The Rip Van Wrinkler,
XXII, Issue 1, February 2018

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"Pals. . ."
is the NEW Contest!
Enter stories &/or PHOTOS by April 1st.


Bump and Keeva Wojcik.

Cellini and Winston Fitzsimmons.

Ch'ami and Chica 't Mannetje (both in heaven).

Hannah and Obike Culver

Brownies thanks to Barb Kunze
½ cup Butter
2 squares Unsweetened chocolate
4 Eggs
¼ tsp Salt
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Flour
1 cup Nuts - optional
Melt butter & chocolate together and then cool. Beat eggs and salt until light. Add sugar and vanilla slowly to eggs. Add the cooled butter and chocolate. Add the flour. Fold in nuts. Bake in greased 9"x13" pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Fusilli, black beans, corn, sweet red peppers, capers, parsley, vinaigrette, by SK-M

Fresh Cherry Clafoutis - Molly Katzan recipe

Fresh Cherry Clafoutis

Jackie Dering

(Pronounced "cla-FOO-tee")

Preparation time: 20 minutes to prepare; 30 to 35 minutes to bake
Yield: 4 servings
This baked custardy puff, studded with fresh cherries, belongs to the same species as popovers, Yorkshire pudding, and souffléed pancakes. It is a very easy brunch or dessert dish that you can whip up in a blender in minutes.

1 1/3 cups milk (can be low fat)
2 tablespoons sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups all-purpose unbleached white flour
1 1/2 cups pitted fresh or frozen (not defrosted) cherries
1 tablespoon butter
Powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Use a blender or a food processor. Add the milk first, then all remaining ingredients except the cherries and powdered sugar. Blend or process until frothy and thoroughly combined.
3. Place the butter in a 10-inch pie pan, or a 9-inch square pan, and put the pan in the oven for several minutes, until the butter is melted. Remove the pan from the oven and carefully tilt the pan to evenly distribute the butter.
4. Pour the batter into the hot pan, and sprinkle in the cherries. Put the pan right back in the oven, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until dramatically puffed and solid in the center when shaken.
5. Serve hot, cut into wedges or squares, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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