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Cappuccino Cheesecake

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993

Ingredients:

Crust:

1 1/3 Cups graham wafer crumbs
1/4 Cup of sugar
1/3 Cup melted butter

Filling:

3 Packages (250 gm.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup brown sugar
2 Teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
1/4 Cup of milk
1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules

Directions:

Crust:

Combine ingredients well. Pour into bottom and halfway up sides of a 9-inch spring form pan.

Filling:

Beat together cream cheese, sugars, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs, beating on low speed until just blended. Combine milk and instant coffee, stirring until just dissolved; stir into cream cheese mixture.

Pour into prepared crust and bake at 450? F (230? C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 250? F (140? C) and bake 45-55 minutes. Cool cake on wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate coffee beans.

Dawn Esso

Bourbon & Rum Balls

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup bourbon or rum
1/2 Tablespoon of white Karo syrup
1 Cup crushed vanilla wafers
1 Cup nuts, chopped
1/4Cup of confectioner’s sugar

Directions:

Combine bourbon or rum and Karo syrup. Blend well and add to crushed vanilla wafers and nuts. Shape into balls and roll in confectioner’s sugar.

Nancy Wondal

Bobby’s Surprise Birthday Cake!

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups of sugar
3 Eggs
1 Cup of salad oilr
1 1/2 Cups of drained mashed canned beets (Surprise)
2 Squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 3/4 Cups of flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1 Teaspoon of vanilla

Directions:

Cream thoroughly sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Add salad oil, drained mashed canned beets and chocolate. Blend well. Beets may be prepared in electric blender or food processor; if you have to mash them by hand, be sure and mash fine. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt. Add to beet mixture; mix well.

Add 1 tsp. vanilla; keep mixing. Pour into 2 well-greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans. Bake in preheated 350? F. oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool.

Icing:

Mix 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar and 3 Tablespoons hot water. Beat in 1 egg and 1/2 cup softened margarine. Add 4 squares (1 oz. each) melted unsweetened chocolate.

Makes enough to fill and frost an 8 or 9 inch layer cake.

Suzanne Boles

Wonderful Time at Florida Mini-Reunion

10 November 2009 | comments (2) | Reunions | by

A wajet shookraan to Mike and Judy Butler and Dave and Anneliese Tedeschi for making the Florida Aramco mini-reunion such a success on November 8, 2009.

Dad and I had a wonderful time and it was great seeing everyone again since our last one. I counted about 90 reunion attendees. We hope that we can continue this tradition every two years.

The Tampa Palms Country Club was beautiful. It reminded me a bit of the two Annuitants reunions we have had in Pinehurst. Most attendees that I talked to liked the location, as it was easy to get to from I-75 and I-4 for those of us coming from North, South and East Florida. We also thought the food was better than at past reunions.

I enjoyed the Aramco story telling as part of the presentation. That went over very well with the crowd. We should always do that at reunions.

A nice touch this year was prizes for attendees. But if you award a prize for the oldest Aramco employee in the audience, I suggest you do the same for the youngest employee in the crowd too.

Thanks to Pete Dorris for hosting a “brown and white” cocktail party the night before. I had not had a brown and BEBSI in 23 years and I forgot how much I liked it. Pete runs his through four times and it was ever so smooth and tasty. You better plan to bring more siddiqui next time, Pete, as I talked to several who regretted not attending the party and plan to be there next time for a sampling of your delicious spirits.

Again thanks and see you all at the Aramco Annuitants Reunion in Orlando in 11 months.

Fred Bobb (Dh. ’72)
Palm City, Florida

Apple Cake

10 November 2009 | comments (0) | Aramcon Recipes | by

Dhahran Theatre Group Cookbook, 1993

Ingredients:

12 oz self-raising flour
8 oz butter
6 oz sugar
4 oz sultanas
1 lb cooking apples (preferably Bramley’s)
3 eggs
pinch of salt

Directions:

Grease and flour an 9-inch round, deep cake tin. Sift flour and salt and rub butter in. Stir in sugar and sultanas. Peel, core and dice the apples, and stir into the mixture. Lightly beat eggs, and stir into the mixture. Do not beat. No other liquid is required. Turn into tin and bake in the centre of the oven at 360?F (Mark 4) for approximately 11/2 hours. Dredge with caster sugar whilst still hot.

Susie Bates

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