Chocolate Ribbon Pie

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Ingrients & Directions

4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese;
2 tb Sugar
1 tb Milk
1 8-oz tub Cool Whip?; thawed
-& divided
1 6-oz or 9 in prepared
-chocolate flavored crumb
2 c Cold milk
2 pk (4 oz) JELL-O Chocolate
-Flavor Instant Pudding &
-Pie Filling

Beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in large bowl until
smooth. Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping. Spread on bottom
of crust.

Pour 2 cups milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire
whisk 2 minutes. (Mixture will be thick.) Pour over cream cheese

Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Just before serving, spread
remaining whipped topping over pudding layer. Garnish with shaved
chocolate or chocolate curls.

8 servings

Jerusalem Post Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions

150 g Cookies; (1.25 cups of
1/4 c Chopped walnuts/pecans
100 g Unsalted butter
1 pn Cinammon and/or ginger;

500 g Cream cheese; (5% fat)
1/2 c Plain yoghurt; (1.5% fat)
3/4 c Sugar
2 tb Flour
2 Eggs; (separated)
Lemon rind & vanilla to

1 1/2 c Plain yoghurt; (1.5% fat)
3 tb Sugar
1 ts Vanilla

This recipe was printed in the Jerusalem Post about 4 years ago. There was
also a full fat recipe but a friend tried it and it was just too rich to
really have fun with. It does take a bit of time to make but if you do
other things in between it is well worth the time and effort.

Crust: Preheat oven to 160?C. Crush cookies. Chop nuts. Melt butter. Mix
well. Lightly grease a 23cm pan. Press mix on bottom and 2.5 cm up sides.
Bake for 10 mins. Allow to cool.


Beat cheese and yoghurt together on slow speed. Gradually beat in sugar.
Beat in egg yolks, flour and lemon rind. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl
beat egg whites till stiff. Fold into mix. Pour carefully into cooled
crust. Bake for 45 minutes or till firm in centre. Remove from oven and
cool for 15 minutes. Raise oven to 200?C.


Pour off all water from yoghurt. Mix all ingredients together. Pour onto
cooled cake avoiding the crust. Bake for 7 mins or till topping has firmed.
Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2
hours before serving.

1 Servings

Jello Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 pk Strawberry jello 4 serv
1 pk Cake mix-white NOT yellow

1 Envelope dream whip mix
1 sm Package ins.van.pudding mix
1 1/2 c Cold milk
1 ts Vanilla

Dissolve jello in 3/4 c boiling water. Add 1/2c cold water and set aside at
room temp.

Mix and bake cake as directed in 9 x 13 pan. Cool 20-25 mins. Poke holes in
cake with end of wooden spoon, about 1 1/2 inches apart. With cup, slowly
pour jello mixture into holes.

Refrigerate cake and prepare topping. In chilled bowl, blend whipped
topping mix, pudding, cold milk and vanilla til stiff, 3-8 minutes.

Immediately frost cake. Store in frig and serve chilled.


24 Servings

Jell-o Poke Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 White or yellow cake mix
-(two layer)
(baked and cooled)
1 c Boiling water
1 pk Jell-O (any flavor – 4
-serving size)
1/2 c Cold water

FROM THE KITCHEN OF: Gary & Margie Hartford [Eugene, Oregon]

Thawed whipped topping or prepared frosting

Place cake layers, top sides up, in two clean 8″ or 9″ layer pans; prick
each cake wht large two pronged fork at 1/2 inch intervals. Dissolve
gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water and spoon over cake layers. Chill
4 hours. Dip one pan in warm water for 10 seconds; unmold onto serving
plate. Frost. Unmold second layer; place on first layer. Frost.
Refrigerate. Garnish as desired.

6 Servings

Jar Cakes

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Ingrients & Directions

Ever baked cakes in canning jars? It’s neat! ANY quick bread-type cake
can be baked in canning jars.

I usually bake one jar first — you have to know how high the batter
rises. I usually fill ONE jar 1/2 full then bake it to see how high it
rises, then go from there. You don’t want the cake to come out of the top
of the jar, only to within 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the lip of the jar. Write
it down on your recipe (how far you filled the jars)! Once you’ve
established how high the cake rises, you can go from there. The first time
around is a bit tricky because you won’t know how many jars you’ll need.
MOST of the recipes I’ve tried I end up using around 8. Sterilize as many
jars as you think you’ll need and go from there. Make sure your LIDS are
new, the rings don’t have to be As the jars do seal, the cakes are as moist
as the day you put them into the jars–sometimes MORESO.

The baking times will vary — the moistness of each cake recipe will
determine the time. MOST of the recipes I’ve tried bake in 35-40 minutes.
Start checking the cakes at 25- 30 minutes and go from there.

