2 pounds ground beef
1 pound ground pork (or 1/2 veal if preferred)
1 cup rice
2 medium onions, chopped and sauteed
6 tablespoons butter or oleo
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can tomato soup
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
Tomato juice, canned tomatoes also can be used
Core and scald cabbage in boiling water. Begin peeling leaves from cabbage as they become tender. Cut away rib and tear large leaves in half. Parboil rice (do not overcook).
Sauté onions in butter or oleo until tender. Add onions to cooked rice. Mix meat, rice, onions and eggs in bowl. Add salt and pepper. Place approximately 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of meat filling on cabbage leaf and fold, tucking in ends. Place rolls in greased roaster that has been lined with extra cabbage leaves. Combine tomato soup, sauce and water and pour over cabbage rolls. Top with cabbage leaves, cover and bake at 325 degrees for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
(If you desire, you also can cook the rolls in sauerkraut, that has been rinsed. Layer it between the rolls.)
By Gob Kitchen Bakers
1 1/2 cups milk
2 yeast cakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
Shortening for deep fryer
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon mace or nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup thick plum jam
Scald milk and allow to cool to lukewarm. Break yeast into flavoring. Add flour and milk gradually, beating well. Let rise in warm place until double in bulk (about 2 1/2 hours). Punch down; knead and let rise again. Take a tablespoon of dough and place on palm of hand. Insert jam in the center and bring the edges together and press well to seal. Put Paczki on a lightly floured surface with sealed side down and let rise in warm place until double in bulk (about 30 minutes).
Fry in deep hot fat about 3 minutes on each side (turn only once). They should have a dark color before turning to insure that they are thoroughly cooked. Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar or a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon.
By St. Casimir’s Church
2 medium eggs
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 pounds deep-fry oil (or Crisco)
2/3 cup powdered sugar (mix with powdered vanilla for a decadent touch)
Beat the eggs and egg yolks with salt until creamy. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar and beat, add the flour, vodka and butter. Knead the dough manually for 10 minutes, by machine for about three.
Onto a lightly floured board, roll small portions of the dough out as thin as you can. Cut into 1 1/2 x 6-inch strips. Cut a 2-inch long hole in the middle of each strip lengthwise, then thread one end through it to form a flip.
Heat frying oil in a deep pan. Lightly fry strips on medium-high heat on both sides until golden. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. When cool, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
Yields about 36 cookies.
By Emily Fabina
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