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                     BARB'S SPECIAL SWEET BREADS PART 7
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----BARB DAY-----
                         - Additional recipes for
                         - preparing breads in this
                         - series
                         -----ALMOND BUTTER INGREDIENTS-----
      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Butter
      1/2   c            Blanched almonds -- minced
                         -----ICING INGREDIENTS-----
    1       c            Confectioners' sugar
    2       tb           Water
                         - Garnish icing with:
                         Candied cherries
                         Slivered almonds
                         -----VANILLA CREAM INGREDIENTS-----
    2       tb           Sugar
    2       tb           Flour
    2                    Egg yolks
    1       c            Milk
    2       ts           Vanilla
                         -----PLUMPED RAISINS-----
    2       tb           Rum or Cognac
      1/2   c            Currants or raisins
                         -----EGG WASH-----
    1                    Egg
    2       tb           Water
   ALMOND BUTTER:  Cream together the sugar and butter, then blend in the
   almonds, making sure to mix well.
   ICING: Beat the sugar and water together until completely blended.
   Drizzle over the pastry and garnish with cherries and almonds if desired.
   VANILLA CREAM:  Combile all the ingredients except the vanilla in a
   saucepan.  Blend and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from
   heat and stir in the vanilla.  Whip mixture occasionally to keep it from
   forming a film, if not using immediately.
   PLUMP CURRANTS:  Sprinkle the rum or cognac over the currants (or
   raisins) and set aside until they have been plumped.
   EGG WASH:  Beat together the egg and water, mixing well.  Reserve for use
   as needed.
   Source: Vera Stevens, my mother
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