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Colombian Aji Picante

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Roxanne 
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 2:39 PM
Subject: aji columbian garlic sauce

I looked thru yr search  is the only one in google??? 

This sauce is served with the columbian empanadas... its an Aji/Picante.. 

has Cilantro jalapeno peppers, onions vinegar and some use tomatoes but most don't 
but I still cant get it right... what is missing  roxann 

Hello Roxanne,

I found no mention of garlic in any of the recipes. See below.


Colombian Aji Picante


1 seeded small red habanero pepper
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped tomato


1. Put the vinegar, water and habanero pepper in a blender for 2 minutes.
2. Place the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Add the vinegar 
and habanero mix to the bowl and mix well.
3. Pour in a glass jar and cover. Refrigerate up to 10 days.
Colombian Aji Recipe


1 c sliced cilantro 
1/4 c water 
1/4 c fresh lemon juice 
2 tsps salt 
1/4 c white vinegar 
10 jalapeno peppers, seeded 
1 1/2 c sliced green onions 


Step #1 In a mixer, lemon juice, green onions, mix jalapenos, water, vinegar, 
cilantro & salt.
Step #2 Blend until smooth; put in the fridge until ready to serve.
Aji- Homemade Colombian Hot Sauce Recipe

Recipe from Jorge Mejia


One bunch of green onions cut in half 
I red pepper 
I large bunch of fresh cilantro 
Juice of 1 yellow lemon 
Hot peppers to taste (jalapeno or bird's eye) 
Salt to taste 
1 level tablespoon of cumin seeds 

Note: You should have roughly the same amount of green onion and cilantro for 
this recipe. 
Method of Preparation:

Wash all ingredients right before using and dry completely before using. 
Mince the onion and cilantro finely, chop the peppers and add to blender 
with a little bit of vinegar and blend. Add lemon, cumin and salt along 
with the onion. Pour into a glass jar that's been completely sterilized 
(boiled in hot water and thoroughly dried) and top up with vinegar. 
It will keep in the fridge for weeks. 
Ají de hierbas

8 porciones

2 ajíes piques
sal al gusto
1/4 de taza de vinagre
2 tallos de cebolla larga
1 cebolla cabezona
1 tomate pelado
2 cucharadas de cilantro


Macerar los ajíes con la sal y echarlos en el vinagre durante 30 minutos.
Picar finamente todos los demás ingredientes y mezlcar.
Ají Pique 

Tiempo de preparación: 15 minutos 
Número de porciones: :8 
Nivel de dificultad: Fácil 
Categoria: Acompañamientos 
Tipo de comida: *Valle, Cauca y Nariño 
Light: No 


10 ajíes majados 
cebolla cabezona picada libra
2 tallos de cebolla larga picada fina 
cilantro de castilla picado fino taza
2 tazas de vinagre 
2 cucharadas de jugo de limón o naranja agria 
2 cucharadas de aceite 
Sal y pimienta al gusto


Se majan los ajíes y se ponen en el vinagre durante unas horas. 
Luego se sacan y en el mismo vinagre se ponen a marinar las cebollas, 
el cilantro, el jugo de limón, el aceite, sal y pimienta.
Puede conservarse por mucho tiempo si está bien tapado, en recipiente 
de vidrio o de madera.  

Seafood Gumbo

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Elizabeth 
To: phaedrus 
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 11:42 AM
Subject: Recipe for Seafood Gumbo

Need a good recipe for seafood gumbo.  Do you have any?  Thanks,

Hello Betty,

Try these:

What's Cooking America




Chocolate Mocha Inside Out Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Verna 
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 1:45 PM
Subject: (no subject)


I hope you can help a few years ago I had a recipe for a chocolate almond inside 
out cake it was 4 layers and you placed all layers together then you cut out a big 
circle going into the 4 layers like a funnel shape then you inverted the cake so 
pushed the circle you removed back into the cake and it gave the cake a interesting 
lines when you cut and served it .
But I lost the book and it was from the California Culinary School I have looked 
every where for this recipe.
Thank you in advance.

