Book benefits bone marrow donor registry
THE Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry's benefit cookbook, "Ohana Style," is out in a third edition, with a new collection of recipes but the same cause -- finding donor matches for patients with leukemia and other blood diseases.
The original "Ohana Style Cookbook" was published in 1972, spearheaded by Hilo High School's class of 1972 in support of a classmate and leukemia patient, Patricia Ikeda Tamashiro. Tamashiro later died of complications following a bone marrow transplant.
Proceeds helped settle her medical expenses, with the rest donated to the registry.
A sequel was published in 2000; both editions sold out.
"Ohana Style Cookbook III" is credited to registry volunteers Linda Camp, Marytina Choy and Joyce Yoshino. It is a bright, handsome collection, featuring cover artwork -- "Shave Ice" -- by Rosalie R. Prussing, who also illustrated the second edition.
The cookbook is available for $13.50 from the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry office at St. Francis Medical Center, 2228 Liliha St., Suite 102B.* Call 547-6154. Neighbor islanders may call toll-free, 877-443-6667.
The cookbook includes this recipe for lavosh, settling a request from Margaret Ogata, who wanted to make some for her holiday table. It would make a nice last-minute gift from the kitchen, paired with nice, soft cheese.
One note: If you don't roll the dough out flat enough -- I speak from experience here -- you won't get nice, crisp lavosh, but you will get a perfectly acceptable flatbread.
2-3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sesame seeds or poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter. Add buttermilk.
Form into 6 to 8 balls. Roll out paper-thin on a floured surface. If dough is sticky, sprinkle with flour as you roll.
Transfer to ungreased cookie sheets and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until light brown.
Nutritional information unavailable.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
» The "Ohana Style Cookbook III" is available from the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry office at St. Francis Medical Center, 2228 Liliha St., Suite 102B. An article yesterday on Page D1 listed an incorrect street.
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