Virgo Recipes



White Cheddar Chipolte Mashed Potatoes
Johnny Cakes
Cornish Hens with White Grape Sauce
Pot au Creme de Chocolat Blanc
Honey Wine (Tej)


White Cheddar Chipolte Mashed Potatoes

2 baking potatoes 1 T butter
1/2 c white cheddar 1 egg separated & beaten
salt & white pepper to taste 1/8 c re-hydrated chipoltes
1 T whipping cream 3/4 t minced, roasted garlic

To roast garlic: bake at 350 30-40 min.

To re-hydrate chipoltes: boil 2 c water, add chipoltes, soak 15-20 min.

Bake potatoes. Cool. Scrape into saucepan. Mash over low heat adding in order:

Cream
Butter
Egg yolk
Egg white
Salt & pepper

Mash until fluffy. Add other ingredients - cheese last. Mix until well blended

Johnny Cakes

A tasty Southern tradition.

1 c white cornmeal 1 c boiling water
1 t salt 1/4 c milk
1 t white sugar

Mix cornmeal, salt & sugar. Add water a little at a time while stirring to make a stiff batter. Thin with milk. Fry in oil or butter 6 min. on each side. Serve with butter & honey.

Cornish Hens with White Grape Sauce

Pre-heat oven to 350. Brush 2 hens with butter, sprinkle with salt & white pepper. Stuff with slices of onion & croutons. Bake until the legs are loose when you shake them (about 1 1/2 hrs.

Pour Grape sauce over hens when done.

Sauce:

1/4 c butter or margerine
1/4 c flour
2 c chicken broth
2 T white sugar
2 T lemon juice
2 c white grapes

Melt butter over low heat. Blend in flour. Stir until smooth. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring constantly till thick. Stir in lemon & sugar. Add grapes just before serving.

For Dessert:

Pot au Chocolate Blanc (see recipe for Pot au Chocolate in Cooking by Sun Sign: Taurus and substitute white chocolate.

A Romantic Drink: Tej (white wine with honey & rosewater see recipe in Cooking by Sun Sign: Cancer)

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