Posted at 2:30 pm
Remember me mentioning that I had found a Gooseberry Cookbook the other day for $3? Well, I have already found quite a a few new recipes in it that I can’t wait to try. As I sat and ate on a box of Ethel M Chocoalte’s a friend just sent me today for my birthday that is coming up, I was leafing through the dessert section this new cookbook. The intro to it said this,
“Mama heard this recipe on the radio when I was a little girl in the 1940’s. It’s still one of our family’s favorites.”
Wow, that is just so cool. As I began to read it, it sounded so light and perfect for these hot summer days. Because we have so much cake this weekend, I will wait to make this next week. But had to go ahead and share it should you need a cool dessert for this weekend.
2 eggs, separated and room temperature
2 tables softened butter
3/4 cup flour
2 tables granulated sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup milk
Top with fresh whipping cream
Beat egg yolks in a small bowl. set aside. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a medium size mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together; add flour and continue to cream mixture. Beat in egg yolks, lemon juice and milk; fold in beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into a ungreased 12×8″ baking pan or individual custard cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
(this won’t take as long if using individual custard cups)Center might be a little jiggly when you remove from oven. It will finish setting up after you take from oven.
Top with fresh whipped creams and sliced fresh strawberries (i added the strawberries because I can just see how pretty this will look in individual custard cups with the cream and red strawberries. Oh and maybe a little green mint leaf..or, just the whipped cream! your choice
Posted at 2:18 pm
Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday. When I began to look in the fridge to see what leftovers we had for dinner last night, I saw the leftover rice. IT was still very good. Isn’t it amazing that when you heat leftovers in the microwave they seem to taste better than warming food up in pans? Is it because we don’t have to wash so many dishes that it just makes it taste better? Anyway, we were both so pleased and enjoyed this rice so much, I decided that instead of buying The Rice a Roni or other brands of Spanish Rice, I am just going to make this from now on. Plus I still have about 25 lbs of rice left over from when we were ordering groceries instead of going to the store. Everytime I ordered pasta, the store seemed to be out and they substituted with rice. So if anyone is getting married and needs some rice to be thrown, I’m your girl. I will give it to you free OR…your wedding present from me will be a lifetime supply of rice pilaf, Spanish Rice, Rice&Broccoli or chicken & rice soup. Your choice…anyway, back to the recipe.
1 cup of uncooked rice
2 teas oil
2/3 cup of Stilwell Seasoning blend (found in the frozen section of veggies. It is a combination of celery, green bell pepper and chopped onion) I use this all the time in things like this that need a little of the added veggie blend but don’t want to take the time to chop up all 3 of these)
2 1/2 cups broth. *I used half chicken broth and liquid from processing a can of Rotel Roasted tomatoes with green chilies. Pour the processed tomatoes (I just used my Bullit to process them) into a measuring cup. Add chicken broth to this to equal 2 1/2 cups.
1 teas garlic powder or 2 squares of frozen garlic cloves that you get from Trader Joes or Walmart…i simply love these. So easy to use.
2 teas Adobe Seasoning from Pensky’s Spices
1 teas dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teas oregano
In a skillet (which has a tight fitting lid), add the oil. Heat and add the rice and the veggie blend to the oil. Cook over medium heat until rice begins to lightly turn golden and the onion, bell pepper and celery are well thawed. Add the liquid and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Then turn heat to low and put lid on. Cook for 20-22 minutes or until rice is done. If you need to add more broth to get the rice done, add about 1/4 cup. Remove lid when rice is done and fluff with a fork.