Sunday, May 21, 2006

Strawberry Bavarian- a must for summer

This is a must for summer. Keep this is the freezer for surprise guests, great for a 4th of July party. It make 48 servings
The Strawberry Bavarian

6 baskets fresh strawberries, sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar
12 ounces strawberry gelatin
1 quart boiling water
1 quart strawberry yogurt
2 quarts whipping cream
4 angel food cakes, torn into 1 inch pieces
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
Chill to consistency of unbeaten egg white
Whip gelatin until frothy
Fold in yogurt
Add strawberries
Whip cream stiff
Fold into gelatin mixture
Use 4 tube pans with removable bottoms, or put the mixture in the pans you bought the cake in
Spoon about 3 quarts into each cake pan.
Unmold and garnish with additional whipped cream and strawberries.
Makes 48 servings
Note: 4 -1 pound frozen sweetened sliced strawberries may be used in place of fresh strawberries and sugar

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Cauliflower and Red Bell Pepper Soup

This baby weighted in at 6 1/2 pounds. It made a lot of
Cauliflower and Red Bell
Pepper Soup!!

One pound cauliflower, separated
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
1/2 shredded Swiss cheese
4 tablespoons butter
4 cups chicken stock
1/3 plus 1/2 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
1/2 cup chopped onions
Put cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl with the water and a pinch of salt.
Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 9 minutes.
Place cauliflower in blender with Swiss cheese, 2 tab. butter, and 2 cups chicken stock.
Process until smooth.
Add 1/3 cup of cream and pulse until incorporated.
Season with salt and pepper.
Pour into microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set Aside.
Place peppers in a microwave-safe bowl wih 2 cups of chicken broth and chopped onions.
Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
Place peppers, onions, and stock in blender.
Process until smooth.
Add 1/3 cup heavy cream and remaining 2 tab. butter. Pulse to blend. Pour into microvave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
To serve, heat soups in microwave until hot, about 2 minutes each .
Using two 1 cup measuring cups, each filled three-quarters with soup, pour both soups into soup bowl simultaneously.
Swirl soups together with a toothpick.
Serve hot

Thursday, May 04, 2006

A note to Emily- Banana Brunch Punch

Hi Auntie Ann
I was wondering -- by any chance do you have the recipe for that punch my mom used to make at parties?
Love, Emily
Emily is my niece who lost her mother to leukemia 4 years ago. She is the oldest of 5 siblings. Liza, her mother, was a fabulous cook , wonderful mother and friend. She will always be missed forever.
Hi Emily,
Here is the original recipe:

Banana Brunch Punch (renamed Liza's Punch)

6 Medium bananas
1 can (12 oz.) Frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 can (6 oz. ) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 cups warm water, divided
2 cups sugar, divided
1 can (46 oz) pineapple juice
3 bottles (2 liters each) lemon-lime soda
In a blender or food processor, blend bananas, orange juice and lemonade until smooth. Remove half of the mixture and set aside. Add 1 ½ cups of warm water and 1 cup sugar to mixture in blender, blend until smooth. Place in a large freezer container. Repeat with remaining banana mixture, water and sugar , add to container. Cover and freeze until solid. One hour before serving, take punch base out of freezer. Just before serving, place in a large punch bowl. Add pineapple juice and soda. Stir until well blended. Garnish with orange slices if desired. Yield 16-20 servings (3 quarts)
Side notes: (that are way to many!)
You can actually put all the ingredients together , blend and freeze. (except soda)
Keep punch slushy before you add soda
Also, instead of using sugar, I substituted more bananas, fresh strawberries or frozen.
I used all juices and no water.
I put the liquid in ziplock bags. You can lay them on their side if well shut and then stand them up when frozen. This is for a big crowd. I used this recipe for church functions when they had refreshments for the church after a children's program.
I used lots of bananas (did I say that!!)
When you use strawberries, you can also use strawberry soda or orange soda instead of the lemon-lime
I hope I did not make this to complicated. It is really not a rocket science.
Love always,
Auntie Ann

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