Pineapple Torte

CAKE: 38 graham crackers (one 14.4 oz. box); crushed 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped 3 egg whites, beaten until stiff 3/4 cup Crisco 1  to 1-and-1/2 cups sugar 3 egg yolks 3 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups milk 3 teaspoons vanilla Cream Crisco and sugar well.  Add egg yolks and continue to beat well.  Mix [...]

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Apricot Torte

DOUGH: 2 cubes margarine or butter 1/3 cup sugar 4 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind 1 tablespoon milk 2 1/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Cream margarine/butter with sugar.  Add egg yolks, lemon rind, and milk and mix.  Sift flour and baking powder and add. Pat dough into 11 x 15 inch cookie [...]

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Sladkii Pirog – Sweet Jam Tart

PASTRY: 1/2 margarine (NUCOA or other non-dairy works best) 1/2 cup water 2 cups flour pinch of salt FILLING: 2 cups preserves (raspberry, mixed berry, apricot/pineapple, etc.)   Mix flour and salt.  Make a well in the flour and cut in the water and margarine.  Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  Divide dough [...]

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Walnut Torte

Ingredients: 4 cups shelled walnuts (approximately 1 pound) 12 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pint whipping cream 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar or 1 packet vanilla sugar 1 teaspoon instant coffee maraschino cherries for garnish   Grind walnuts finely in food processor (blender does not grind finely enough). In a [...]

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Vatrushka – Sweet Cheese Tart

CRUST: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened 3 egg yolks, beaten Mix flour and sugar together.  Add the butter and egg yolks and work together with hands until crumbly but not lumpy.  Don't press -- rub together. Place in 10 x 15 inch cookie sheet.  Pat gently until [...]

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