Swap Shop: Gazpacho for end-of-summer entertaining
BY SANDY THORN CLARK September 6, 2011 11:34AM
Gazpacho puts what remains in your garden to good use. (Courtesy North American Olive Oil Association)
Updated: November 4, 2011 10:13AM
With summer winding down, Swap Shop readers are eager to return to their kitchens. D.W. of Chicago's request for a "perfect" gazpacho, to use what remains in his end-of-summer garden, is answered by the North American Olive Oil Association.
A request from F.W. of Joliet for a bread pudding for an early October dinner is answered with a memorable recipe from Nestle, and the Richard Gotlunds of Lemont share their favorite Bourbon Balls with J.J. of Chicago.
To make Bourbon Balls:
In a large bowl, mix together 2½ cups (5 dozen) crushed vanilla wafers, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons corn syrup. Add 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup flaked coconut and 1/3 cup bourbon; combine all.
Take desired amount of mixture (approximately 1 heaping tablespoon) and squeeze it, then roll mixture slightly to make a ball. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Place in airtight container. Note: These are best after a couple of days.
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