Sunday, August 23, 2009

Butterscotch Nut Fudge - Fail

Failure. Way too sweet. And I like sweet, so that’s saying a lot. Possible typo in the recipe? I don’t think you should be adding ANY sugar to a fudge recipe. Normally you get the sweetness from the chips. The butterscotch chips PLUS 1¾ cup sugar is just overkill. Just thought I’d share.

Marshmallow Creme

I needed marshmallow creme for the fudge recipe but didn’t want to buy the jar and risk eating pig fat. This recipe came out great- like creamy marshmallows. I wonder if it tastes better than Jet-Puffed.

1 egg white
2/3 cup light corn syrup
pinch of salt
2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla (don’t forget, this is all your flavor!)

In a large mixing bowl, combine egg white, syrup, and salt. Beat for 10 minutes until thick. Add sugar at low speed. Then add vanilla and beat until blended. Makes 2 cups exactly.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

This recipe has 371 reviews, 4.6 stars, and that “my grandmother made it” taste. The peaches are lightly seasoned with the warm flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon. The orange juice really adds a fresh touch, without it being too citric. Of course it tastes best with fresh peaches, but when those aren’t available, I have made this recipe many times with frozen peaches and it still comes out great. You could also try substituting a cup of brown sugar for white sugar. The pie dough is what pushes this recipe over the top good. It comes out perfectly- flaky (but not crumbly) and golden. I’ve tried using butter flavored shortening too- fabulous.

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