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One of the most popular of the dessert nuts, the pecan is native to the southern part of the United States and is cultivated and used widely throughout that country. It is slim and oval in shape, with a brittle, reddish-brown shell which is removed before the nut is eaten or used in cooking. TheContinue Reading

Pecan Bars

Rich, sweet pastry bars with a pecan topping, Pecan Bars are an excellent addition to the tea table. ABOUT 28 BARS 4 oz. plus 2 teaspoons butter 8 oz. sugar 1 egg 6 oz. flour, sifted 4 teaspoons coffee essence 8 oz. pecans, coarsely chopped 3 egg whites Preheat the oven to moderate 350 CFContinue Reading

Pecan Loaf

Teabreads are not only easy to make – they make delicious accompaniments to coffees and teas and tasty offerings for hungry children! Pecan Loaf is no exception and is marvellous spread with butter or cream cheese. 1- 2 oz. plus 1 teaspoon butter, softened 4 oz. soft brown sugar A traditional American favourite, Pecan PieContinue Reading

Pecan Pie

A delectable pie, one of the glories of American cuisine, Pecan Pie is so rich that it is best served in small wedges. Serve it as a dessert or with coffee or tea.x 9-inch Flan Case made with shortcrust pastry 1 oz. whole pecans eggs 8 fl. oz. corn syrup 3 oz. soft brown sugarContinue Reading

Pecan and Sour Cream Flan

A delicious variation on a traditional American favourite, Pecan and Sour Cream Flan makes a delicious and rich dessert.4 oz. cream cheese 8 fl. oz. sour cream 3 oz. sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten finely grated rind of 1 lemon . ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 2 oz. pecans, chopped X 9-inchContinue Reading

Pearl Barley

Pearl barley is BARLEY husked and polished. It is mainly used to thicken soups and stews.

Pear Salad

Serve Pear Salad with cold ham or poultry. The dressing may be prepared in advance but the pears must be cut and peeled at the last minute. If Beurre Hardy pears are not available, Cornice pears may be substituted.2 tablespoons cream cheese 2 tablespoons single cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon apricot jam, strainedContinue Reading

Pears Stuffed with Roquefort Cheese

This is an unusual way to serve pears as a first course, but quite delicious. 2 large ripe Cornice or other dessert pears, peeled, halved and cored 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1½ oz. unsalted butter, softened 1 oz. Roquefort cheese, crumbled perfect round lettuce leaves Using a pastry brush, brush the pears inside and outContinue Reading

Pear Tart Bourdaloue

Pears cooked in a sweet spicy syrup and arranged on a creamy custard base, Pear Tart Bourdaloue makes a decorative dessert to serve at a dinner party. Pears discolour very quickly once they are peeled, so if this worries you, add a few drops of red colouring to the syrup or, if you prefer, poachContinue Reading

Pear and Chicory Salad

A refreshing first course, Pear and Chicory Salad is simple and quick to prepare. 4 fl. oz. French Dressing 1 teaspoon prepared French mustard 1 teaspoon sugar 8 oz. chicory , cleaned and cut into 1-inch slices 2 large ripe pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons raisins 8 roundContinue Reading

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