Chocolate Roll with Two Sauces

Chocolate Roll with Two Sauces
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Ingredients
Roll
  1. 5 eggs
  2. 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 2 mL
  3. 1 cup sugar (divided) 250 mL
  4. 1/4 cup flour 60 mL
  5. 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder 45 mL
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla 5 mL
  7. 2 cups whipping cream, whipped 500 mL
  8. icing sugar
Foamy Butter Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup butter 125 mL
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 cup icing sugar 250 mL
Fudge Sauce
  1. 1 Tbsp. butter 15 mL
  2. 1 square unsweetened chocolate 30 g
  3. 1/3 cup boiling water 75 mL
  4. 1 cup sugar 250 mL
  5. 2 Tbsp. corn syrup 30 mL
  6. 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 mL
Instructions
  1. Roll: Separate the eggs. Beat whites with cream of tartar until stiff. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar. Set aside. Sift together remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar, flour and cocoa powder. Beat yolks until thick. Fold flour mixture into yolks and add vanilla. This will be very stiff. Carefully fold yolk mixture into beaten whites. Preheat oven to 325 F (160 deg.C). Line a 10″ x 15″ (25 x 38 cm) edged cookie sheet with waxed paper, leaving an overlapping edge. Grease and flour paper. Spread batter evenly on paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Place on a rack and cool for 5 minutes. Place a clean tea towel on counter, generously sprinkle with icing sugar and turn cake onto towel. Carefully peel waxed paper off the top. Cut off any dried edges. Roll up cake and towel together, beginning at short end. Cool completely – no more than a half an hour. Unwrap roll and spread whipped cream over surface. Roll up cake again but this time – leave out the towel! Sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve with fudge sauce or foamy butter sauce.
  2. Serves 8.
Foamy Butter Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring, until it forms a smooth sauce. Serve warm over chocolate roll.
Fudge Sauce
  1. Melt butter and chocolate in medium saucepan. Add boiling water and bring to a boil. Add sugar and syrup. Bring to boil again and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Serve just warm over chocolate roll.
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Pomegranate and Feta Salad

Take this fabulous salad to your next potluck – but bring an extra copy of the recipe (or better yet – a book!) Break the pomegranate apart and pop the seeds out by hand but be sure to ear an apron – the juice stains!

Pomegranate and Feta Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and torn
  2. 1 bunch spinach, stems removed, washed and torn
  3. seeds of 1 pomegranate (use dried cranberries if pomegranates are not available)
  4. 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  5. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Dressing
  1. 1/3 cup olive oil
  2. 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  3. 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  5. 1/2 tsp. oregano
  6. salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Toss lettuce and spinach together in a large salad bowl. Add pomagranate seeds, pine nuts and feta.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients together and store in refrigerator. Toss with salad ingredients just before serving.
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Jelly Balls

Your next favourite appetizer – rally round the chaffing dish

Jelly Balls
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. (500 g.)lean ground beef
  2. 1 egg, beaten
  3. 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
  4. 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  5. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  6. 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. Chili Grape Sauce
  9. 12 oz. (341 ml) bottle chili sauce
  10. 10 oz. (284 ml) jar grape jelly
  11. 1 tsp. lemon juice
  12. 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  13. 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix ground beef with egg, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Roll into balls 1″ in diameter. Heat chili sauce, jelly, lemon juice, brown sugar and soy sauce in a large pot. Bring to a boil and add uncooked meatballs. Simmer meatballs in sauce for 30 minutes. Serve in a chafing dish. (avec toothpicks!) Makes about 50 balls. Freezes well.
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Napa Cabbage Salad

You MUST make this salad – everyone asks for the recipe and it’s excellent for picnics, buffets – and teenagers! 

