Daily Archives April 28, 2015

catalan tomato bread

Catalan Tomato Bread

1 (1 pound) loaf French or Italian bread
1 or 2 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (1/2 pound) ripe tomato, rinsed

Slice loaf in half horizontally. Set halves, cut side upon a 15 x 12-inch baking sheet. Broil about 4inches from heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. If crust side is soft, turn over and toast 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Cut garlic clove in half...

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herbed potatoes

Herbed Potatoes (Batatas con Louro – Portugal)

1 1/2 pounds new potatoes
6 bay leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

Pare a narrow strip around center of each potato. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling. Add potatoes and bay leaves. Heat to boiling; reduce heat...

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avocado and tomato salad

Avocado and Tomato Salad (Ensalada de Guacamole)

6 slices bacon
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 drops red pepper sauce
2 medium avocados, peeled and cubed
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small onion, chopped
Salad greens

Fry bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Mix oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper sauce; pour over avocados...

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fresh corn areapas

Fresh Corn Arepas (Arepas de Choclo – Venezuela)

4 medium ears of corn, or substitute 1 1/2 cup frozen
    corn kernels (defrosted) plus 1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup cornmeal (for arepas*)
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened

*  Brands of areparina, such as Goya, Iberia and Pan, are sold in South American markets in the United States. Extra-fine yellow cornmeal may be substituted.

If usi...

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swedish tea cakes

Swedish Tea Cakes

1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped raisins

Soften yeast in warm water. Sift flour, sugar and salt into mixing bowl. Cut in butter until particles are fine. Add evaporate milk, egg, raisins and yeast to flour and butter mixture. Mix well. Cover...

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