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chiquiNO's picture

Evelyn!!! (post #63315)


Had coffee with a good friend this morning before we made a trip to LaPlace, Louisiana to buy REAL ANDOUILLE sausage......along with the coffee she served a wonderful cookie...kind of a shortbread with raspberry filling.


She told me about grating the frozen crust into the pan and proceeded to tell me that the recipe came from a nice person at Recipe Zaar!!  THAT NICE PERSON WAS YOU!!!


It was Wonderful!!  I'll be making this real soon.  I think it would make great gifts for the holidays!!  Thanks for sharing your best!!

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans


evelyn's picture

(post #63315, reply #1 of 11)

That is so cool!  The internet really has made the world so much smaller hasn't always kind of 'freaks me out' to know that there are people around the world enjoying recipes I've posted. :-)

BTW, that Raspberry Shortbread is divine and always on the Christmas Cookie Platter.


In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
meljanbil's picture

(post #63315, reply #2 of 11)

I'm on my way into the kitchen to start this now. The 9"x12" pan is throwing me.  I thought 9"x13" was standard.  Should I use the tart pan or my 9"x13"?  If I use the tart pan, do I just cut the cookies in wedges?

chiquiNO's picture

(post #63315, reply #3 of 11)

Use the 9x13.

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

Edited 11/13/2004 3:41 pm ET by chiqui


Adele's picture

(post #63315, reply #4 of 11)

Standard?  I SPIT on standard!  LOL.  I am slowly learning that the standard is that there is no standard.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

evelyn's picture

(post #63315, reply #10 of 11)

I have edited the recipe (although it may take a couple of days to show up) - it was proabably just a typo, as that is the standard size pyrex baking dish here, too.

If you used the tart pan, cutting in wedges is nice.


In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
JoeB2's picture

(post #63315, reply #5 of 11)

since this topic is Evelyn, I have a burning question I want to ask you. We watched "My big Fat Greek Wedding" last night. (Great movie if anyone is looking for a rental!)

I nearly died laughing when during the wedding, they started spitting at the bride, for good luck. Is this really a tradition?? I've never heard of such a thing but find it hard to believe a writer would make up something so abstract and put it in an otherwise believable movie.

UncleDunc's picture

(post #63315, reply #6 of 11)

In John McPhee's book Assembling California one of the geologists who did field work in Greece tells about the little old grandmothers spitting on his babies, or at least attempting to. Apparently they wouldn't do it while either parent was actually holding the baby. And they saw enough of it while they were there that when they got back to California, his wife one day observed the six year old spitting on his teddy bear.

Syrah's picture

(post #63315, reply #7 of 11)

Sorry to hijack, but Evelyn I did some baking this Sunday. I made your Kourambiedes but I think you left some steps out. Can you check for me?? You don't say when to add the almonds, or the sugar.

I also made your Rugelach (Filled Cream Cheese Cookies).

I've got most in the freezer, but I did bake one tray of each and I must say they are extremely delightful. I hope I made the Kourambiedes correctly.. they came out very delicate melt in your mouth.  

I'm taking some to work tomorrow for a workmate who has been fasting for Ramadan. I am sure he will be very happy indeed.

"The truth lies in between the first and the fortieth drink" Tori Amos, Concertina

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

evelyn's picture

(post #63315, reply #9 of 11)

well, you have been busy!  I'll go back and edit the Kourambiedes...I'm sure you did them correctly, and they ARE supposed to melt in your mouth, so you did REALLY good!  Now, if you want to go the whole hog and make the OTHER famous greek Christmas cookie, you will have to make Melomakarona - my favourite.

Rugelach are wonderful, aren't they?  A friend first made them for me in Canada about 15 years ago and they have always been stocked in my freezer since.



In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
evelyn's picture

(post #63315, reply #8 of 11)

spitting is traditional, but not at a bride!

The spitting is a method of warding off the 'evil-eye'.  People who are being admired (like a beautiful bride on her wedding day) may be given the evil eye, but as she is in church, with the 'mystery' of the wedding ceremony being performed, she would be protected from the eye and, therefore, no spitting would be necessary.LOL

Babies are most often spat upon as they are always being admired (the evil eye is not someone thinking badly of us and passing it on to us, but a kind of 'jinx' that happens when admired, that turns bad, even though that may not have been the admiring party's intention).  Having said that, I do not want you to think of us as a nation of spitters, it is mostly grandmothers and religious great aunts who are the best spitters and you rarely see anyone else doing it!

I'll be happy to answer any other questions during the intermission (pass the popcorn). ;-)


In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
Fledge's picture

(post #63315, reply #11 of 11)

Aint dat sumptin!?


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