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Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 9:32 AM
Subject: Find the name.
could you please find me the name of a recipe for a casserole made with,
Lamb or Mutton and vegetables please
I think it has seven letters which starts with n -----n and ends with n
Good luck and thankyou
I found this today. The dish is NAVARIN of Lamb. See recipe below.
Navarin of Lamb (Navarin D' Agneau)
Reader's Digest Mediterranean Cookbook/Tess Mallos
2 tablespoons oil
900 g/ 2 lb boneless leg of lamb, cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons plain flour
225 ml/8 fl oz chicken stock
2 tablespoons tomato puree
125 ml/4 fl oz dry white wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
freshly ground black pepper
bouquet garni (2 sprigs each thyme and parsley and 1 bay leaf, tied together)
6-8 small whole onions
3 small turnips, peeled and quartered
12 baby carrots, scraped
115 g/4 oz peas
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
crusty bread, to serve
1 Preheat the oven to 160 C/325 F/gas mark 2. Heat the oil in a heavy
frying pan over a medium-high heat and brown the lamb in batches. Transfer
the lamb to a casserole as it browns. Add the chopped onion and garlic to
the pan and cook gently over low heat for about 10 minutes until the onion
is soft. Stir in the flour and cook until lightly coloured. Add the stock
and wine, stirring until the sauce thickens and bubbles. Stir in the tomato
puree, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over the lamb and add the bouquet garni.
Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
2 Peel the whole onions and cut a cross in the root ends. Add onions, turnips
and carrots to casserole dish, cover and bake for about 1 hour until the
vegetables are tender, adding the peas after 30 minutes. Discard the bouquet
garni, sprinkle with parsley and serve straight from the casserole with crusty
Subject: More on Naughty Child Pie
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:27 PM
OK, Phaed, here is what I found out:
I did a search on Elmore Leonard and found his website, which has its
own search engine, found the following reference to the subject pie.
It was apparently a chat room type discussion with someone close to
Leonard and someone writing in. This may explain it: (They are talking
about the upcoming movie they are making from the book, Tishomingo
Blues, and who will be in the cast.)
"....I think the cast sounds great. Who will play Loretta? I want the
recipe for Naughty Child Pie. Have looked on the net for it with no
luck. Can you help me? Is it a real pie or is it referring to some
sort of symbolic child porn?"
"Elmore and I attended the Jackson Muster in Summer 2000, the largest
civil war reenactment in the Midwest. In the program, Elmore saw,
under the pie contest entries, a reference to "Naughty Child Pie"
a green tomato pie as outlined in the book. The pie came in second
in the contest. He used the name. He did not know about the origins
or meaning of that name. He just liked its sound. That's the way he
is. If the contest winner had some secret meaning, we don't know."
Check out the Jackson Muster link at:
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:24 PM
Subject: Polish wedding cake.
Do you have any knowledge of a Polish Wedding Cake?
The only information I have been given is that it is a very light
sponge-type cake covered with fresh cream. I need one large cake
to cut into 80 portions. Dreadfully inadequate information I'm
afraid but I live in hope. Thank you for being there. Joan
Polish Wedding customs
According to traditional Polish wedding customs, what is served is a kind of sweet bread called "kolacz"
denoting a kind of sweet loaf in which the dough had been twisted into an ornamental shape. Loaves of this
kind of bread were eaten especially at weddings. See the recipe below.
Wedding Cake - Kolacz Weselny
2 (1/4 oz) pkg., active dry yeast ( 2 tbsp)
1 c Sugar
1/4 c Warm water
1 c Unsalted butter or margarine, room temperature
1 pt Warm milk (2 cups)
6 1/2 c All purpose flour
1 pn of Salt
4 c Milk
2 lb Dry cottage cheese or farmer's old-fashioned white cheese(4cups)
4 Egg yolks
2 c Granulated sugar
1 tb Vanilla Sugar (or vanilla plus sugar)
This very old recipe is famous for the artistic, decorative sculpture
arranged on top. The picture in the cookbook has the upper outer edge
circled with a braid of dough and cutouts of ducks arranged flat on the
Prepare Cheese Filling; set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and
1 Tbsp sugar in 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes until foamy.
Place 1 cup sugar, butter or margarine and eggs in large bowl. Beat until
pale and fluffy. Add yeast mixture, 1 pint milk, 2 cups flour and salt.
