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On 22 Nov 2005 at 0:42, Carol wrote:

> Hi,
> I can't find this recipe anywhere in my books, on line, other people!
> Help:     
> Carol 

Hello Carol,

I could not find a recipe in English. Below is one in Norwegian. Perhaps you know someone who can translate.

I found a statement on one site that "delfiakake" is "marmite cake". "Marmite" is a British product, a spread made from brewer's yeast.... A health food sort of thing. I could not find a recipe for marmite cake.




2 egg
150 g melis
3 ss kakao
2 ss meget sterk kaffe
250 g Delfiafett (kokosfett), smeltet
16 rektangulære, søte kjeks


Pisk egg og melis til eggedosis. Tilsett kakao, kaffe og det smeltede,
avkjølte delfiafettet. Pisk alt godt sammen.

Fôr en 1-liter formkakeform med matpapir i bunn og sider.

Legg først et lag sjokoladekrem i bunnen, så et lag med kjeks, et nytt
lag med sjokoladekrem til alt er oppbrukt. Avslutt med et lag

Pynt kaken med valnøttkjerner og geléfrukter.

Sett kaken i kjøleskap til neste dag. Ta kaken ut av formen, og del 
den i pene skiver på tvers med en skarp, tynn kniv.

Chow Chow

On 21 Nov 2005 at 22:37, Ed wrote:

> I am needing a recipe for making chow-chow.  Some known contents are
> green tomatoes, bell pepper and cabbage. Can U help??
> Ed 

Hello Ed,

Sure. See below.


Old-Fashioned  Chow-Chow

 Ingredients :
 1 qt. green tomatoes, ground
 1 qt. cabbage, ground
 1 qt. bell pepper, chopped
 1 qt. onion, chopped
 1 qt. sugar
 3 jalapeno peppers, ground with bell peppers
 1 qt. vinegar
 5 tbsp. salt, to taste

 Preparation :
    Let mixture boil until it changes color and onion are
 transparent.  Put in hot sterilized jars and seal, following 
 lid directions.
Chow  Chow

 Ingredients :
 4 c. cabbage
 4 c. bell pepper
 4 c. onions
 4 c. green tomatoes
 6 c. sugar
 1 tsp. celery seed
 1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
 2 tbsp. mustard seed
 4 c. vinegar
 2 c. water

 Preparation :
   Grind first 4 ingredients and soak in one cup of salt overnight.
 Rinse with cool water the next morning.  Squeeze all water from the
 ground vegetables.  Mix last 6 ingredients with the vegetables.
 Cook about 5 minutes.  Pour into jars and seal.
Chow  Chow

 Ingredients :
 2 med. heads cabbage
 5 lg. onions
 3 green bell peppers
 1 qt. green tomatoes
 1 red hot pepper
 1/2 bunch celery (do not put in salt
 1 tbsp. turmeric
 2 c. sugar
 1 qt. water
 1/2 c. pickling salt
 3 tbsp. mustard
 1 qt. vinegar

 Preparation :
    Chop all ingredients fine, add pickling salt with enough water to
 cover.  Let stand for 3 hours; drain.  Mix mustard, turmeric, sugar
 and vinegar.  Bring to boil.  Add vegetables (except celery) and
 boil 10 minutes.  Add celery.  Pack in jars and process in water
 bath for 15 minutes.
Hot  Chow  Chow

 Ingredients :
 1/2 gal. chopped up cabbage
 1/2 gal. chopped up green tomatoes
 1 qt. chopped bell peppers (some red
    for color)
 2 1/2 c. vinegar
 2-3 c. sugar (just 2 c. if you want
    it hotter)
 1 c. chopped up hot pepper for mild
 2 c. hot pepper if you like it hot
    (some red for color)
 2 c. chopped onions
 2 c. water
 1/2 c. salt (not iodized)

 Preparation :
    Mix all together to almost boiling.  Put in hot clean jars and seal.

Farina Cake

On 21 Nov 2005 at 11:37, Kathy wrote:

> Dear Phaedrus,
> I am looking for a recipe for what my mother-in-law called "farina
> cake." It is really more like a cookie. It is made by making a thick
> farina and adding lemon zest (and possibly cinnamon). The farina is
> then cooled, cut in squares, dipped in egg, then crackers and fried.
> They are set on paper towel lined plate to cool, then dusted with
> powdered sugar. My mother-in-law is old and very ill, so her memory is
> not reliable (and she uses very vague general instructions), and the
> recipe is not written down anywhere. I would appreciate any help you
> could give. Thank you!
> Sincerely, 
> Kathy

Hi Kathy,

There are several different kinds of farina cakes, but the one below is the only one I could find that fit your description.


Italian  Farina  Cake

 Ingredients :
 4 c. milk
 1 c. sugar
 3/4 c. farina (or cream of wheat)
 1 egg
 Salt to taste
 Almond extract
 Lemon extract (to taste)
 Lemon rind, grated (if desired)

 Preparation :
    Mix farina, sugar, salt and milk; bring to a boil.  Lower heat
 and cook slowly stirring constantly until thick.  Cook for 15
 minutes and add egg and extracts.  Beat well and then pour
 into a greased cake pan or platter and let stand several
 hours until cold.  Take 2 eggs, beat them and have ready crushed
 soda cracker crumbs. Slice cold mixture into squares or diamonds;
 dip in egg mixture and roll in the cracker crumbs.  Fry in 1/2
 butter and 1/2 margarine until light brown being careful not to 
 burn them. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


On 22 Nov 2005 at 10:55, Bruno wrote:

> hi uncle phaedeus,
> can you please find me a recipe for halava?  I would really appreciate
> it.
> thank you, bruno

Hello Bruno,

See below.



1 cup farina (cream of wheat)
1/2 cup butter
11/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
handful golden raisins, or dates, or frozen blueberries or whatever you want.

1. Mix water and sugar and bring to a boil.
2. Melt butter in a pan. Toss in grains, stirring constantly at a 
low heat for 20-25 minutes until golden in color.
3. Add grain by single spoonfuls to water and sugar, which should 
be simmering. When all grain is added, toss in whatever fixings 
you decided on and keep on fire for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring
continuously. Remove and serve hot

Hansel Pudding

On 21 Nov 2005 at 23:08, Gaye wrote:

> My grandmother, who was from the Alsace area of France, used to make
> this dessert every year for our Christmas Eve dinner. It had chopped
> maraschino cherries, unflavored gelatin, a lady finger or vanilla
> wafer crust, and was served with whipped cream and a cherry on top. I
> remember it being very light and delicate, with a consistency of a
> light bodied cheesecake. She was born in the late 1800s, and was still
> serving this when I grew up in the 50s and 60s. It was my fathers
> favorite, and mine too! Thanks for any and all help.
> Gaye 

Hello Gaye,

See below.


Hansel Pudding 

1 (1/4  ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin  
1/2  cup cold water  
5  eggs, separated  
1  cup sugar  
1  cup milk  
1  cup vanilla wafer crumbs  
1  cup chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans  
1  cup chopped maraschino cherries  
 whipped cream (optional)  

10 servings 

Combine the gelatin and cold water and let stand 5 minutes. 
Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Combine egg yolks, 
sugar, and milk in top of a double boiler. Cook stirring constantly 
until thickened, about 20 minutes. stir in the gelatin and vanilla 
wafer crumbs and cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly; cool. 
Stir in nuts and cherries. 
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff; fold into the 
pudding mixture. Spoon into a lightly-greased 9-inch square glass 
pan and chill until set, about 2 hours. Spoon into individual 
serving dishes and garnish with whipped cream and a whole cherry, 
if desired. 
(From Southern Living)


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