By popular demand, Ver and Vee Burthrap have decided to publish the recipe for their famous Christmas Binzelphrast. They created the dish that has become a seasonal favorite for families everywhere.
Ver and Vee Burthrap are twin sisters who live in Maple Valley, in Kertok County, Missouri. The Burthrap sisters competed in a baking competition that landed them squarely in the middle of the Recipe Creator Hall of Fame. No one has ever burst on the baking scene and risen to the top as quickly as the Burthrap twins.
“What would you say to someone who is just starting to climb the ladder of baking fame?” asked Silversteen Klaskson, master of ceremonies for the competition.
Almost in unison, the twins said, “Believe in your oven! You have to believe in your oven!”
“What do you mean by ‘believe in your oven?'” Klaskson asked.
“We mean you have to believe in your instrument of bakery, and that’s your oven,” Vee said.
“I’m still not getting it,” Silversteen said. “Do you mean, literally, believing in your oven? Aren’t you the ones doing the baking? The oven is just heating up and holding your dish until you decide it’s done. Right?”
“No, that’s not quite right,” Ver said. “You have to believe in your oven.”
Klaskson looked perplexed but decided in the interest of television viewers to move on.
“Okay. Believe in your oven, folks,” Silversteen said, looking straight into the camera. “Ladies, tell the viewers at home the secret to your Christmas Binzelphrast,” he said.
Vee Burthrap said, “I will tell you the heart of the dish, and Ver will tell you about the topping, how’s that?”
“Perfect,” Klaskson said.
“First, cover a ten-inch pie plate with a layer of butter,” Vee said. “Then take a full box of graham crackers and crush them. Pour the cracker crumbs into a bowl and stir in a quarter cup of heavy cream. Stir until you make a thick paste, then press the combination onto the pie plate, and set it aside.”
“Don’t forget to tell them about the noodles,” Ver said.
“I won’t, I’m just getting started,” Vee answered.
“Next, in a mixing bowl, stir together a cup of flower, a half cup of sugar, a can of drained crushed pineapple, a half teaspoon of salt, two teaspoons of baking powder, a cup of elbow noodles, two eggs, and a can of condensed milk. Pour the mixture into the pie plate lined with the graham cracker paste,” Vee said.
By that time, host Silversteen Klaskson was looking a little green, but the best was yet to come.
“Put it in the oven at 375 degrees for thirty minutes,” Vee said.
Ver continued, “While the dish is in the oven for the first thirty minutes, mix the topping together. Cream together a half-pound of liver pate with a half-pound of crushed walnuts and a half-cup of orange juice. Take the dish out of the oven after thirty minutes and cover the top with the liver pate mixture. Return it to the oven for another thirty minutes.”
Klaskson was obviously having trouble. He looked away several times as the Burthrap twins shared their now famous recipe.
“Take the dish out of the oven, and serve it hot with a cheese garnish, preferably Swiss,” Ver said.
“There you have it! Christmas Binzelphrast!” Ver and Vee said together.
Silversteen Klaskson said, “Folks, that’s it. Christmas Binzelphrast is yours now, thanks to Ver and Vee Burthrap, winners of the Recipe Hall of Fame Competition.”
The good folks in Maple Valley are proud of our Ver and Vee Burthrap.