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July 9 2010 Native American Newsletter

Greetings to all friends near and far. I hope you had a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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Women in Archery Competitions

Prayer Feathers and Fans

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June Articles:

Wisdom Of Our Fathers

Traditional Cherokee Wedding

Apache Creation Myth

Native American Ribbon Work

Like bread pudding? Here is a great recipe:

Pueblo Bread Pudding


1 cup raisins
French bread, broken into bite size pieces and dried for one day, you will need about 4 cups of pieces
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups grated mild Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 cups hot water
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Cover raisins in warm water and soak for 20 minutes, drain.
While raisins are soaking, preheat oven to 300. Spray 5x9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking oil, and set aside until ready to use.

Spread two cups of the bread pieces in loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the raisins and half of the walnuts over bread, then sprinkle on half each of the nutmeg and cinnamon. Cover with 1 cup of the grated cheese. Add remaining bread and gently pat down. Make second layer of raising, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and cheese.

Be careful with this step and keep children out of the kitchen: Heat sugar in saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has melted, about 10 minutes. Add hot water SLOWLY to prevent splashing. The sugar crystals that form will dissolve in the hot water with gentle stirring.

Stirring constantly, add butter and make sure it melts -- this will take about 3 - 5 minutes. When butter has melted, remove pan from heat. Gently pour over layers in loaf pan. The syrup should saturate to the bottom of layers.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 300 degrees, or until cheese browns and the syrup is bubbling. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Cut pudding in serving sizes and serve with honey or dessert sauce of your favorite flavor. A caramel sauce is good with this pudding.

Till next time, may your heart and moccasins follow a happy path. Blessings and Walk in Peace and Harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Native American Editor

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