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You Asked For It

Sweet substitute for Showboat's heavenly hash

Here are the recipes you were hoping to find.

Published July 26, 2006

Barbara Stricker wanted a recipe for heavenly hash from the former Showboat Dinner Theater. Pat Way hopes her recipe will be a fine substitution. Bill Henry shares a scone recipe for Deborah Lemmon to try. He says to use fresh baking soda or they won't rise properly.

For: Barbara Stricker of New Port Richey

From: Pat Way of Odessa

Recipe: Heavenly Hash

Heavenly Hash

1 small can pineapple tidbits, drained, juice reserved

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup uncooked rice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

6 maraschino cherries, quartered

2 cups whipped cream

In a saucepan, combine pineapple juice and water; bring to a boil. Add rice and salt, reduce heat and cover. Cook rice according to package directions. Cool. Fold in pineapple, marshmallows, cherries and whipped cream. Chill thoroughly before serving.

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For: Deborah Lemmon of Dunedin

From: Bill Henry of Largo

Recipe: Lemon Scones

Lemon Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter

1/2 cup sour milk (see note)

1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Additional sugar

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add milk and lemon peel, stirring just until mixed. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently six times. Shape into a ball. On a greased baking sheet, pat dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick and 8 1/2 inches in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut wedges in the dough, being careful not to cut all the way through. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Makes 10 to 12 scones.

NOTE: To make sour milk, place 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal 1/2 cup.

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Recipe requests

Sesame Linguine Salad from the Publix deli is the recipe Dana Dahlberg would like to have. Charlene Lewis would like the recipe for Frenchy's She Crab soup, and Ray Benton has searched high and low for a recipe for bourbon chicken. He hopes the You Asked For It readers will share their favorites.

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[Last modified July 25, 2006, 11:47:01]

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