Napa Cabbage Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large Napa cabbage(suey choy)cabbage, chopped
  2. 2 bunches green onions, chopped
  3. 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  4. 1/4 cup butter
  5. 1 cup slivered almonds
  6. 2 pkg. chicken-favoured oriental soup noodles with seasoning mix
Dressing
  1. 1 cup vegetable oil
  2. 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 2 tsp. soy sauce
  5. 1/3 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Place chopped cabbage, green onions and red pepper in large salad bowl.
  2. Melt butter in frying pan and saute almonds, broken noodles and seasonings until golden. Add to cabbage mixture and toss.
  3. Shake dressing ingredients in a jar. Pour SOME over salad and toss at least 1/2 hour before serving. NOTE: You will have extra dressing – refrigerate and use again.
  4. Cole’s
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Berry Topped Chocolate Torte

A very showy and easy way to celebrate fresh raspberries. We like to “demo” this recipe in front of live audiences -it always works and we get rave reviews

Berry Topped Chocolate Torte
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup ground almonds
  2. 3 Tbsp. flour
  3. pinch of salt
  4. 3/4 cup butter
  5. 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 cup sugar
  7. 3 eggs, separated
  8. 1/2 cup sugar
  9. 3 Tbsp. Grand Marnier liqueur or orange juice
  10. 1 cup whipping cream
  11. 1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier liqueur
  12. 2 cups raspberries
  13. good quality chocolate bar to make chocolate curls
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9″ springform pan and line with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine almonds, flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan and stir in cocoa and sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick; gradually blend in cocoa mixture. Stir in almond mixture.
  4. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add sugar. Fold whites into chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 375 F. for 25 or 30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of torte and remove sides of springform pan. Gently peel off parchment paper.
  5. (The torte will fall in middle, but don’t worry, you can fill it with whipped cream!)
  6. Drizzle 3 Tbsp. Grand Marnier over cake. Cool completely and wrap with plastic wrap. This can be stored in refrigerator for two days.
  7. Whip cream and fold in Grand Marnier. Spread on torte and decorate with berries and chocolate curls.
Notes
  1. To make chocolate curls: Shave room temperature chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler directly onto the cake. Be sure to scatter some on the plate for a “chefly” look!!
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Pineapple, Rhubarb, Watermelon and Mango Sorbets

Sorbet is so simple to make – and the flavour is amazing

 

Pineapple, Rhubarb, Watermelon and Mango Sorbets
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Ingredients
Simple Syrup
  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 1 1/2 cups berry sugar
Pineapple Sorbet
  1. 1 large whole pineapple, peeled and cored
  2. 2 cups simple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Rhubarb Sorbet
  1. 5 cups diced rhubarb
  2. 1 1/4 cups simple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Watermelon Sorbet
  1. 1/4 medium-sized watermelon, skin and seeds removed
  2. 1 cup simple syrup
  3. 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mango Sorbet
  1. 3 ripe mangoes, peeled
  2. 1/2 cup simple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Instructions
To make Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Yields 2 1/2 cups.
PINEAPPLE SORBET
  1. Cut pineapple into chunks and puree in food processor. Mix 2 1/2 cups pureed pulp with simple syrup and lemon juice. Strain through sieve. Freeze in a 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. When solid, break into pieces and pulse in chilled food processor until smooth. Store in plastic container in freezer for up to 2 weeks.
RHUBARB SORBET
  1. Puree rhubarb in food processor. Strain through sieve or cheesecloth, pressing to extract all of the juice. Discard pulp. Mix juice together with simple syrup and lemon juice and freeze in a 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. Process as for Pineapple Sorbet.
WATERMELON SORBET
  1. Cut watermelon in pieces and puree in food processor. Mix 3 cups of puree with simple syrup and lemon juice. Freeze in a 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. Process as for Pineapple Sorbet.
MANGO SORBET
  1. Cut mango pulp from pit and puree in food processor. Mix 1 3/4 cups mango puree with simple syrup and lemon juice. Strain through sieve. Freeze in 9″x13″ glass baking dish or an ice cream maker. Process as for Pineapple Sorbet
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