Food Terminology A to Z (continued)
Score: Cutting narrow gashes partially through the outer surface of
a fruit or vegetable to prevent curling.
Sear: A quick browning of the surface of a food.
Shortening: A fat used for baking or frying,
Sift: To pass through a sieve to remove lumps.
Chicken Salad Puffs
Stuffed with a chunky chicken salad, these pretty golden puffs are perfect for a ladies luncheon or light supper.
1 cup water 1/2 cup butter(no sub.)
1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1 can pineapple, well drained (8oz.)
1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tbls. sweet pickle relish 1/4 tsp. onion salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1/4 tsp. paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 D. for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool. Split puffs by cutting tops off, set tops aside. In a bowl, combine the filling ingredients; mix well. Fill puffs and replace tops. Refrigerate until serving. Yield; about 3-1/2 dozen.
1 cup butter softened 1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk 1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt
4 milk chocolate candy bars;(1.55 ounces each) broken into rectangles
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture. Press into a greased 15" x 10" baking pan or little smaller would work also. Bake at 350D. for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. After taking out of oven place candy bar pieces over crust, let stand for 1 minutes then spread evenly . Next sprinkle with nuts. Cool. 3 dozen.
Sunny Citrus Cooler
1 can(46oz.) pineapple juice
2 cans(12oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3/4 cup lemonade concentrate
6 cups ginger ale or white soda, chilled fresh orange slices(optional)
In a 1 gallon pitcher, combine pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate. Add ginger ale and mix well. serve over ice. garnish with orange slices if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield 1 gallon.
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