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Pies and Cakes for Thanksgiving
There's a lot to be thankful for this THANKSGIVING 2011. Let's start with this beautiful campus where we spend most of our time. It's a great environment for work and study, away from the noise and traffic of the city. Our oasis, this microcosm of academia is vibrant and focused and growing. And you're a part of it, an integral part of it. Are you taking advantage of all the things the U has to offer?
For example: The tables are set for the "THANKSGIVING PIE TASTING FEAST"
. Did you partake of our THANKSGIVING PIE TASTING FEASTthis year? Did you try some of those 37 homemade desserts and vote for the best. This year's winner was David Folkers of the UEM LAB, English Language Program with his "Homemade Brownies".
Two 1st year Nursing students participated, Cristina Martin and Ana Belen Bautista. The latter won 2nd place with her "Cheese Cake"
In 3rd Place was Cecilia Ward, Professor of Business Administration with her "Pecan Pie" Everyone has been asking about the Pecan Pie, so here is Cecilia's recipe. The ingredients that you may not recognize are available at TASTE OF AMERICA on Serrano, in Pozuelo and in Majadaonda for those of you who live in the Madrid area.
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Preparation: 5 minutes
Preheat oven 180 degrees
Bake 55-65 minutes
· 1 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup (can be purchased at Taste of America)
· 3 eggs
· 1 cup sugar (I put about half because I don’t like it so sweet)
· 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1-1 and a half cups (6 ounces) pecans (I put about half the bag. Can be purchased at Taste of America)
· 1 unbaked pie curst (I use masa Brisa and a deep dish baking pan)
Stir the 1st 5 ingredients thoroughly using a spoon. Mix in the pecans
Pour into pie crust
Bake on center rack for 55 to 65 minutes (I don’t recommend using the air for convection ovens and I only put the heat on bottom not on the top. ). Cool for 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator.
Tips: Pie is done when center reaches 200 degrees. Tap center surface of pie lightly. It should spring back when done. If the pie is over browning, cover the edges with foil. -Cecilia Ward
If you came to the celebration, you know that all the money we collected will go to Escuelas para la Vida, the NGO we chose to support this year. Don't miss out on our Complementary classes Christmas Caroling, The Grinch, and Christmas Traditions. And we'll be at our Candy Canes for Sale stands on December 16th, 19th and 20th. Please help us help others.