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Martha Washington’s Creamed Mushrooms

Last week, at the end of posting Herbed Trout on the Grill, I suddenly realized that I’d never posted the recipe for Martha Washington’s Creamed Mushrooms, which we served along with our trout fillets. This is a lovely recipe, very simple but creamy and absolutely delicious.

Martha Washington Creamed Mushrooms

This recipe is modified slightly from its original version in a Colonial Williamsburg cookbook.

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Mustard-glazed catfish fingers

Looking for a quick dinner that will take 20 minutes or less to cook? Try this one, catfish fingers glazed in a creamy mustard sauce. Quick and very easy!

To make this, you’ll need at least a pound of fresh catfish (our fillet weighed in at 1 1/3 pounds); 1 tablespoon olive oil; 2 tablespoons butter; 1/4 cup white Continue reading

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South African Malva pudding

What tastes like caramel and soft apricot, is as light as a feather, and is a great potluck or family-style easy dessert? Why, Malva pudding, a traditional dessert from South Africa’s Western Cape.  Basically, it’s a sponge cake, lightly flavored with apricot jam, then covered with warm syrup immediately after baking.  The final product is almost like a cake-custard.

This recipe, which has been modified from one used by the Boschendal Wine Estate restaurant, will take an hour to complete, start to finish, because the baking time is 45 minutes.  And you’ll need Continue reading

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