Candied Walnuts With Cream

1 cup walnut pieces1/3 cup granulated sugar1 cup chilled whipping cream1 tablespoon granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cook walnuts and 1/3 cup sugar in skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and walnuts are coated. Immediately pour

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Spanish Crullers

Churros is the name of a shaggy-coated sheep, and these crullers look a bit shaggy, also. Vegetable oil1 cup water1/2 cup butter or margarine1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup all-purpose flour3 eggs1/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Heat 1 to 1

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“Lime Meringue Pie”

1 (9-inch) pie crust, your favorite recipe or packaged Filling3/4 cup cornstarch4 egg yolks (reserve the white for the meringue)2 1/2 cups water1/4 cup fresh lime juice2 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons butter Meringue4 egg whites1/4 teaspoon baking powder1

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“Coconut Bread Pudding”

1 (13 1/2 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk2 cups milk1/2 cup half-and-half1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 -inch cubes    (do not remove crusts)3 large eggs3/4 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly

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“Rum-Raisin Pound Cake”

1 1/2 cups brown raisins2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter    (at room temperature)1 2/3 cups granulated sugar5 large eggs7 tablespoons dark rum2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 cup confectioners’

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“Tropical Fruit With Chocolate Sauce”

Chocolate Sauce3 to 4 cups assorted fresh tropical    fruit: banana, pineapple, strawberries,    carambola, papaya, mango2 to 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or rum Prepare Chocolate Sauce. Toss fruit and liqueur or rum. Cover and refrigerate, stirring once or twice, at least

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“Guava Cake”

10 tablespoons butter1 cup granulated sugar2 cups flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 pound guava paste*, cut into 16 slices * Available in finer supermarkets and Hispanic specialty shops. Preheat oven to 350

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“Caribbean Pineapple Pie”

6 cups cut-up fresh pineapple (about 2 medium)1 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons rumPastry1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 tablespoon butter or margarine8 ounces cream cheese, softened Place pineapple in large glass or plastic

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“Conkies”

3 cups grated coconut (1 large)2 cups fresh corn flour4 ounces raisins (optional)6 ounces shortening1/2 cup flour3/4 pound brown sugar3/4 pound pumpkin1/2 pound sweet potato1 cup milk1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon1 teaspoon grated nutmeg1 teaspoon almond essence1 teaspoon salt Grate coconut,

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