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Baloo's Bugle


January 2004 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 10, Issue 6
February 2004 Theme

Webelos Engineer & Scholar
  Tiger Cub Achivement #



Bunuelos (fritters)

Circle Ten Council

Recipe used at Christmas in Mexico

Makes about 3dozen.


2 cups sifted flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. anise seeds, crushed

1 tsp. grated lemon rind

1 egg, beaten

2/3 cup honey

1/2 cup oil

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, anise, and lemon. Stir in honey, egg, and enough milk to create a dough. Roll out to thin rounds 7-8 inches in diameter. Heat oil in a shallow skillet until hot. Quarter each round and drop flat into hot oil, brown lightly about 30 seconds on each side. Remove from skillet and sprinkle to taste with topping mixture of cinnamon and sugar.




Cactus Cake

Circle Ten Council

Make a cake in the shape of a very large cactus with toothpicks for spines.

Use one 9 x 13 cake, cut in half lengthwise and place one piece above the other to form the center of the cactus. From a second 9 x 13 pan cut 2 arms for the cactus, or use a horseshoe shape pan and cut apart in the center placing one piece on each side of the center cactus for the arms.


Circle Ten Council

You will need tortilla chips, shredded cheddar or jack cheese, and your choice of optional items including: ground meat, refried beans, olives, tomatoes, jalapenos, etc.

 Spread the tortilla chips evenly on a baking tray. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the chips, alternating with your other optional items.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes (or until cheese is melted). Serve with salsa and sangria (recipe below!)

Simple Cheese Nachos 

Santa Clara County Council

Turn snack time into a fiesta time by using brightly colored construction paper for placemats & arranging paper tissue flowers in the center of the table. Let the children help make cheese nachos by sprinkling grated cheese on top of tortilla chips. Then bake at 350 until the cheese has melted.

Chili Cheese Dip

Santa Clara County Council


1 can chopped tomatoes   

1 can prepared chili   

1 lb Velveeta, cubed

Melt ingredients together in double boiler over low heat.  Serve with chips when cheese is thoroughly melted.  Keep warm in fondue or crock pot.

Mexican Pizza

Santa Clara County Council


1/2 lb. ground burger

15 1/2 oz. can chili beans

8 oz. can corn, drained

2 T. chopped green chilies

1 12" boboli crust

3 green onions, chopped

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 olives, sliced

2 tomatoes, chopped

Brown burger, drain and combine with beans, corn and chilies.

Place crust on a pizza pan. Spread mixture over crust.

Top with cheese, onions, olives and tomatoes.

Bake 10-12 minutes at 425 degrees, until cheese melts and pizza is heated through.



Taco Pie

Santa Clara County Council


1 pkg crescent rolls              

1 pkg taco seasoning      

1 pkg grated mozzarella cheese

1 pkg Doritos (plain)         

1 small can tomato paste  

1 pkg grated cheddar cheese

1 lb ground beef

Press crescent rolls in pie pan to form crust. 

Crunch Doritos into small  bits and sprinkle a coat on crust. 

Brown ground beef, strain and add tomato taste plus 1/2 cup water and taco seasoning.

Put into pan. Cover meat with sour cream. 

Put cheese on top (both cheeses).

Sprinkle Doritos over top of cheese. 

Bake in 350-degree oven for 30 minutes.


Circle Ten Council

In a large pitcher mix 4 parts purple grape juice, 2 parts seltzer, and 1 1/2 parts orange juice.

Throw in some orange slices and cherries for decoration!

Tortilla Roll Ups

Circle Ten Council

Serve rolled-up tortillas filled with different fillings. A cream cheese / salsa mixture would be good -- spread the mixture onto the tortilla, roll it up, cover and place it in the fridge. A few hours later, cut the rolled tortilla into 1-2" slices.




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