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Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - VoxClamantis - 07-21-2005

Marisa Wrote:If you live near a Portuguese bakery, you MUST try "Pastéis de Nata" (also known as Pastéis de Belém), or Portuguese custard tarts. Make sure they're fresh! They're soooooo good......I wish I could have a couple right now (you can't eat just one!).
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Oh, my my my, she said the magic word: custard! "Custard" just SOUNDS yummy somehow, doesn't it? My Mom and Grandma (R.I.P.) used to make custard all the time -- just little ramekins of custard with the nutmeg on top (and custard pies, too). Delicate, cool, light sweetness -- love it... So, those Portugese things look DAVOON! There's a Greek pastry, whose name I don't know, made of layers of filo and custard. If the Portugese things are anything like those, count me in!



Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - AdoramusTeChriste - 07-23-2005

Guess who is sooo enjoying the ittiest bittiest piece of elephant ear?
 
Darling children brought home two of the monstrosities. Cotton Candy, too.



Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - VoxClamantis - 07-24-2005

AdoramusTeChriste Wrote:Guess who is sooo enjoying the ittiest bittiest piece of elephant ear?
 
Darling children brought home two of the monstrosities. Cotton Candy, too.

 
They only brought you an itty-bitty piece? Or are you that strong?!
 
Lucky!



Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - AdoramusTeChriste - 07-24-2005

I guess I'm that strong, because they were whole. It's not really strength, though. It's just a matter of how much I'm willing to suffer for the greasy things.
 
Deep-fried mushrooms are a whole 'nother story. [Image: gimmefood.gif]



Elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies - VoxClamantis - 07-24-2005

AdoramusTeChriste Wrote: 
Deep-fried mushrooms are a whole 'nother story. [Image: gimmefood.gif]

 
Mmmm... with cocktail sauce! (Those little things stay hot for days, don't they? Just when you think it's safe to bite into one, you get a mouthful of SCALDING 'shroom LOL) I'm addicted to those danged Poppers, too -- with cocktail sauce. Yummy!