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Recipe Reviews 53 reviews
DO NOT SUB ANYTHING FOR THE BUTTERMILK! Milk with lemon juice makes sour milk, not buttermilk. I feel like I can give a pretty good review after using this recipe three times. The first time I made these I didn't have quite enough buttermilk so I used 1/2 cup of milk with 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk. Although tasty, in the end, they were not pretty and I made a huge mess because the batter was a bit runny. The second and third times I made these I noticed a big difference in the thickness of the batter using all buttermilk. It was more like muffin batter except fluffier. I used a cookie dough scooper to transfer the batter from the bowl to the pan. The only change to the recipe each time is that I did not use one tablespoon of oil in each well. If I had, there would not have been any room for batter. I used about 1/4 teaspoon of clarified butter in each well and then used a silicone pastry brush to make sure that not only the wells were covered but also the entire top of the pan because the batter does puff up and sometimes overrun the wells. About the fillings: we found that we like them plain with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a choice of toppings. Some like thinned jam and others like maple or pancake syrup. Thank you Lisa G.!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2014
Welsh Cookies
I'm not fond of an overly sweet breakfast menu so this is my kind of treat and just right on the sweetness without sprinkling sugar on top. I used all butter. I also added 1 tsp. of mace. The next time I make these I will add some cinnamon too. If you are looking for currants you might find them at Whole Foods if there is one near you. I had never tasted currants so I was unpleasantly surprised when I tasted them right out of the package and in my opinion tasted like baby raisins. I'm not a big fan of raisins but I added the currants anyway and was pleasantly surprised that I liked them in these cookies/cakes. I'm fairly sure that my husband will most probably not like these because there are no chocolate chips involved but that's a thought. Might throw in a few next time just for him. Not authentic I know but the man will eat anything with chocolate added. I think that dried cranberries might be tasty substitute for the currants. I plan to freeze half of these to have on the weekends with some chai tea.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2014
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Both my husband and I enjoyed this. I would have given it 5 stars but I feel like the prep instructions for a crockpot meal were too labor intensive. I did follow the instructions but next time I will either throw everything into the crockpot from the beginning or if I do the skillet routine I will keep it in the skillet and put a lid on it and simmer for 30 minutes, adding the yogurt in the last few minutes.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2014

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