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Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Simple Scones
The BEST scones I've ever tasted and worked GREAT in a food processor. I chose to sub dried cranberries for the raisins and add 2 TB grated lemon zest. YUM!! These were gone before they had a chance to cool! Also, for those out there aiming for whole foods, I subbed spelt flour for the full 2 cups of all-purpose and sucanat for the sugar and was VERY PLEASED. You honestly couldn't tell! (apart from the dough being darker in color) Still VERY moist and just as delicious as any bakery scone!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2012
Pumpkin Wheat Honey Muffins
I used the whole can of pumpkin (15 oz) because I hate having just a little of something left over that can't be used for anything else -and they turned out GREAT!! I figured, if you can substitute part applesauce for the oil, why not extra pumpkin? I'm glad it worked! From my research, both canola and vegetable oil are awful for you, so I used 1/4 cup of melted butter instead. The only other change I made was adding a bit more baking soda, so help with the extra pumpkin. I also followed others' advice by using cinnamon, ginger, and cloves (about 1/2 tsp of each -maybe more cinn.) instead of the pumpkin spice.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 29, 2010
Whole Wheat Cut Out Cookies
Well, I can honestly say that I've been making cut out cookies since I was 10 and have never had such trouble! I was able to salvage these, however.... For some reason my dough was WAY too soft and sticky. (other reviewers didn't seem to have this problem?) The only cause I can think of is that my honey was raw and somewhat granular -though this has never posed a problem in baking before. I ended having to add over 2 cups of flour (yikes!) just to be able to roll it out. This of course diminished the taste considerably (I'm assuming), so I compensated by sprinkling with cinnamon. They turned out pretty good! My 2 year old definitely had no problem eating them. :) I would advise adding the honey a little at a time to see how much you need to reach the desired consistency. I will try this next time. :)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2010
 
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