On 24 Feb 2003 at 13:19, KATE wrote:
> Am looking for a recipe for a Greek pastry that calls for shredded
> wheat, honey, walnuts. Once a month a group of us get together and
> cook different foods of different cultures. Mine is Greek. Can you
> help me find a recipe.
> Thank You
Well, I have a couple of recipes for you, but I hope you aren't thinking
that these are made with, like, Nabisco Shredded Wheat.....
These pastries are made with a Greek dough that is only available at Greek
groceries and the like. It's called kataifi dough. It's not exactly shredded
wheat, but it looks like shredded wheat. There's more to it than Nabisco.
Nut-stuffed Shredded Wheat Rolls (Kataifi)
Shredded wheat pastry - kataifi-is one of the least known ingredients in
the Greek kitchen, but it is easy to use and makes everything look unique
1 1/4 pounds unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups coarsely ground walnuts
1 1/2 cups coarsely ground almonds
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 1-pound box Apollo Kataifi pastry, thawed and at room temperature
1. Brush a jelly roll pan with melted butter and set aside. In a large bowl,
combine walnuts, almonds, sugar and cinnamon. Beat the egg with the heavy
cream and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Stir into nut mixture.
2. To prepare shredded wheat rolls, take a handful of the pastry and spread
it out to about 6 inches long. Brush generously with melted butter, place a
tablespoon of nut filling on bottom and roll up tightly, incorporating the
loose ends inwards as you go. Place seamside down on buttered pan, and repeat
with remaining pastry and filling. Brush the tops of the pastries liberally
with remaining melted butter, and bake for 1 hour at 3500F, or until golden
and tender. Remove to a rack and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
3. While kataifi is baking, make the syrup (see below). Spoon the hot syrup
over the rolls. Cover the pan with a towel and let stand for at least three
hours before serving.
Yield: About 24 rolls
These strange pastries look, for all the world, like shredded wheat.
2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp orange zest, grated
1 tbsp brandy (optional)
1 lb pkg. kataifi shredded dough
1 cup clarified butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp lemon juice
To Prepare Filling: In a bowl, mix walnuts, cinnamon, orange zest and
To Assemble: Allow pastry to defrost in refrigerator overnight. Remove a
small amount of kataifi pastry from the package. Loosen the strands and
pat flat to make 3"x5" rectangles. Place 1 tbsp of the filling at the
bottom end of the flattened pastry. Roll up the pastry to enclose the
filling and tuck loose strands into place. Repeat the process until all
the rolls have been formed. Place in a buttered, shallow baking pan
spaced about =" apart. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of melted butter. Bake in the
centre of a 3500 F oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
To Prepare Syrup: Combine syrup ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a
boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and cook at a slow boil for
15 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon hot syrup over hot rolls allowing
time for absorption. Repeat. Cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel and
allow to rest for 2 hours. Serve at room temperature.
Note: Kataifi shredded dough is available from Greek groceries, delis and
many supermarkets. While working, keep unused dough covered with a
slightly damp cloth.
On 26 Feb 2003 at 0:37, Gail wrote:
> I am looking for a recie that is like Wendy's chili? Can you help.
> Thanks Gail
2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
29 oz tomato sauce
29 oz kidney beans (undrained)
29 oz pinto beans (undrained)
1 medium onion (diced)
4 oz chopped green chili
1/4 cup diced celery
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water
Combine all ingredients in Dutch oven; bring to a simmer
over low heat. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes, for 2 to
On 26 Feb 2003 at 20:47, Cathy wrote:
> Dear Phaedrus,
> Is it possible to get the restaurant Bennigan's potato soup recipe? It
> has a thick creamy white sauce, and they add shredded cheese,
> scallions and bacon bits on the top. Thank you. Cathy
Sure. See below.
Bennigan's Ultimate Baked Potato Soup
Yields 8 (1 cup) servings or 4 main dish servings
3 lb all-purpose potatoes, scrubbed and pierced in several places
1 T. stick butter or margarine
1 1/2 C. finely chopped onions
2 T. minced garlic
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
3 C. milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender when pierced. Peel when cool
enough to handle.
Melt Butter in a 4- to 6-quart pot over medium low heat. Stir in onions
and garlic; cover and cook 10 minutes until soft, but not brown. Add 2/3
of the potatoes and mash with a potato masher. Add broth, milk, salt and
pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Cut remaining potatoes in small cubes. Add to soup and stir gently to
reheat. Sprinkle each serving with toppings.
On 27 Feb 2003 at 12:01, Tony wrote:
> My favorite Chili Con Queso has always been the stuff served at
> Monterey House (Little Mexico) in the Houston Area. Can you see if you
> can come up with the recipe? I can't find one place on the web where
> it might be. Thanks in advance for your help! Tony
I could not find the Monterey House recipe. How about Casa Olé ? See below.
Recipe By : Casa Olé and Houston Chronicle, May, 1997
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appetizers Dips
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
5 pounds american cheese -- grated
3 1/4 cups (26 ounces) water -- divided
1 1/2 cup chopped onion (see note)
1 cup each: chopped celery and green bell
-- pepper (see note)
1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeño (see note)
Combine cheese and 3 cups water in the top of a double boiler and
bring to a boil. Stir every 5 minutes. While cheese is melting,
combine onion, celery, bell pepper and jalapeño in saucepan and add
1/4 cup water. Sauté over medium heat until vegetables come to a light
boil. When cheese has melted and is smooth, add vegetables and mix
thoroughly. Simmer 5 minutes. This makes a large amount; recipe could
be cut in half or thirds.
" Another oft-requested recipe from Chronicle files. This is adapted
from the smallest batch Case Olé makes, which calls for 45 pounds of
Note: Amounts are approximate. The file recipe calls for 13 ounces
chopped onion, 9 ounces chopped celery, 10 ounces chopped bell pepper
and 1 3/4 ounces chopped jalapeños.
On 27 Feb 2003 at 11:48, Eileen wrote:
> Dominos used to carry liquid Brown Sugar. I think it was in the late
> 70's. It can in a glass bottle. I haven't seen it in years.
The Domino's website says they don't sell it anymore. I read that sales were
so bad that they dropped it.
You can, however, make your own:
You can heat and mix three parts brown sugar with 1 part water in a pan on
the stove and make your own liquid brown sugar. Keep stirring it to dissolve
the sugar. You could also probably substitute dark corn syrup for the liquid
brown sugar in your recipes and not be able to tell the difference.