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Thumbprint Jam Cookies

I have been stress baking due to the college quarter ending and finals have doomed upon me.

I whipped up these scrumptious thumbprint jam cookies last night. The jam is premade. The shortbread is just right imo. I don't have a mixer so I creamed the butter by hand. The mixture can be a bit dense so may be hard for folks who don't have a lot of hand strength/dexterity.

I picked up the recipe on the site "Jen's Favorite Cookies". I did not roll the cookies in sugar prebake though, as I thought that would be too sweet. I think the jam added all the all piazza I needed. I made them a little big because I wasn't sure the ratio, so I let them cook about 5 minutes by themselves and then put them in for the 15 minutes the recipe calls for. I ended up adding an additional 5 minutes at the end because I like a crispy edge.

Ingredients, Equipment, Instructions )

Sorry to deprive y'all of my amateur photography skills but I am not sure of any hosting sites. :/
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[personal profile] amadi2015-03-01 03:14 pm

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Hoping to rejuvenate this community a bit, with at least one recipe a week. (Feel free to follow suit!) This is a modification I made on a recipe from America's Test Kitchen, which is a source for a lot of amazing and well-tested (natch) food. I made the muffins a just a tad sweeter and added the raisins to create a more cookie-reminiscent snack treat rather than a more staid breakfast muffin.

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[personal profile] zanzando2012-08-09 08:18 pm
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Aww yeah.

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(Crossposted to my DW here.)
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Jan's Mud Cake

A gem from one of the home-made community organisation cookbooks my Mum's collected over the years. I've no idea who Jan was, but thanks, this is brilliant cake! (Very happy, Jan!*)

It's not a true mudcake, it's lighter and... sort of like brownies, especially if you cook it in a lamington/brownie tin.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

Ingredients and what you do with them )


* Gratuitous references to outdated Australian television advertising for the win!
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Mixed fruit cookies with orange

Adapted from The Ellen Sinclair Cookbook (which is really hard to find these days, why yes, I am smug to have got hold of a copy).

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Measurements are in Australian standards

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My housemate describes these as "like rich tea biscuits on steroids". This is an accurate description.

I might consider adding nutmeg and cinnamon next time.

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Pie Pumpkins

Does anyone have experience making pumpkin pie with a pie pumpkin? I keep seeing piles of pie pumpkins at the produce market and am tempted to give it a try. Good idea/bad idea?
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Molasses Crinkles

Very easy recipe, great for the fall and winter seasons. My mom emailed the recipe under the title: Excellent Cookies (thanks, Mom). I didn't realize exactly what I was making until the end! They look and taste just like ginger snaps.

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[personal profile] lian2011-07-10 10:05 am
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I'm very cheerful this morning, because my breakfast consisted of the brioche I baked yesterday. This sweet, fluffy bread goes well with butter, milk, coffee, tea, custard, fruits, chocolate, jam.... it tastes good with just about anything sweet, really.

It's a huge loaf (pic behind the cut), but it'll be gone in no time, I can't stop myself eating... it's just that good, and what's more, easy to prepare and very basic ingredients. Only catch: the dough needs to rest for several hours.

My variation contains a lot of kardamom, which gives it that special yummy Scandinavian flavour (heh), but you can just leave it out.

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[personal profile] amadi2011-04-28 10:40 am

Simple White Cake

I adapted this recipe from one I found online, to create a fluffy, buttery, easy white cake.

Will make one 9" x 13" single layer, two 8" rounds, or a good number of cupcakes (number will vary on size of your tins).

¾ cup butter, room temperature
1½ cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare your pan(s) with butter and flour or paper liners for cupcakes.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. When light and fluffy, add in the eggs, one at a time and blend until fully incorporated.
  5. Add the vanilla and mix in.
  6. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  7. Add flour mixture in three batches to the butter mixture. Mix each addition just until blended in.
  8. Stir in the milk, mixing on low speed until the batter is smooth.
  9. Put batter into prepared pan(s).
  10. Bake 30 to 40 minutes (20 to 25 for cupcakes) at 350°F. Cake is done when it springs back when touched in the middle.

There's a lot you can do with this cake, you can serve it with a fruit coulis, with a traditional or cooked buttercream, with whipped cream, or covered in a chocolate ganache. Because the cake is just sweet, buttery and vanilla-y, it's a perfect complement to just about any topping.
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[personal profile] zanzando2010-09-07 09:32 pm
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Vanilla Crescents - Vanillekipferl

I promised to copy down the recipe from my great-grandmother's recipe collection (which is written in the old German script, so you better appreciate!), and I figured that I might as well go all the way.


