Fresh Mango ‘Pie’

It is messy, but you get fruit and graham crust all on the same plate.

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Unfair Trade: Muffins for Tobacco

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Are muffins bread? Are they cakes? Are they supposed to be eaten for breakfast, lunch, snack, dessert, or all of the above?

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Are muffins really cupcakes without frosting? Thomas Jefferson thought so, and called muffins “a luxury to us.” Today, you can get a recipe for Monticello Muffins at www.monticello.org.  But those are not American muffins, tall, soft inside, but with a crispy crust. They are English muffins, yeast-based and flat. Still, in the colonies, they were a novelty and a luxury.  In England, though, they probably arrived from Wells together with the most miserly and avaricious, as well as the most unlikely king who won the throne by defeating King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Poor Richard, much maligned in history, hadn’t been able to trade his kingdom for a horse and ended up forfeiting the crown together with life.

Henry Tudor, or Harri Tudur

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Berry cake roll

Recipes by chefkreso

Cake roll, jelly roll, cream roll or Swiss roll is an easy sponge cake filled with fruit, icing, jam or whipped cream. Even though the name suggests the cake originated from Switzerland it is believed that it originated in Austria in the 19th century. The first mention of a cake roll was actually in a journal published in Utica, New York in 1852. As the name changed for it over the years so did the number of new recipes emerge. Now it seems like every country has its own version of a cake roll, but the most famous is the Christmas log.

Nothing is better than eating cake in the summer, ok maybe eating ice cream, but still cooled down refreshing cake on a patio or in a patisserie will really set your mind at ease while you’re melting in the sun. Nowadays I’m just thinking on which cake to…

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Lemon Meringue Pie 

It’s summer here, let switched to a pie dessert….. this pie combine some of the best flavour and texture. It start with flacky oil pastry which filled with a thick, smooth, tangy lemon curd.

The lemon filling topped with a bilowy Meringue that is lightly sweet and completes the flavour as texture of this pie. Hmmmmm…..my taste buds start perking up when I think of all that lemon goodness so let start to make a pie….😊🙏

INGREDIENTS:

For the pie crust;

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • Cold water as needed

For the lemon curd;

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

For the Meringue;

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD:

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Rhubarb Cobbler

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I’m not much for sweets but every 3 years or so I get a craving for Rhubarb cobbler. My Grandmother and my mom made the best rhubarb pies. This was my grandpa’s favorite. My grandma made the most beautiful crusts. I learned that from her but to be honest I didn’t want to fuss with all of that.

Cobblers are a great alternative and this one is as simple as it gets.

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Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 2 16oz.  bags of frozen rhubarb
  • 1 Cup of Sugar ( more if you like it sweeter. I prefer it on the tart side. )
  • 2 T Corn Starch
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Cups of water
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Almond Extract (optional)

For the topping:

  • 1 1/2 Cups of flour
  • 2 T. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup of cold butter
  • 2 T.  Shortening
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup…

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