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Meds Mama's


You can substitute 1/2 cup of prepared orange juice for the juice of the two oranges. When I asked Meds Mama why she put whiskey into the Cherag, she said that that was how she learned from her mother and the taste of the whiskey in the Cherag has become traditional. She said she didn't know if the recipe was supposed to have whiskey or if it was her mother's way of getting rid of her father's home-made whiskey.

Preparation: 2 hours Heirloom Recipe
Serves 6 to 8 persons Meds Mama Sarkissian-Pattie Knapp
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups All-Bran® Cereal
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 2 large oranges
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 jigger whiskey
  1. Add yeast to warm water and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, add all other ingredients, except flour, and mix well. Add yeast mixture and mix. Slowly add flower while mixing until you have a medium dough. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. On floured surface, roll out into a rectangle about 10- x 16-inches.
  4. Cut dough into 5 pieces - about 2- x 16-inches.
  5. Cut each dough strip diagonally, 2-inches wide, to make diamond shaped pieces. Cover and let rise.
  6. Beat additional egg. Brush each dough piece with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Place pieces on baking sheet and keep separated by at least an inch. Takes multiple baking sheets.
  8. Bake, one sheet at a time, in a pre-heated oven at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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