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Chicory Amplifies Flavor

When is a pound like more than a pound? When it's a pound of coffee with chicory. Housewives fighting inflationary food prices, take note the bit of chicory blended in some brands of coffee acts as a flavor amplifier. It does such a good job of bringing out the rich, full body of coffee, that you can use a smaller measure - and from each pound or jar of coffee with chicory, get many more extra cups - at a considerable saving.

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, Chronicle Telegram 02-01-1971

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Danish Christmas Pudding, Danish

I was brought up with this recipe as a kid in Denmark. It was only served during Christmas. To die for. My oldest daughter only askes for a punch bowl of this for Christmas, nothing else.

Ingredients
  • English measurements
  • 1 quart milk
  • 3 tbl spoons sugar
  • 1 c long grain rice
  • 1/3 c sherry
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c ground almonds
  • 3/4 c whipping cream
Preparation Instructions

Cook rice in the milk over low heat with the sugar until it is done. Cool quickly. Add sherry, vanilla extract, and ground almonds and mix. Whip the cream and fold in. Serve with sour pitted cherries.

Contributed by Kim L., 1970

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