Pastry Ingredients 2.5 cups blender ground nuts (1/2 pistachios and 1/2 almonds), reserve 2 T 1 T. sugar 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ground cloves 1 lb phyllo dough 2–3 sticks unsalted butter (NOT margarine, etc.), melted and clarified, (or equivalent amount of ghee). Sauce Ingredients Make sauce while phyllo layers are baking) 1 cup … Read more

Chocolate Chile Cake

Chocolate Chile Cake ECU Gourmet Club friend 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour (not self-rising) 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsweetened, non-alkalized cocoa powder 2 cups water 2 tablespoons New Mexico medium ground red chile (Dixon is best) 1 … Read more

Ground Nut Soup

Ground nuts are an important dietary staple in Ghana. Ground nut soup is perhaps the signature dish of Ghanaian cuisine. It is a hearty main course and very filling. The ground nut is really a legume. The ground nuts grow on the roots of the ground nut plant. To harvest the ground nuts, Ghanaian farmers … Read more

Thai Peanut Sauce

This recipe is from the ECU Gourmet Club 3/2/2002 One large yellow onion One large piece of fresh ginger…2 or 3 ounces Two cloves garlic (we use more) 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter (normal works just fine) 1/2 teaspoon cayenne One tablespoon soy sauce Sesame oil Two tablespoons brown sugar (we … Read more

Rabbit Hill Inn Oatmeal-Molasses Bread

Source: Dairy Hollow House Soup and Bread Cookbook, Crescent Dragonwagon Makes 2 loaves This recipe is a very consistent bread recipe ideal for beginners.  It takes 4 ½ hours from start to finish. 2 cups boiling water 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal 1 ½ tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon active dry yeast ½ cup lukewarm spring … Read more

Salad of Tender Greens with Sweet Peppery Blackberry Vinaigrette

Source: Passionate Vegetarian, Crescent Dragonwagon 8-10 cups tender spring mix salad, washed and dried ¼ cup of Sweet-Peppery Blackberry Vinaigrette (recipe follows) 1 cup fresh, whole, unbruised blackberries rinsed and set on paper towel to dry (frozen blackberries that have been thawed with juice reserved may be substituted if fresh are not available) ½ cup … Read more

Tomato Pie

Source: Taste of the Ozarks, Serves 8 generous “pie slice” sized servings This dish does NOT re-heat well, so please prepare it as close to time as possible. 1 9-inch pie crust (par baked as per directions below) 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 3 tablespoons basil, fresh, chopped and divided 3 tomatoes, red ripe, … Read more

Round Steak Smothered in Brown Gravy, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Onions

Source: Passionate Vegetarian, Crescent Dragonwagon Serves 6 or 4 very hearty portions Note: The roux for this recipe can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to 2 days. The roux takes about 45 – 75 minutes to prepare and cannot be hurried. 1 tablespoon butter Cooking spray 2 medium onions, sliced vertically into … Read more

New Potatoes with Three-Cheese Fondue

Source: Makes about 80 potato pieces for dipping Three-Cheese Fondue   2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 ounces) 1/2 cup (packed) grated Gruyère cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces) 1/4 teaspoon … Read more