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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Perfect Brownies!

A "Perfect Brownie" with Cherry Pie Filling on top
Here is the recipe we discovered in a lovely old cookbook put out by Proctor & Gamble in 1956 called Creative Cooking made easy - The Golden Fluffo Cookbook

Chewy Squares For Everyone's Delight

(makes 16 2 1/4 - inch squares)

1/2 cup Fluffo ( I use Crisco shortening)
2 1/2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sifted enriched floour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt Fluffo and chocolate together.
Blend sugar and eggs and stir into melted chocolate mixture.
Beat in combined dry ingredients.
Stir in nuts and vanilla.
Pour batter into a 9-inch square pan rubbed with Fluffo and bake at 350*F for 30 minutes.
Cut into squares while warm.

If you don't have squares of chocolate in the house you can substitute:
3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder + 1 Tablespoon butter = 1 square chocolate

Monday, October 8, 2012

Irish Scalloped Tuna Casserole


Nothing in the house but...

CANNED TUNA or SALMON, 1 7-ounce can
UNCOOKED POTATOES, pared and thinly sliced, 2 1/2 cups
Butter or margarine, 3 Tablespoons
Flour, 3 Tablespoons
Milk, 1 1/2 cups
Minced Onion, 1 medium
Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper to taste
Minced green pepper, 1 Tablespoon (Optional... but I wouldn't go without it as it adds a LOT to the flavor)
Minced parsley, (optional), 1 Tablespoon

Boil poatoes in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in saucepan; blend in flour. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Add onion, salt , pepper, green pepper, and parsley. Arrange potatoes and fish (flaked and boned) in alternate layers in buttered casserole. Pour sauce over al. Bake in moderate oven 40 minutes. THIS MAKES A FINE UNEXPECTED-COMPANY DISH FOR 4 to 5.

Recipe comes from Potluck Cookery by Beverly Pepper - Delightful ways to make a Royal meal from leftovers or whatever you have on hand. Copyright 1955