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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Danish salad

Ingredients for 4:

1 pack of any pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium carrots
1 small cauliflower
1 bunch green onion
½ lb ham
2 salt herrings fillets

For dressing:
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp whipped cream
½ tsp crushed black pepper

Method:

Boil pasta until ready, dry, and mix thoroughly with olive oil.
Peel carrots. Boil them until half-ready (for about 8 minutes).
Boil cauliflowers for 3-4 minutes (it has to be half-ready too).
Cut carrots, herring, and ham in cubes, and cut cauliflowers and green onions.
Mix well with pasta.
Blend all ingredients for dressing, and mix it well with pasta and other salad ingredients.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Cake "Rotten stump"

Ingredients:

For dough:
1 cup sour cream
¾ cup sugar
2 – 2 ½ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda

For filling:
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup dried black prunes

For crème:
1 ¼ cup thick sour cream
¾ cup sugar
½ cup crushed nuts

Soak dried fruit for 2 hours or until mild, then dry and grate them separately.
Whip cold sour cream with sugar.
Mix flour and baking soda.
Add flour to whipped sour cream, and make thick dough.
Divide the dough into 3 parts.
Roll out every part very thinly (3 millimeters), put different fillings into different dough parts, and roll every part in a long "tube".
Pre-heat the oven to 400º F, put dough rolls on a greased baking sheet, and bake until gold color. Take them out of the oven, and let to cool.
Cut every roll to 1” width slices.
Whip sour cream and sugar for cream together.
Put warm slices with different fillings alternately, not too close together, pour cream over this "mountain", sprinkle with crushed nuts.
Let to sit for at least 3-4 hours, and serve.

Note:
You can add an egg to the dough.
You can use other fillings.
You can decorate it with whipped cream, once the whipped sour cream absorbs.
You can allow the cake to soak up for 2 days, in a refrigerator, of course.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Norwegian Salad

Ingredients for 4:

8 rye bread slices
4 herring fillets
2-3 eggs
1 shallot onion
½ tsp vinegar (or more, if you like)
½ tsp mustard (or more, if you like)
1 tsp sugar (or more, if you like)
Butter or spread to grease the bread
2 tsp parsley greens

Method:

Cut salt herring fillets into cubes.
Peel shallot onions and cut into cubes.
Fry onions with vegetable oil for 1-2 minutes (it should not change color).
Add wine vinegar to eggs, and whip them.
Add eggs to onions, and mix on the skillet, continue cooking with low heating.
Add sugar and mustard to "omelet", and mix well. Continue cooking for 1 minute, and then cool.
Mix this broken omelet and herring fillets cubes. The salad is ready.

To serve, cut rye bread into thin slices, grease every slice with butter, put 3 tbsp of ready salad on the slice, pour with cut parsley greens.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

"Airy" layered salad

Ingredients for 4:

2 large red onions
2 green apples
3 hard-boiled eggs
2 tbsp grated cheese (on your choice)

Method:

Peel onions, slice into very thin rings. If onions are bitter, you can put in a colander and pour with boiling water. Peel and grate apples.
Peel and grate eggs.
Put in a serving plate (or bowl) layer of onions, grease with mayo, then put over this the next layer from grated apples, grease with mayo, then put over this the next layer from grated eggs, grease with mayo.

Continue while ingredients will end.
Pour grated cheese over salad.
Fresh and light salad is ready.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

"Klyazma" Salad

"Klyazma" Salad

Ingredients for 4:

1,25 lb boiled beef
1 carrot
1 shallot onion
1 radish (daikon or black radish)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Mayonnaise on taste

Method:
Peel and grate carrot and onion, and fry with oil for until gold color.
Peel and grate radish.
Cut the meat into small cubes.
Mix all ingredients, and then add mayo and mix all together.

Note:
Klyazma is a river in Central Russia.