Lemon Sorbet

 

Lemon Sorbet
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Ingredients
  1. This is a delightful finale to a sumptuous meal. If you really want to show off – serve between courses to “cleanse” the palate – lah-dee-dah!!
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup milk (2% or skim will do)
  2. 1 cup whipping cream
  3. 5 lemons = 1 cup lemon juice (MUST be fresh)
  4. 2/3 cup berry sugar (fine sugar)
Instructions
  1. Cut in half and squeeze lemons; save shells. Mix all ingredients together in a shallow dish and freeze for 4 hours. Stir occasionally to break up ice crystals. Spoon into lemon shells, cover and return to freezer until ready to serve. (Hint: cut ends off rinds to they won’t “rock and roll” when you serve them.) Garnish with a mint leaf.
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Pear & Cambozola Pizza

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Pear & Cambozola Pizza
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Ingredients
  1. 12″ pizza crust (see Fast and Easy Pizza Crust – That’s Trump – pg.96) or purchased pizza crust 30cm
  2. olive oil to brush on crust
  3. 1 – 14 oz. can pears, drained and sliced in thin strips 398ml
  4. 2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts 30ml
  5. 3 oz. Cambozola cheese, sliced or crumbled 85g
  6. freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 450F (230C). Brush crust with olive oil, arrange pears on crust in pinwheel pattern, sprinkle with pine nuts, top with cheese and sprinkle of pepper. Bake 10-15 minutes, until crust is golden.
  2. Another Good Idea: For apple and Brie pizza, saute’ sliced apples in butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Dot pizza crust with broken pieces of Brie chesse, arrange apples on top and sprinkle with chopped walnuts and fresh rosemary. Bake as above.
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 450F (230C). Brush crust with olive oil, arrange pears on crust in pinwheel pattern, sprinkle with pine nuts, top with cheese and sprinkle of pepper. Bake 10-15 minutes, until crust is golden.
  2. Another Good Idea: For apple and Brie pizza, saute’ sliced apples in butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Dot pizza crust with broken pieces of Brie chesse, arrange apples on top and sprinkle with chopped walnuts and fresh rosemary. Bake as above.
Notes
  1. Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol. 1 (Page: 123), That’s Trump (Page: 97)
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Frosted Waldorf Salad

Serve in a lettuce lined glass bowl or on individual serving plates. Garnish with clusters of green grapes that have been washed and dipped in sugar

 

Frosted Waldorf Salad
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Ingredients
  1. Serve in a lettuce lined glass bowl or on individual serving plates. Garnish with clusters of green grapes that have been washed and dipped in sugar
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  2. 3-4 cups seedless green grapes (save some clusters for garnish)
  3. 2-3 red apples, chopped with skins on
  4. 1 orange, peeled and diced
  5. 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  6. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  7. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  8. 1/2 cup seedless raisins or snipped dates
Dressing
  1. 1 cup whipping cream
  2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1 Tbsp. sugar
Instructions
  1. Toss together marshmallows, grapes, apple, orange and orange juice. (Citrus juice will prevent apples from discolouring).
  2. Add celery, walnuts and raisins.
  3. To make dressing: whip the cream and fold in mayonnaise and sugar.
  4. Fold in salad ingredients and store covered in refrigerator.
Notes
  1. Book Reference – The Best of Bridge (Page: 120)
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Frozen Lemon Puff

Guaranteed raves and a great make ahead

Frozen Lemon Puff
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Ingredients
  1. 5 eggs (separate 3 and reserve whites)
  2. 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice 175ml
  3. 1 cup sugar 250ml
  4. 2 cups whipping cream 500ml
  5. vanilla wafers to cover bottom and sides of pan
  6. dash cream of tartar
  7. 1/4 cup icing sugar 60ml
Instructions
  1. Whisk 2 eggs and 3 egg yolks, lemon juice and sugar together in the top of a double boiler and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Cool. Whip the cream and fold into lemon mixture. Line sides and bottom of a 9″ (23cm) springform pan with vanilla wafers. Pour lemon mixture into the pan. Beat the 3 egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and icing sugar and beat until peaks are stiff. Spread on the lemon mixture and brown under the broiler. (watch carefully!) Cover with foil making sure it doesn’t touch the meringue. Freeze 8 hours or more. Remove from freezer (taking foil off immediately) at least 1 1/2 hours before serving. Serves 10-12
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Little Sticky Toffee Puddings

The perfect make-ahead winter dessert. You can make and freeze the puddings and the toffee sauce will keep indefinitely in the fridge (or until the kids find it!) and it serves 8

Little Sticky Toffee Puddings
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  4. 1 cup dried cranberries
  5. 3/4 cup butter
  6. 2/3 cup sugar
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup flour
  9. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
Toffee Sauce
  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1/2 cup whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Butter 8, 1/2 cup ramekins. Bring water to a boil and add vanilla and baking soda, then add dried cranberries and set aside to cool.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Lightly beat eggs and gradually add to butter mixture in 3 stages.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder together and gently fold into batter. Fold cranberry mixture into batter. Portion into ramekins and bake at 350 F. for 25 minutes.
  5. To prepare Toffee Sauce, combine sauce ingredients in saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  6. To serve, remove puddings from ramekins by running a knife around edge. Invert on plate and drizzle with warm Toffee Sauce.
Instructions
  1. Butter 8, 1/2 cup ramekins. Bring water to a boil and add vanilla and baking soda, then add dried cranberries and set aside to cool.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Lightly beat eggs and gradually add to butter mixture in 3 stages.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder together and gently fold into batter. Fold cranberry mixture into batter. Portion into ramekins and bake at 350 F. for 25 minutes.
  5. To prepare Toffee Sauce, combine sauce ingredients in saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  6. To serve, remove puddings from ramekins by running a knife around edge. Invert on plate and drizzle with warm Toffee Sauce.
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Bean Stuff

A tasty variation of chili and absolutely perfect for holiday get-togethers

Bean Stuff
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Ingredients
  1. 6 slices bacon
  2. 1 lb. lean ground beef 500g
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 1 green pepper, chopped
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. 2 Tbsp. molasses 30ml
  7. 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 30ml
  8. 2 tsp. dry mustard 5ml
  9. 1/3 cup vinegar 75ml
  10. 19 oz. can tomatoes 540ml
  11. 14 oz. can kidney beans 398ml
  12. 14 oz. can lima beans, drained 398ml
  13. 14 oz. can pork & beans 398ml
  14. 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce 5ml
  15. salt, pepper & tabasco sauce, to taste
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Crumble. Brown beef and onion. Combine with remaining ingredients in a large casserole. Bake at 300F (150C)oven for 2 hours. Serve with caesar salad and baguette sticks. Serves 4-6
  2. Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol. 1 (Page: 240), The Best of Bridge (Page: 96)
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Crumble. Brown beef and onion. Combine with remaining ingredients in a large casserole. Bake at 300F (150C)oven for 2 hours. Serve with caesar salad and baguette sticks. Serves 4-6
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