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Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup by OldCook

I followed this recipe to make creamy tomato soup. And it was delicious.Creamy Tomato SoupIngredientsInstructionsIn a large heavy pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and thyme. Cook until onion is soft. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring often, until tomato paste has begun to caramelize.Add tomatoes with juices,…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe by OldCook

Mexican Hot Chocolate RecipeIngredientsInstructionsCombine milk, vanilla, cayenne pepper, chocolate and sugar in a saucepan. Cook and stir until chocolate melts.If you prefer thicker hot chocolate, combine cornstarch and 1-2 Tbsp cold water, pour into milk mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture…

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Magic Cake

Magic Cake by OldCook

Recipe for this cake comes from a blog in spanish decoraciondemabel.blogspot.com.es by Mabel Mendez. The magic is in the fact that you make only one batter and, after baking, you get a cake with 3 distinct layers: dense one on the bottom, custard-like layer in the middle, and a sponge layer on top. It has wonderful vanilla flavor and…

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Banana Cream Caramel Pie

Banana Cream Caramel Pie by OldCook

Gooey golden caramel filling in shortbread base, lined with sliced fresh bananas and topped with whipped cream.Banana Cream Caramel PieIngredientsCRUST:InstructionsCRUST: Mix flour, sugar and butter until they are just blended together (add just a little bit of water or milk, if necessary). Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll the dough…

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Magic Cake, Part II – Chocolate, Red Velvet, Fruit

Magic Cake, Part II – Chocolate, Red Velvet, Fruit by OldCook

Last week I made a Magic Cake and it was really great. Some of you asked me about different flavors that could be added to the batter, so I experimented a little bit and came up with chocolate, red velvet and fruit variation of the magic cake. Actually, I made it with two types of fruit – red berries (strawberry/raspberry/red…

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Tortano or Casatiello

Tortano or Casatiello by OldCook

Tortano or Casatiello is Italian (Napoletan) Easter bread stuffed with ham, salami, cheese, pork cracklings and eggs. Two years ago I made it for the first time and served it for Easter brunch. My guests were so pleased that I decided to make it again this year.Tortano or CasatielloIngredientsInstructionsCombine flour, yeast, butter,…

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole by OldCook

I had some leftover Easter bread so I wondered what could I do with it. Overnight french toast casserole was just the right idea.Overnight French Toast CasseroleIngredientsInstructionsPlace Easter bread cubes in a buttered 8×8-inch baking dish.In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread cubes. Cover…

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Walnut Cream Cake

Walnut Cream Cake by OldCook

My mother used to make this cake for every birthday and every celebration. She got the recipe from her aunt, and they called it “Miracle Cake”. I asked them why is it called Miracle Cake, but they did not know. They thought the reason could be because you get distinct walnut flavor with only 100 g (3.5 oz) walnuts. The cake is very…

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Fruit Bars

Fruit Bars by OldCook

For Easter celebration this year I decided to change a familiar fruitcake bars into tropical ones. Instead of dried apricots I used dried tropical fruit mix (pineapple, papaya, mango) with addition of coconut, rum and lemon juice.Fruit BarsIngredientsInstructionsGrease 9×13 inch (22×33 cm) baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 F (170…

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BUCNICA (Squash Cottage Cheese Strudel)

BUCNICA (Squash Cottage Cheese Strudel) by OldCook

Bucnica is croatian strudel made with summer squash, cottage cheese, cream and eggs wrapped in phyllo dough.BUCNICA (Squash Cottage Cheese Strudel)IngredientsDOUGH:InstructionsDOUGH: Sift flour, add salt. Stir in slowly lukewarm water, and work until dough does not stick to the hands. Flour board, and roll as thin as possible. Do not…

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