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Advice needed. DH and I are going to a friends house for a spaghetti supper tomorrow night, DH asked what to bring, the husband said "how about garlic bread."

I have a recipe for a Casserole Cheese Bread (post #124) and brought along a container of garlic butter, would that qualify as a garlic bread? or do you think I need a real loaf of bread - sliced with the garlic butter warmed into it to qualify for garlic bread?
I think it would be a hit!

Usually garlic bread is either warmed up french bread with the garlic butter in the middle, wrapped up in foil and heated up in the oven or french bread slathered with garlic butter and toasted open faced under a broiler.

Using the casserole cheese bread for the french bread would be very tasty!
 

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Do you have a good tiramisu recipe?
Tiramisu

MELISSA ROBERTSMAGGIE RUGGIERO GOURMET JANUARY 2009

Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings Active Time30 min Total Time7 hr

Ingredients

2 cups boiling-hot water

3 tablespoons instant-espresso powder

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided

3 tablespoons Tia Maria (coffee liqueur)

4 large egg yolks

1/3 cup dry Marsala

1 pound mascarpone (2 1/2 cups)

1 cup chilled heavy cream

36 savoiardi (crisp Italian ladyfingers; from two 7-ounce packages)

Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Preparation

Stir together water, espresso powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and Tia Maria in a shallow bowl until sugar has dissolved, then cool.

Beat egg yolks, Marsala, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water using a whisk or handheld electric mixer until tripled in volume, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove bowl from heat. Beat in mascarpone until just combined.

Beat cream in a large bowl until it holds stiff peaks.

Fold mascarpone mixture into whipped cream gently but thoroughly.

Dipping both sides of each ladyfinger into coffee mixture, line bottom of a 13- by 9- by 3-inch baking pan with 18 ladyfingers in 3 rows, trimming edges to fit if necessary. Spread half of mascarpone filling on top. Dip remaining 18 ladyfingers in coffee and arrange over filling in pan.

Spread remaining mascarpone filling on top and dust with cocoa. Chill, covered, at least 6 hours.

Let tiramisu stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving, then dust with more cocoa.

Cooks' Note

You can substitute 2 cups freshly brewed espresso for the water and instant-espresso powder.

Tiramisu can be chilled up to 2 days.
 

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Tiramisu

MELISSA ROBERTSMAGGIE RUGGIERO GOURMET JANUARY 2009

Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings Active Time30 min Total Time7 hr

Ingredients

2 cups boiling-hot water

3 tablespoons instant-espresso powder

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided

3 tablespoons Tia Maria (coffee liqueur)

4 large egg yolks

1/3 cup dry Marsala

1 pound mascarpone (2 1/2 cups)

1 cup chilled heavy cream

36 savoiardi (crisp Italian ladyfingers; from two 7-ounce packages)

Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Preparation

Stir together water, espresso powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and Tia Maria in a shallow bowl until sugar has dissolved, then cool.

Beat egg yolks, Marsala, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water using a whisk or handheld electric mixer until tripled in volume, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove bowl from heat. Beat in mascarpone until just combined.

Beat cream in a large bowl until it holds stiff peaks.

Fold mascarpone mixture into whipped cream gently but thoroughly.

Dipping both sides of each ladyfinger into coffee mixture, line bottom of a 13- by 9- by 3-inch baking pan with 18 ladyfingers in 3 rows, trimming edges to fit if necessary. Spread half of mascarpone filling on top. Dip remaining 18 ladyfingers in coffee and arrange over filling in pan.

Spread remaining mascarpone filling on top and dust with cocoa. Chill, covered, at least 6 hours.

Let tiramisu stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving, then dust with more cocoa.

Cooks' Note

You can substitute 2 cups freshly brewed espresso for the water and instant-espresso powder.

Tiramisu can be chilled up to 2 days.
Tiramisu is a favorite around my house!
 

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When I cooked wild duck, I stuffed it with quartered potatoes, onions, and apples. If I had any left over stuffing, I placed it around the duck. This helped to take the gamey taste away. I covered the outside with strips of bacon. As the wild duck is so lean the bacon helps to keep it very moist.
I did brine my duck, and I used red potatoes. Otherwise, same.
 

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The problem I have in our little rural area is finding all the ingredients. But I bet once I get moved I'll be able to find them!
You can use any coffee liqueur. I used a coffee flavored rum and it works well. The cookies happened to be in our closest grocery store so that was nice.
 

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You can use any coffee liqueur. I used a coffee flavored rum and it works well. The cookies happened to be in our closest grocery store so that was nice.
It's no problem finding the liqueur. And I can make the cookies. But the mascarpone is very difficult to find here, I've only seen it a couple of times in one of our two grocery stores and it's not always there.
 

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It's no problem finding the liqueur. And I can make the cookies. But the mascarpone is very difficult to find here, I've only seen it a couple of times in one of our two grocery stores and it's not always there.
Our neighborhood walmart store carries it in the walmart brand
 

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