|1||c||Cream cheese or cottage cheese or 1/2 cup of each|
|1/2||ts||Grated lemon rind|
Mix raisins with cognac. Cream together cheese, sugar, and flour. Stir in egg yolk, then melted butter, sour cream, lemon rind, and vanilla. Add cognac-soaked raisins.
1 cup cooked prunes, pitted 1/2 Tbsp. lemon rind 1/8 tsp. nutmeg 3 bsp. melted butter 1 tsp. grated orange rind 1/2 cup coarsely crushed walnuts 2 Tbsp. sugar
Grind prunes or chop them fine. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
Poppy Seed Filling
1/2 pound poppy seeds 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup honey 2 Tbsp. heavy cream 1 cup coarsely crushed walnuts 1/2 cup raisins 1 tsp. grated orange peel
Pour enough boiling water over poppy seeds to cover. Let stand overnight. The following morning drain well. Grind poppy seeds 3 times using the finest blade of the meat grinder. It is possible to have the seeds ground in the store where you buy them, but they will be cleaner and taste better if you soak and grind them yourself.
Cream butter and honey together. Add cream. Stir in ground poppy seeds, nuts, raisins, and grated orange peel
Ground Nut Filling:
1 1/2 cups almonds or any other nuts except peanuts or cashews 3 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1 tsp. grated orange rind 1/2 cup white sultana raisins 1 tsp. vanilla
Grate nuts finely. Beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes. Stir in grated nuts, melted butter, orange rind, raisins and vanilla.
Note: Cake or cookie crumbs can be substituted for part of grated nuts.
2/3 cup soft butter 2/3 cup orange marmalade 2/3 cup coarsely crushed walnuts or pecans
Cream butter, marmalade and nuts together.
Raw Apple Filling
3 tart apples 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind 1/2 tsp. vanilla 3 Tbsp. cinnamon sugar 1/4 cup currants 1 tsp. lemon juice
Peel apples. Grate them on a coarse grater so that the apple pulp is in shreds. Discard cores.
Add all remaining ingredients. Use as soon as possible to prevent apples from darkening.
From: The Art of Fine Baking Shared By: Pat Stockett