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Turkey filet with prunes

Wine Soup with Champagne

1 ½ cup semi-sweet champagne
2 cups water
1 ½ cup good quality wine
6 eggs
Zest of two lemons
8 pc whole cloves
1-2 sprigs of mint
Sugar to taste

Boil the champagne half of the wine, with the lemon zest, cloves and sugar.
Beat the egg whites with sugar until stiff, and press stars into the soup.  Cook and remove stars.
Mix egg yolk with some sugar and the rest of the wine. And add to the soup before serving. Do not boil soup after, just warm it up.  Before serving, decorate soup with the stars and mint leaves.

Turkey filet with prunes

2 lb. of turkey breast filet
12 oz.  prunes
½ lb. Swiss cheese

Slice cheese.
Slice turkey breast, sprinkle  with salt, pepper, thyme, add a slice of cheese and prunes. Roll up filet, sprinkle with salt and basil.
Oil baking dish, and bake filet covered with aluminum foil on 390 ° F for half an hour, remove foil and bake another 15 minutes until golden in color.

Tipsy Carp

2 lbs. carp filet
2 lbs. onion for marinade
1 lb. mushrooms
 2-3 Tsp flour
3 oz. grated cheese
Parsley green
2/3 cup red wine
2/3 cup milk

Cut up onion and place carp filet on top for 4-5 hours, then roll filet in flour and fry it in a frying pan. Place it on a serving tray. 
Cut up mushroom and parsley green. Simmer it on oil;  when done, place it on top of the carp filet.  Add salt and pepper on top and pour red wine over it.
Fry flour in a small amount of oil, add milk, bring to boil and pour it over fish.
Spread grated cheese on top.

Linzer cookies with orange marmalade

2 cups flour
1 ¾ stick margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp sour cream
Zest of one lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder

For filling:
Orange marmalade
½ cup ground almonds
3 – 4 oz white chocolate

Mix the dough ingredients and work it until smooth. Cover dough and put in the refrigerator for one hour.
Remove and roll to ¼” thick and cut it with pastry cutter. Cut a hole in every second one.
Bake it on 375 for 10 minutes.
Mix orange marmalade with the almond and put cookies together with marmalade mix.
Melt white chocolate in double boiler and cover top pastry with chocolate, sprinkle some almonds on top.

Boiled Wine with Fruit

2 cups wine
2 cups grape juice
3 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
Sugar or honey
2 orange peel and juice
Apple slices

Boil wine and grape juice.  Add spices and peel of 1 orange. Let it stand and sweeten to taste.
Serve it with apple slices and orange peel slices.

Recepies are from “Karácsonyi ételek könyve” cookbook, published by
“Pannon Lapok Társasága”.




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