Hi Verna,

Well, I could not find a "chocolate almond inside out cake" anywhere, nor could I find any sort of inside-out cake connected with a California Culinary School.

However, I did find that there is a "California Culinary Academy", and that they have a cookbook and in that cookbook is a "chocolate mocha inside/out cake" . I also found a recipe with that name that seems to fit your description.


"Cooking at the Academy: California Culinary Academy"

The recipe for "chocolate mocha inside/out cake" is here:



Dear Phaed

This is the recipe thank you so much it was one of the best cakes I ever had 
also thank you for the cookbook name I am now ordering it.

Bakery Sugar Cookies - Berger Cookies?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Heather 
Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 10:09 AM
Subject: Recipe Request

I am searching for a recipe for a soft sugar cookie similar to the ones sold in 
grocery stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country.  They are very light, 
not browned at all and always have thick frosting on them.  My grandchildren 
love them, but the see to be quite expensive.  They are usually found in the 
bakery section at larger chain grocery. (WalMart, Martins, ECT.  If you have 
it or can find it I would be most appreciative.


Hello Heather,

Well, I don't have such a recipe, and there is no way to find a recipe such as that because there is no unique name or unique ingredient to search by, and there are hundreds of sugar cookies recipes and thousands of Internet pages with the words "sugar cookies" & "recipe" on them.

I did find the below recipe. Try it.


Bakery Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter or butter Crisco
2 t. baking soda
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
a few tablespoons of milk as necessary

Cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer.
Add egg, vanilla and baking soda. Add flour one cup at a time.
Add milk one tablespoon at a time until dough is of rolling consistency.
Roll out and cut into shapes (roll thick).
Bake for 6-7 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet on top shelf of oven at 400 degrees.
(Cookies will look undone on top). Cool and frost.


4 T. softened butter
2 c. powdered sugar
a few T. milk to make frosting spreading consistency

Beat butter in a mixing bowl and add powdered sugar gradually.
Add milk and beat until frosting is a good spreading consistency.

After frosting cookies, sprinkle immediately with colored sugar.
I believe Heather may be looking for Berger Cookies.  They are very big in Maryland.  A recipe is here:
King Arthur Flour

They are light cakey cookies with a thick fudge frosting.

Thanks for your great work.  I love reading your archives!

- Amy 

For photos and more info about Berger Cookies, also see:

Berger Cookies

Maryland Berger Cookies

There is another recipe here:


Quick-Bread Holiday Fruit Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jo 
Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 5:50 PM
Subject: Fruit cake

I'm looking for the recipe for the Holiday Fruit Cake using Pillsbury Date Nut Quick Bread.



Hello Jo,

See below.


Holiday  Fruit  Cake

2 pkg. Pillsbury Quick bread mix - Nut & Date
4 c. milk
1 c. oil
6 eggs
2 c. raisins
2 c. pecans (halves or chopped)
3 c. candied fruit
2 tbsp. allspice (if desired

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Make 10 inch baby loaf pans or 5 big pans.  Combine eggs, 
milk and oil in large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients, stir by hand until combined. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 75-85 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
For top: 
Cut up candied pineapple, cherry, corn syrup.
Holiday  Fruit  Cake  With  Mincemeat    

2 eggs
1/4 to 3/4 c. water
2 pkgs. Pillsbury Quick Bread Mix(date bread or nut bread)
2 2/3 c. (one 28 oz. jar) Non-Such ready to use mincemeat
2 c. nuts, chopped
2 c. candied fruit

Generously grease and flour 10 inch (12 cup) Bundt fluted tube pan. In large bowl combine 
eggs and water. Add - remaining ingredients by hand. Stir until well combined (mixture 
works better if stirred after each addition of ingredients). Pour into prepared pan. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 70 to 80 minutes or until tested in center comes out clean. 
Cool 15 minutes, invert on cooling rack, cool completely. Wrap in foil and store in 


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