YES, the cakes DO slide easily out of the jars IF you use the jars I’ve
listed. They’re Ball 12-oz Quilted Crystal Canning Jars (#14400-81400).
They can be found at most grocery stores (at least here in California) next
to the pectin and other canning supplies. Also, I’ve seen the 12 oz
straight-sided (plain) jars (# ?) at Smart & Final. The plain jars work
fine too but they’re not as pretty and you have to make your own
labels–the jars I use come with decorative labels. One IMPORTANT tip–get
your jars NOW! Once summer’s over with they’re very hard to find. Also,
when you can, ask for the jars back, they’re NOT cheap. Most folks don’t
mind returning them though, they usually want refills! G

There will be a little condensation on the lids and some in the jars so
when you seal them it’s trapped inside. Don’t worry about getting the water
off of the lids before placing them onto the jars, the added moisture
doesn’t hurt the cakes in the slightest. Quick bread-type cakes work best,
I’ve found that lighter cakes tend to fall when the jars seal.

I’m trying to address every question that’s been asked of me before, I
HOPE I’ve done that. If I’ve missed anything or if anyone has any
questions, don’t hesitate to ask. These make WONDERFUL Christmas gifts and
you cn start NOW! Single friends really appreciate these because each jar
makes enough for one or two people. I’ll post the recipes I’ve made in my
next notes. Try them, they’re FUN and delicious to boot! Be right back with
a few more tips…

Several folks have asked me how long the cakes can be safely stored…I’m
not sure. The longest I’ve been able to keep them (without getting eaten)
is 6 months. The jars DO seal, just like any canned good. You don’t have to
refrigerate the jars, just keep them in a COOL, dark, dry place. I’ve only
had 6 jars go bad on me and that was my fault…put them in a cupboard that
got too hot and the seals broke. I now check the jars at least once a week
by pushing down on the lid (in the middle); if the lid moves up and down,
that means the seal has broken. If you’ve checked the jars frequently, more
than likely they’re safe to eat; otherwise, toss the cake. I’ve been making
cakes in canning jars for over 3 years and haven’t poisoned anyone so far.
:) If you give the jars away, be sure to tell the person to check the jar
periodically (if they plan on storing it for any length of time).

Not only are the cakes tasty, they’re very pretty to decorate. A hot glue
gun is INVALUABLE! You cn glue on dried flowers, ribbons, dough-art …you
name it, it can be glued onto the lid, ring and side of the jar. I usually
cut out a piece of cloth (about 3 inches larger in circumference than the
lid), using pinking shears (so the cloth doesn’t unravel), place a wad of
cotton or batting in the center of the lid (take the ring off — the jar
lid should be sealed by now), then place the piece of cloth on top and
replace the ring. Decorate to your heart’s desire!

There are probably a few more tips I’ve forgotten…if anyone has any
questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Don’t limit yourself to the recipes I’ve
given you…ANY quick-bread type cake cn be baked in canning jars. Lighter
cakes tend to fall once the jar seals.

Be right back with the first recipe…

Linda/BDT Burbank, CA (USA)

1 Servings

Jam-filled Chocolate Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 c Butter or Marg., softened
2 c Sugar
4 Eggs, separated
1 c Mashed Potatoes, room temp.
1 c Ground Almonds
4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
1/2 c Milk

: H
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c Cake Flour
2 ts Baking Powder
1 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1/8 ts Ground Cloves
1/2 c Apricot Preserves

: Orange Marmalade


6 tb Butter or Marg., softened
3 c Confectioners’ Sugar
1/4 c Strong Coffee, cooled
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1 ts Vanilla

~-GARNISH———; ?
: H
: Blanched Almonds

Melt the unsweetened chocolate and cool. Melt the preserves or orange
marmalade. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease and flour an
8-inch springform pan; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar
until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks; mix well. Mix in potatoes, almonds,
chocolate, milk and vanilla. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder,
cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add to chocolate mixture; mix well. In medium
bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter. Pour into
prepared pan and smooth batter with spatula. Place on rack in center of
oven; bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center
comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on rack; let cool 10 minutes.
Remove sides of pan and let cool to room temperature. Using serrated knife,
cut into 2 layers. Spread 2 layer with preserves and cover with second
layer. Spread sides and top with Cinnamon Mocha Frosting. Garnish with
blanched almonds.

Cinnamon Mocha Frosting: In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in
coffee, chocolate (which has been melted and cooled), cinnamon and vanilla.
Refrigerate until firm enough to spread easily, about
15 minutes.