Vanilla Crescents - Vanillekipferl

(You can click on the images to see a giant version)

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[personal profile] justjenny2010-09-02 08:03 pm
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Hello Kitty Ice-Cream Sandwich

Hello Kitty Ice Cream Sandwich

Here is an easy recipe for Hello Kitty Ice-cream sandwich…
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[personal profile] onceamy2010-08-25 05:06 pm

Easy Fruit Muffins

I found these in a diet cookbook (Symply Too Good to Be True 2, 1999) -- surprisingly, they work awesomely:
  • 1 ½ cups mixed fruit
  • 1 ½ cups fruit medley
  • 1 level teaspoon mixed spice
  • ¾ level teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 cups boiled tea (strong)
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  1. Preheat oven to 180° fanforced.
  2. Combined fruits, bicarb soda, mixed spice, and tea, leave to soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Gently fold flour into mixture in one go. Do not beat as this will make the muffins brittle.
  4. Coat a 12 cup muffin tray with oil and spoon mixture into muffin tin, dividing equally into 10 cups.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
  6. Let muffins cool for 5 minutes and then turn out into a wire rack.
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[personal profile] wendelah12010-06-17 11:37 pm
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Triple Citrus Bars

These are to die for. Makes sixteen 2-inch bars. Originally published July 1, 2006 in Cooks Illustrated magazine.

If you cannot find fresh Key limes, use regular (Persian) limes. Do not use bottled lime or lemon juice. Grate the zest from the citrus fruit before juicing, avoiding the bitter white pith that lies just beneath the outermost skin. The optional coconut garnish adds textural interest and tames the citrus flavor for those who find it too intense. The recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13- by 9-inch baking pan; you will need a double layer of extra-wide foil for the pan (each sheet about 20 inches in length) and should increase the baking times by a minute or two. Mince zest after measuring.

5 ounces animal crackers
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar (light or dark)
Pinch table salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted and cooled slightly

2 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest , minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest , minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest , minced
Pinch table salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg yolk
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice , either Key lime or regular
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
Garnish (optional)
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut , toasted until golden and crisp


1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Cut about 12-inch length extra-wide heavy-duty foil; fold cut edges back to form 7 1/2-inch width. With folded sides facing down, fit foil securely into bottom and up sides of 8-inch-square baking pan, allowing excess to overhang pan sides. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.

2. TO MAKE THE CRUST: In workbowl of food processor, pulse animal crackers until broken down, about ten 1-second pulses; process crumbs until evenly fine, about 10 seconds (you should have about 1 1/4 cups crumbs). Add brown sugar and salt; process to combine, ten to twelve 1-second pulses (if large sugar lumps remain, break them apart with fingers). Drizzle butter over crumbs and pulse until crumbs are evenly moistened with butter, about ten 1-second pulses. Press crumbs evenly and firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake until deep golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack while making filling. Do not turn off oven.

3. TO MAKE THE FILLING: While crust cools, in medium bowl, stir cream cheese, zests, and salt with rubber spatula until softened, creamy, and thoroughly combined. Add sweetened condensed milk and whisk vigorously until incorporated and no lumps of cream cheese remain; whisk in egg yolk. Add juices and whisk gently until incorporated (mixture will thicken slightly).

4. TO ASSEMBLE AND BAKE: Pour filling into crust; spread to corners and smooth surface with rubber spatula. Bake until set and edges begin to pull away slightly from sides, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack to room temperature, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Cover with foil and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.

5. Loosen edges with paring knife and lift bars from baking pan using foil extensions; cut bars into 16 squares. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if using, and serve. (Leftovers can be refrigerated up to 2 days; crust will soften slightly. Let bars stand at room temperature about 15 minutes before serving.)
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[personal profile] amadi2010-05-03 07:44 am

Gluten Free Corn Biscotti

This is not my recipe in the way that the others I've shared thus far have been. I didn't do too much improvising with this one, because it was my first go around with gluten-free anything. This one comes almost directly from celiac.com, though the recipe there is poorly written. Mind you, for someone who is highly sensitive to gluten, it's my understanding that using your regular, gluteny equipment might pose a problem, so you might not want to serve this to dear Aunt Emma unless you check with her first.

Gluten Free Corn Biscotti )
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[personal profile] lian2010-05-04 12:08 am
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Layered Chocolate & Milk Cookies

Incredibly rich and delicious three-part layered cookies: a sumptious chocolate base with a milky filling that melts in your mouth (mmmmh) "protected" by a coat of nougat.

Try and rope someone into helping you -- it's more fun and a lot faster to prepare these cookies together! Good for families, flatmates, guests, birthday parties etc., they need to be used up fast (within ~4 days) and are a bit too rich to munch on your lonesome.

This recipe will yield lots of cookies -- about 3 cookie sheets full.

(European measurements only, sorry :/)


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[personal profile] amadi2010-05-03 06:52 am

Crispies Cookies

The name isn't a typo, it's a nod to a the main ingredient, which is what gives the cookie a special texture.

Crispies Cookies )
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[personal profile] amadi2010-05-01 09:25 pm

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

And now, your make-up cookie. These are amazingly good, a combination of everything that's good about cookies, really, chocolatey, peanut buttery, rich and just plainly delicious.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies )

Vegetarian spinach & noodle casserole - Need some advice.

*Waves* Hello, first time posting here!

I recently tried a new "recipe" for a casserole that was really yummy, but needs a little more work. I'm wondering if people have advice for making a slightly soggy noodle casserole more firm.
Recipe and ideas for fixing it below the cut. Advice welcome! )

This dish was very cheap to make, fairly quick, and vegetarian (for certain values of vegetarian)! I would love to be able to make this a really tasty dish, and any advice you can give me on that front would be extremely welcome.