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Thanksgiving Recipe Exchange

Here are two of Vanessa Blanch's favourite Thanksgiving recipes:

Mom's Rolls

These rolls never fail and are always a huge hit. I bring them every year to dinner with the Doncaster side of the family.

1 cup boiling water
1 tbsp shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp yeast

let cool & then add:
1 egg, beaten
31/2 - 4 cups flour
knead until combined and smooth
form into a ball, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until double bulk (about 1 hour)

knead again and divide into 24 pieces of dough
form round balls and place in buttered pans
cover and rise again

bake at 350 for about 30 minutes
when the rolls come out of the oven, rub butter over the top and enjoy.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This is the recipe for Chocolate Bread Pudding that I love. It is easy and is perfect comfort food for fall. I originally found it in a Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazine.

combine in a pot:
2 cups whole milk
3 ounces chocolate chips (I put in about 3/4 cup)
1 tbsp butter
cook over medium-low heat until melted and combined

In a bowl whisk 2 eggs and ½ cup of sugar.
Combine this with the hot mixture VERY slowly. I whisk small amounts of the hot mixture into the bowl gradually.
Add 1 tsp vanilla.

Meanwhile butter a 2 quart shallow dish and add to it 8 slices of torn up raisin cinnamon bread. Then pour the hot chocolate mixture over the bread.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Put on a pair of slippers, sit in your favourite chair, and eat a big bowl with cream, or a sprinkle of icing sugar.

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