1 Servings

Jalapeno Grit Cakes With Shrimp And Sausage

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Ingrients & Directions

2 c Water
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Quick-cooking grits
1 1/2 tb Minced seeded jalapeno
1 1/2 tb Butter
1 lb Uncooked medium shrimp;
-peeled, deveined
8 oz Andouille sausage or other
-fully cooked spicy smoked
-sausage; (such as hot
-links), diced
3/4 c Whipping cream
1/2 c Canned low-salt chicken
1/2 c Freshly grated Parmesan
Chopped fresh chives

Combine water and salt in medium sauce pan. Bring to boil. Gradually whisk
in grits. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer until tender and almost
all liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Uncover;
stir until all liquid is absorbed, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir
in jalapenos. Season with pepper. Let stand until just cool but not set,
stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Drop grits mixture by generous 1/4 cupfuls onto nonstick baking sheet
forming 6 mounds. Press with fingertips to form 2-inch rounds. Let stand at
room temperature until firm, about 1 hour. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover
baking sheet with plastic; refrigerate.)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake cakes uncovered until hot, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and
sausage; saute until shrimp are opaque in center, about 3 minutes. Using
slotted spoon, transfer shrimp and sausage to plate. Add cream and broth to
skillet; stir until lightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add cheese; simmer
until cheese melts and sauce is thick, about 2 minutes. Return shrimp and
sausage to skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Place 1
grit cake on each of 6 plates.

Spoon sauce over grit cakes, dividing equally. Sprinkle with chives and

6 Appetizer

Italian Rum Cake #2

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Ingrients & Directions

3 Egg yolks
1 c Sugar
2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
2 c Milk
1/2 Lemon, Grated peel only
1 c Butter, room temperature
4 Eggs
3/4 c Sour cream
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1/4 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Dark rum

Preheat oven to 350~F. Beat the yolks and 1/4 cup sugar together in a
mixing bowl and slowly add 1/4 cup flour. Meanwhile, place the milk in a
small pot and bring to the brink of boiling. Slowly pour the milk over the
yolk mixture, then pour the whole thing back into the pot. Place over
medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
Remove from the heat and mix in the lemon peel. Scrape into a plastic
container, cover and place in the refrigerator to chill. Running your mixer
at high speed, cream butter and remaining sugar together in a mixer fitted
with a paddle. Add the eggs 1 at a time, waiting until the previous 1 has
been absorbed. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Add vanilla,
nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Decrease the speed to medium, add remaining
flour and mix an additional minute. Scrape the batter into a 1-quart round
or rectangular cake pan, leaving 1/2-inch space at the top. Place on the
middle rack of the oven for 50-to-60 minutes. The cake is done when the
surface cracks and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove cake from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before unmolding onto
rack. When the cake is completely cool, slice it into 6 layers. Place the
first layer on a cake platter and sprinkle with some of the rum. Cover the
layer with some of the custard mixture. Place the second layer on top of
the custard, sprinkle with rum and cover with more custard. Continue until
the cake is assembled. Lightly spread the custard all over the surface of
the cake. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

10 Servings

Italian Rum Cake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 1/2 lb Pound cake
8 c Vanilla custard, either
-homeade or from mix
1 c Dark rum, combined with 1/2
-cup cherry brandy
2 c Milk
1/4 c Sugar
1/4 c Unsweetend cocoa
2 tb Unbleached all-purpose flour

Choose a deep 8-cup dish or bowl (such as a trifle bowl). Cut pound cake
into 1/4 inch slices. Cover the bottom of the bowl with a layer of pound
cake. Generously douse the cake pieces with the rum mixture and pour on a
layer of custard. Repeat layers ending with a layer of custard on top.

In a medium-sized saucepan combine the milk, sugar, cocoa and flour.
Stirring with a wire wisk, cook over med. heat until the milk boils. Lower
heat and cook 1 ~ 2 minutes. Pour the hot chocolate over the last custard
layer. Let cool 10 minutes, then cover the bowl and refrigerate several
hours or overnight.

Makes 10 – 12 memorable servings



10 Servings

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake

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Ingrients & Directions

1 1/2 tb VANILLA
2 ts LEMON PEEL; grated
3 tb FLOUR
1 1/2 c SUGAR
4 Jumbo EGGS

~Preheat oven to 350 -degrees Place a pan of water on the lower rack of the

Beat together the cream cheese, ricotta and sour cream. Beat in the sugar.
Beat in the remaining ingredients, one at a time. Everything must be very
well combined.

Pour the mixture into a greased 9-inch springform pan. If you’d like, dust
the pan with crushed graham crackers. It will make the cake come out easier
but you won’t actually have a crust.

Place the cheesecake on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Turn off the oven. (DO NOT open oven door). Leave cheesecake in oven for 1
hour longer. Cool on a wire rack; refrigerate overnight.

The next day, remove sides of springform pan. Top with sour cream, if

1 Servings