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tarte soleil 3

This is an easy recipe that anyone can make. AND it is very impressive... everyone will ask you how you did it!

Savory tart
2 round disks of puff pastry
1 egg or coffee cream or milk

Choose one of these savory ideas or invent your own
1. Cream cheese, tapenade, chorizo, sesame seeds (top)
2. Smoked salmon, Cantadou or Tartare or cream cheese, crispy fried onions (top)
3. Sun dried tomato spread, mozzarella, oregano (top)
4. Red pepper spread, cheddar cheese
5. Anchovie paste, artichoke paste, parmesan cheese (top)
6. Blue cheese, diced pear
7. Mayonnaise, sliced chicken, crispy bacon, sunflower seeds (top)

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blackberry

With the abondance of rain our wild blackberries behind the fence have been fruitful so I thought I would try to make some of Aunt Faye's blackberry jelly. And the only way to really appreciate eating it was to make some homemade biscuits!

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BLACKBERRY JELLY
What I used (multiply these quantities for the amount you have):
— 600g blackberries (most were black but not sweet)
— 1/4 cup of water
— 1 cup of sugar (I used the one for making jams)
— 1 sterilized jar

pecanpie

If you ask any American what kind of pie they serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas, it will likely be one of two types: pumpkin or pecan. As an American raised in Geneva, I remember that these two types of pie were a rare sighting in our Eaux-Vives home.

Back in the 1970s, no shops carried canned pumpkin nor pecans. In fact, there is an additional ingredient for pecan pie that is still nearly impossible to find... Karo Syrup. I have not found an equivalent in Europe. Possibly Golden Syrup would work but I have never tried it. Karo Syrup is found online through various international online shopping sites in Switzerland so all is not lost!

Before pecans and canned pumpkin were sold here, most traveling parents were commissioned to load their suitcases with such things as Oreo cookies, Reese's peanut butter cups, Twizzlers, canned pumpkin, Karo syrup, and pecans! There was almost a underground black market with these items! Nowadays most everything can be bought online so the need, and the fact that there is limited luggage weight per person (something we didn't think about before), has evolved.

BananaTob

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I’m still on a quest to use the giant 4.5kg Toblerone that I received as a Christmas present from my son, so I have taken the Banana Bread recipe from The Settlement Cook Book (Simon and Schuster), and adapted the cooking time to make cupcakes with a chunk of the beast incorporated within.

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Video link to recipe here: https://youtu.be/-nO1YvOGiFQ

I received a HUGE Toblerone bar (4.5kg = 10lbs) for Christmas from my son. I can't imagine we will be able to eat the whole thing so I thought I might use it in some recipes. The first one is a simple, easy, 2-ingredient "mousse", with no eggs. I have made a large quantity to fill the empty containers that my neighbors and friends used to bring me meals while I was ill with coronavirus as a "Thank You.”

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