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8C HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE l Harrison Daily Times Thursday, November 7, 2013

Give a sweet gift — candy cane coffee cake Candy Cane Coffee Cake Makes 3 coffee cakes 2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast 1⠄2 cup warm water (105ºF to 115ºF) 11⠄4 cups buttermilk 2 eggs 51⠄2 to 6 cups bread flour or allpurpose flour 1⠄2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1⠄2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 11⠄2 chopped dried apricots 11⠄2 cups chopped drained maraschino cherries Powdered Sugar Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or water 11⠄2 cups red cinnamon candies, if desired


SISTERS FLOWER & GIFT SHOP Sisters Flower & Gift Shop at 103D Industrial Park Road is decorated for Christmas and this weekend’s holiday open house. The store will open at 8:30 a.m. Thursday - Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Along with new ideas for Christmas ornaments and decor, Sisters has a variety of fresh and artificial flowers and Christmas gift ideas.

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, 21â „2 cups of the flour, the butter, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in

enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle (Dough should remain soft and sticky). Grease 3 cookie sheets. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll one part into rectangle, 15 by 9 inches. Place rectangle on cookie sheet. Mix apricots and chopped cherries. Spread one third of the apricot mixture in a strip about 21â „2 inches wide lengthwise down center of the rectangle. Make cuts in dough at 1â „2-inch intervals on both 15-inch sides almost to filling. Fold strips over filling, overlapping and crossing in center. Carefully stretch dough until 22 inches long; curve one end to form top of cane. Repeat with remaining 2 parts of dough. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched). Heat oven to 375ÂşF. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Mix powdered sugar and milk or water until thin, then drizzle over warm coffee cakes. Decorate with cinnamon candies.

Leeks lift mashed potatoes to new level

Harrison Daily Times 870-741-2325

BY ALISON LADMAN, Associated Press

Like onions, leeks develop a rich, savory flavor when cooked slowly. And when cooked this way, they make an excellent addition to a creamy mound of mashed potatoes. Rather than caramelize the leeks, which requires a bit more hands on cooking, we decided to melt them. It’s actually a braise, but the result is meltingly good. And braising requires only an occasional stir. The leeks are thinly sliced, then slowly simmered in broth or stock until extremely tender, then the whole mixture is stirred into the potatoes. The easiest way to clean leeks is to cut them up first. Trim off the ends, cut them in half lengthwise, then thinly slice them. Place the slices in a large bowl of cool water and toss well, separating the layers, to rinse away any dirt. Allow the dirt to fall to the bottom of the bowl, then use a slotted spoon to scoop out the floating leeks.








MELTED LEEK MASHED POTATOES Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 8



3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks Salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cups thinly sliced and cleaned leeks 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth 1/2 cup half-and-half 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

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Place the potatoes in a large stockpot. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. While the potatoes cook, prepare the leeks. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and

broth and cover. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to maintain the temperature and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are extremely tender, about 30 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and return to the pot. Add the half-and-half, then mash until smooth. Season with salt, then

stir in the melted leeks — along with any liquid in the pan — and the chives. Nutrition information per serving: 210 calories; 50 calories from fat (24 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 5 g protein; 140 mg sodium.

Thursday, Nov. 7 thru Sunday, Nov. 12





103-D Industrial Park Road 870-741-3441


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