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Mini Fruit Tarts Filled with a Lemon Curd Mousse and a Shortbread crust

Mini Fruit Tarts Filled with a Lemon Curd Mousse and a Shortbread crust

The ingredients list and procedure were not consistent with regard to the use of confectioners sugar or white sugar in the pastry. I decided to use white sugar. The dough was too sticky and difficult to hold...perhaps there was too much of butter. I added half cup of flour which made it easy to hold. Output was 18 pcs and the shells were thick. However, the lemon curd mousse and the presentation are wonderful. — ellie36 8/15/2010
Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

I increased the amount of olive oil. — bkprice13 8/11/2010
Herbed Lamb Chops

Herbed Lamb Chops

I used lamb cutlets and dried herbs with minimized quantity. Turned out to be delicious. — digigirltx 7/11/2010
Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Yummy but we find it too rich with butter and cream in it...have to lessen the butter next time. — cajuntoast 7/11/2010
Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

I mixed half of freshly squeezed lemon juice with the olive oil and seasonings, including dried thyme. — Plysy 6/24/2010
Chicken Quiche

Chicken Quiche

Which ingredients are for the pastry? Thanks. 6/2/2010
Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Nice presentation. I'm not a fan of sun dried tomatoes. I used dill coz I ran out of basil. But it turned out to be good. I'll try the mushroom filling next time. — ellie36 2/7/2010
Tortilla Roll-ups

Tortilla Roll-ups

I used chili sweet yellow peppers instead of the green ones coz of small kids in the party. — Beachbumette 2/7/2010
Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin

Very tasty! — sgrishka 2/4/2010
Chocolate Eclairs with Custard Filling

Chocolate Eclairs with Custard Filling

I found the eclairs thick and heavy. They reminded me of churos. For the chocolate glaze, I'd lessen the amount of shortening. The ingredients listed are not reflective of the procedure. 2/4/2010
Brined Roast Chicken

Brined Roast Chicken

Yummy! — sgrishka 2/4/2010
Smoked Salmon Wraps

Smoked Salmon Wraps

Nice for parties. I added lemon pepper. — MrsJeneral 1/30/2010
(Not Just Another) Pasta Salad

(Not Just Another) Pasta Salad

I wan't able to put feta cheese yet it turned out good. 1/28/2010
BJ's Chicken Marsala

BJ's Chicken Marsala

Very easy to prepare and tasty..I used white wine since I didn't have marsala. — 1MoreCreative 1/27/2010
Ice Cream Profiteroles

Ice Cream Profiteroles

We can hardly find very good profiteroles here. My husband and I are so happy with the results. We can make our own yummy profiteroles. I made a mistake during the first try. The mixture was not solid enough thus it was a disaster. During the second try, I use high heat to boil the mixture and shifted to medium heat as I put in the butter. Cooking and stirring the mixture is very critical. — ellie36 1/27/2010
Finger Lickin Good Pork Chops

Finger Lickin Good Pork Chops

Yummy! I prepared my own cream of mushroom and chicken stock and used Dijon mustard. 1/24/2010
Garden Salad with Red wine dressing

Garden Salad with Red wine dressing

Colorful plate. I reduced the quantity of some ingredients in the dressing. — fishfin50 1/24/2010
Pasta Salad with tuna

Pasta Salad with tuna

We ate this while warm...couldn't wait 'til it gets chilled..turned out to be delicious. 1/22/2010
Dark Balsamic, Soy and Honey Glazed Grilled Northwest Salmon

Dark Balsamic, Soy and Honey Glazed Grilled Northwest Salmon

It's delicious! I used Tasmanian salmon and marinated it for 30 mins. It tastes similar to teriyaki but less salty. — stevemur 1/20/2010
Basic Pancakes

Basic Pancakes

I could hardly find a good pancake mix here. I missed eating pancakes back home. I'm so glad to have tried this recipe. It's delicious except that it's too sweet for me. I will lessen the sugar. — dawnrw 1/19/2010

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Hi Fayemin,

The 1 cup of heavy cream should be enough for 4-5 TBS(or to taste) of lemon curd....as stated in the recipe The Lemon Curd recipe makes much more than what you need for the tarts. I think it makes close to 2 cups. You will only need a bit of it....about 4-5 TBS to mix in with the whipping cream....You can use more lemon curd if you like, it is a matter of taste. Hope that helps.

3 years ago    ellie36

Fayemin, Thanks so much for the medal. I am glad you like the ice cream profiteroles. Have a great day!~Ellie

4 years ago    ellie36

Hello, Fayemin,
Welcome to Big Oven. So glad you enjoyed the Great American Potato Salad. Would hate for anyone to go through life without a good potato salad recipe.
Thank you for the medal and may you enjoy Big Oven as much as I have.

Carolyn Lowery, aka Crittermom17

4 years ago    crittermom17

Hi Fayemin, Welcome to BigOven! To answer your question about the salmon/cream cheese beggers' purse: I used about 3-4 chive leaves, this can vary...add more if you want or don't add so much. Really, you can adjust amount to your liking...the filling is quite forgiving. Hope that helps~Ellie36

4 years ago    ellie36

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