottom cookie, place cookie with hole on top as in pic. Sprinkle with powder sugar.

I made these Linzer Tarts for our Valentine's Tea Party and Brunch. My nine year old and seven year old granddaughters helped!  That is how easy they are to make!   To read about and check out the photo album and movie click here:   Valentine's Tea Party

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sweet Iatalian Sausage Tortelloni Soup

Sauté 1 cup of finely chopped celery, with 1/2 large chopped onion, you may also add chicken chunks or ground turkey or chicken shaped into meatballs.

Then add one cup of coarsely chopped carrots and two 32 oz Swanson Chicken Broth Containers and 1 cup of water, add 1/2 tablespoon of tumeric, & onion powder, (optional), pinch of black pepper,  simmer 20 minutes, 

add 1- 6oz. pkg. of washed fresh Baby Spinach, Stir and simmer for 5 minutes, add Buitoni Tortelloni simmer for 6-10 minutes until tortelloni are fluffy and soft. Extra delicious when served with a side croissant!
Get the 20oz size or large size