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RECIPE 32: Two Ingredient Beer Bread

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                      Two Ingredient Beer Bread

This is the simplest bread you can imagine. The loaves look rather rustic, but they’re delicious, especially hot and with a smear of butter. Only two ingredients — and no kneading! You can try different beers for different flavors. We like it made with Budweiser.

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Serving Size: 1
Cuisine: American
Main Ingredient: Bread
Categories: Easy, Bread

-= Ingredients =-
2 2/3 cups Self-Rising Flour
12 ounces Beer

-= Instructions =-
Preheat oven to 375. Grease a loaf pan.

Combine the flour and beer in a large bowl until flour is completely moistened. Pour into greased loaf pan.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

Cool in pan five minutes before removing to cool completely.
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RECIPE 31: Tres Leches 'Three Milks' Cake

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                    Tres Leches ‘Three Milks’ Cake

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Serving Size: 10
Main Ingredient:
Categories: Easy, Cake, Desserts

-= Ingredients =-
5 ea Eggs ; Separated
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Self-Rising Flour
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 ea 14 ounce Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 ea 12 ounce Evaporated Milk
1 cup Milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Meringue Frosting
3 ea Egg Whites
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
to taste Fresh Mint Sprigs ; Optional
1/2 pint Strawberries ; Halved
1/2 pint Strawberries ; Hulled Sliced

-= Instructions =-
1. Grease and flour a 8 x 12 inch pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Separate 5 eggs, and beat the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add 1 cup sugar to the egg whites, beating constantly. Add the yolks one by one, beating well after each addition. Stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla. Sift the flour, and stir it into the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 20 minutes, or until done. Cool.

3. Blend the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Pour this syrup over the cooled cake until the cake can absorb no more syrup. Usually, you’ll have a bit more than half of the syrup remaining.

4. Beat 3 egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form.  Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Frost the cake.

5. Refrigerate cake before serving.

6. Garnish with halved berries and mint, if desired. Serve with sliced berries.

7. Serve cold.

NOTES : It is a delicious cake with a special syrup on it, and a meringue frosting.  This cake requires refrigeration, and is served cold.
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Dinner at Victoria & Albert's, July 13, 2007

Victoria & Albert’sOn Friday, July 13, 2007, I dined at Victoria & Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel in Orlando Florida.

Victoria & Albert’s is an elite, intimate and elegant eatery recognized by the nation’s top food critics. This very-special-occasion romantic Victorian retreat offers nightly harpists, lavish décor, personalized menus and a long-stem rose for each lady. An exceptional prix fixe menu paired with world-class wines is prepared daily. Luxury ingredients and sheer artistry make any meal here a memory to cherish.

After nearly an hour’s worth of travel via Disney cartage (trams, buses, and monorails (oh my!)) in sweltering heat and humidity from my resort, I arrived at the stunningly-beautiful Grand Floridian Hotel about 15 minutes before my reservation, so I refreshed myself in the beautiful, cool, and comfortable lobby and let the worries of my journey ease before heading up to the second floor and the discreet entrance of the restaurant.

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RECIPE 30: Tofu Bourguignon

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                           Tofu Bourguignon

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Serving Size: 4
Main Ingredient:
Categories: Vegetarian, Vegetables, Main Dish

-= Ingredients =-
2 pound Firm Tofu ; Cut Into 1 In. Squares
1 1/2 cup Dry Red Wine
1/4 cup Tamari
4 Garlic Cloves ; Pressed
as needed Water
2 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 cup Onions ; Sliced
4 cup Mushrooms ; Sliced
4 Bay Leaves
1 teaspoon Thyme
1 teaspoon Tarragon
4 tablespoon Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

-= Instructions =-
Place the pieces of tofu in a large, shallow dish. Mix together the wine, tamari, and garlic. Pour the mixture over the tofu, add water as need to cover it, and let it marinate for at least one hour. If the tofu is going to marinate for more than an hour, place in the refrigerator.

Place the marinated tofu on a well-oiled cookie sheet, reserving the marinade. Bake at 375F for 35-45 minutes or until crispy and brown. Turn the tofu over once during the baking so that it browns on both sides.

While the tofu bakes, heat the oil in a large pan and slowly saute the onions. When the onions are almost tender, add the mushrooms and the herbs.  Saute for a few minutes more. Add the flour and mix well. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in a little of the marinade. Continue stirring until a paste is formed. Return the pan to the heat and slowly add the remaining marinade, stirring constantly. Add the baked tofu and simmer until thickened.

Serve over pasta, rice or millet.

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