Jane Marsh Cooks: Diva Party Recipes with Color and Poety
Dedication: These Holiday Desserts are dedicated to my eternally memorable mother. Beauty was her life force. Totally, and with color creations of flowers and food-functionally coordinated and displayed with rhythmic merriment and elegance-decorating was food for her soul. In an exhibition reminiscent of Luxury Homes & Gardens, she wrapped one up in the musical whirl of her delivery.
Her diva-like, and incredibly vivid party displays are still, and always will be, Something to Sing About!
Chocolate Pudding with
White Icing (Mohr in Hemd):
4 tbsp. butter
5 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
7 tbsp. chocolate (grated)
1 cup almonds (grated)
5 egg whites (stiff)
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
4 egg whites
1 tsp. rum
½ cup whipped cream (sugared)
Beat butter until fluffy. Add egg yolks, sugar, chocolate, and almonds.
Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Grease a pudding mold and sprinkle with sugar.
Fill pudding mold 2/3 full with mixture. Place mold in pot with hot water, so half of mold is immerse all the time. Simmer, covered, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Turn out onto a platter and cover with icing.
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
½ lb. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. maraschino (or desired flavor)
Boil sugar with water until it spins a thread with water until it forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Pour gradually into powdered sugar and stir until mixture coats spoon. Add flavoring.