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suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 23rd Nov '05 9:41 PM

A REAL RECIPE QUESTION

I have a recipe for a Raspberry Torte, which has the following directions:

Combine 1 cup sugar and 3 TBs cornstarch in a saucepan and mix well.  Add 20 oz. of frozen raspberries.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Does this seem reasonable to you?? How can you bring something to a boil without any liquid??

This came from a "Daily In Box" eZine I subscribe to: the recipe is from a Junior League sponsored cookbook called "Great Lakes Effects: Buffalo Beyond Winter and Wings"

Any sugestions?

margiematt
Margiematt  (Level: 194.4 - Posts: 388)
Wed, 23rd Nov '05 10:04 PM

The best thing to do is ask Steve aka Tuzilla.
Margie

lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Wed, 23rd Nov '05 10:45 PM

The sugar, the cornstarch and the heated raspberries will create liquid to boil.
Leah

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Thu, 24th Nov '05 12:20 AM

Leah is correct. Sugar will liquefy when heated with the moisture from the berries. Good luck!

skillet66
Skillet66  (Level: 83.5 - Posts: 210)
Thu, 24th Nov '05 2:21 AM

If the raspberries are frozen-there's your liquid right there.Just don't substitute fresh or canned,though.Tell us how it comes out and please give the recipe-sounds good...

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Thu, 24th Nov '05 7:09 AM

exactly. The sugar will melt and the berries will juice up. Don't heat it too fast or you will burn the sugar.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 24th Nov '05 8:58 AM

Well OK then! Thanks for the info - here's the recipe:

Raspberry Torte

from Great Lake Effects...
Buffalo Beyond Winter and Wings

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
20 ounces frozen raspberries
45 large marshmallows
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

TO PREPARE:

Combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in a bowl and mix
  well.  Cut in the butter until crumbly.  Pat over the
  bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until light
  brown.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Combine 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and mix
  well.  Add the raspberries.  Bring to a boil, stirring
  constantly.
Boil until thickened, stirring constantly.  Cool slightly.
  Spoon over the baked layer.
Chill in the refrigerator.
Combine the marshmallows and milk in a saucepan.
Cook over low heat until blended, stirring constantly.
  Remove from heat.  Fold in the whipped cream.  Spread
  over the prepared layers.
Chill until serving time.



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