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Q&A: Any good recipes or suggestion for popular Russian cookies or treats?

Question by MissM: Any good recipes or suggestion for popular Russian cookies or treats?
I have a group of Russian guys working with my husband and I would like to make them all a special treat from their homeland. Any ideas or recipes? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Dmitry
Pelmeni!

· Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
garlic to taste

Method
To make the dough, combine the flour, eggs, water and 1/2 tsp. salt. Knead mixture. Let rest for 30 minutes. Mix the ground beef, ground pork, onions, 1 tsp. salt, pepper and garlic together. Cut the dough into three equally sized pieces and roll each one into a cylinder the diameter of a finger. Cut each cylinder into pieces the size of a walnut, then roll each piece into a very thin flat cake with a diameter of about 2 inches. Put some of the ground meat mixture in the center of each flat cake (quite a lot, but not so much that you can’t then seal up the dough). Then fold the dough in half and join up the edges to seal them. Pinch the corners together: you should now have a ravioli-shaped “flying saucer.”

Pelmeni can be frozen to be cooked later ( you can keep them in the freezer for a long time), or cooked immediately.

Boil the pelmeni in salted water for seven minutes, or until they float to the surface. Serve them in soup plates with sour cream or in broth.
Best served with soya sauce, hot mustard, pickles and vodka.

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Snack Recipes : Healthy Cookie Recipes

Snack Recipes : Healthy Cookie Recipes

All that is needed for healthy banana cookies is three ripe bananas, oats, dates, oil and vanilla. Mix the ingredients together for healthy banana cookies with help from a private chef and caterer in this free video on healthy snack recipes. Expert: Merrilee Jacobs Contact: www.3hottamales.com Bio: In 2001, Merrilee Jacobs launched a catering business called Peasant Fare Catering. Filmmaker: Paul Kennamer
Video Rating: 2 / 5

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How do you make Italian Christmas cookies? Got recipes?

Question by Silver: How do you make Italian Christmas cookies? Got recipes?
Years ago, we used to receive about five pounds of cookies every Thanksgiving, from an old Italian lady we knew. They were the best cookies I ever ate. They were of all different kinds, but tended to be dense, flavorful, and not terribly sweet, which allowed the flavors to come through.

One in particular was a little glob of delicate spiciness, with a slight glaze.

Years later, in Italy, I discovered that Italian sweets and desserts are not as sweet as French, German and American sweets.

Do Italians hold down the sugar content?

What are the other secrets?

I’m capable of improvising if you don’t have recipes.

Best answer:

Answer by BOUDICA !!!!
ITALIAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES

1 c. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
4 c. flour, sifted once with 4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
6 eggs

Mix all ingredients in large bowl until a dough consistency. Roll in a little flour to handle and break off small pieces. Roll and twist. Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan at 350 degrees. Cookies will be very light after baking.

ICING:

Confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 1/2 tsp. anise extract
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
A little milk

Mix and dip cookies in icing. Allow to dry before handling. Yield about 4-5 dozen.

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Cookie Recipes : Diabetic Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

Diabetic gingersnap cookies taste nearly the same as the non-diabetic version when replacing sugar with Splenda. Find out how to make these diabetic cookies from a pastry chef in this free video on cookie recipes. Expert: Susan Walker Bio: Sue Walker owns her own freelance cooking business. She worked as a pastry chef and a full-time head cook for more than 10 years before deciding to start her own company. Filmmaker: Luke Neumann

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Cookies: Irresistible Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Squares and Slices

Cookies: Irresistible Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Squares and Slices


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Q&A: Does anyone have any recipes for low fat cookies or muffins?

Question by storm: Does anyone have any recipes for low fat cookies or muffins?
Something with not much fat and suger in them thats easy to make =)

Best answer:

Answer by cinderellanjo
Healthy Bran Muffins

INGREDIENTS

* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 cups All-Bran® Original or All-Bran® Bran Buds®
* 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
* 2 egg whites
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl, combine Kellogg’s® All-Bran® cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg whites and oil. Beat well. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined. Portion evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin pan cups coated with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 400 degrees F about 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
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Blueberry Corn Muffins

INGREDIENTS

* 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup cornmeal
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/2 cup 2% milk
* 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries*

DIRECTIONS

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg; mix well. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray and use paper liners; fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 400 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw before adding to batter.
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Oat Applesauce Muffins

INGREDIENTS

* 1 cup rolled oats
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup applesauce
* 1 egg

DIRECTIONS

1. Place oats in a small bowl, pour in buttermilk. Let sit for two hours at room temperature.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

3. In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar. Stir in oat/buttermilk mixture, applesauce and egg; mix well. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
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Morning Glory Muffins

INGREDIENTS

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3 eggs
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 cups grated carrots
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans
* 1/2 cup flaked coconut
* 1/2 cup raisins
* 1 medium tart apple, peeled and grated

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots, pecans, coconut, raisins and apple.

2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
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Christmas Morning Popovers

INGREDIENTS

* 1 1/4 cups milk
* 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the milk, butter, flour and salt until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fill buttered popover pans or large custard cups three-fourths full.

2. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake 20 minutes longer or until very firm. Remove from the oven and prick each popover with a sharp knife to allow steam to escape. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tip Let the eggs and milk come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before preparing the recipe. Allowing them to warm up results in greater height.

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