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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Best: Banana Split Ice-cream Cake

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4 cup strawberry ice cream
1/3 cup chocolate sauce, chilled
4 cup vanilla ice cream
14 oz canned pineapple
4 cup chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1 banana, sliced
1 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
3 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange rind, grated
1 tablespoon orange juice, or water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream, or evaporated milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch salt

Chocolate Sauce: In saucepan, whisk together sugar, shipping cream, cocoa, vanilla and salt until smooth; cook over medium heat, stirring for 8-10 minutes or until thickened and smooth. Let cool. [Makes 1-1/2 cups.] Cake: Let strawberry ice cream stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes or until spreadable; pack evenly into 9-inch springform pan. Pour chocolate sauce over top. Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until firm. Meanwhile, let vanilla ice cream stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, drain pineapple and pure in food processor; mix into vanilla ice cream. Spread over chocolate layer; freeze for 20 minutes or until firm. Meanwhile, let chocolate ice cream stand at room temperature for 20 minutes or until softened; spread over pineapple layer. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm. [Cake can be prepared to this point, covered and stored in freezer for up to 3 days.] Strawberry Sauce: Meanwhile, in small saucepan, stir together strawberries, sugar and orange rind. Blend orange juice with cornstarch; stir into pan and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes or until thickened. Refrigerate until chilled. Whip cream with icing sugar; spread or pipe over top of cake. Remove side of pan; garnish with banana and strawberry sauce. Serve immediately. Source: Canadian Living magazine, Apr 95 Presented in article by Elizabeth Baird: "Only The Best" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen [-=PAM=-]