Beat until well blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft
dough. Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface. Clean and grease bowl.
Knead dough until smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl, turning
to coat all sides.
Cover with a clean damp cloth and let rise in a warm place, free from
drafts, until doubled in bulk. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease side and
bottom of a 10 inch spring form pan. Divide dough into thirds. Using
your hands, gently press 1/3 of dough evenly over bottom and side of
pan. Evenly spread Cheese Filling over dough lined pan. On a lightly
floured surface, roll out another 1/3 of dough to a 10 inch circle.
Place over Cheese Filling. Gently pat with your hands. Using a pastry
brush, lightly brush milk over top of dough. Cut remaining 1/3 dough
in 4 even pieces. Shape 3 pieces into long ropes. Braid ropes; apply
to outer edge of cake. Using remaining dough, cut desired figures with
various cutters of form shapes with your hands. Arrange figures on top
of dough as desired. Lightly brush with milk. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or
until golden brown. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes on a rack. Remove pan
side; cool completely on rack. Makes 1 (10 inch) cake.
Cheese Filling: With a grinder or food processor, process cheese. Do not
puree or over process. Place egg yolks, sugar and Vanilla Sugar in a large
bowl. Beat until pale and creamy, at least 10 minutes. Add ground cheese,
a little at a time, while beating. Beat until smooth.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:17 PM
Subject: yugoslavian small cakes and cookies
> Please let me know if I would be able to get a hold of the following
> recipes: Tulumbe ( was told is similar to sponge cake filled and very
> sweet); Pufke (egg white puffs); Vasiona(light brown cookie with jelly in
> between);Praska cookies (peach cookies).
> Please send me the info.
> Thanks so much.
I was not able to find recipes for pufke, for vasional, or for praska. I
was only able to find one recipe for tulumbe, and it is in Yugoslavian. See
below. Hope you can translate it.
Update 2013: Praska (peach cookies) recipes here: 01/27/04 and 03/20/03
There is a tulumbe recipe here in English: European Food at About.com
400 gr brasna
1,5 kg secera
1 l ulja
1 kafena soljica ulja
prasak za pecivo
spric za tulumbe
Prosejati 400 gr brasna i pomesati sa praskom za pecivo.
Staviti 0,5 l vode i soljicu ulja da provri, pa preliti time pripremljeno
brasno. Promesati varjacom, pa ostaviti da se prohladi.
Dodati 5 jaja i umesiti glatko testo.
Staviti ulje da se zagreje, napuniti spric i prziti tulumbe.
Kada sve tulumbe budu isprzene, treba ih preliti saftom koji se pravi na
1,5 kg secera i 1,5 l vode se prokuva, zatim se doda 1 limun isecen na
kolutove i vanilin secer.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 4:14 PM
Subject: (no subject)
Candy popcorn in different colors is very popular in Puerto Rico.
I would like to find a receipe to make this colorful treat.
Could you help please.
I had no luck at all finding a Puerto Rican colored candy popcorn recipe or any colored candy popcorn recipe.
I did find colored popcorn recipes and colored popcorn ball recipes. See below. Also, this site:
has some tasty popcorn recipes.
Food paste (any color desired - from a craft or cake decorating supply store)
Add food coloring to a pan of melting butter.
When the colored butter is melted, pour it over the popcorn as usual
Colored Popcorn Balls
12 cups popped popcorn
1.5 oz flavored gelatin (any color Jello powder)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Put gelatin, sugar and syrup into a pot. Heat & stir to dissolve.
Bring to a rolling boil. Pour over popcorn in a large bowl (you can
lightly salt popcorn first if you like). Stir until all popcorn is
coated. Form into balls with lightly buttered hands (I spray with Pam!).
Makes about a dozen popcorn balls.
Use whatever color suits the occasion. For Halloween use orange Jello.
You can put `faces' on your popcorn balls with candy. For Christmas make
a bowl full of red & green balls. For Easter use pastel colors.