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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Best Brownies
Ok. This brownie was really good (the best my mother has ever had), but I cheated a lot. I used this recipe as a guide rather than exactly as written. Due to all the changes I had made to get the resulting brownie, I only gave this recipe 3 stars. I can imagine the brownie created by the original recipe would have a nice texture, but not be as deep in flavor. I have a dairy allergy so I changed the recipe. The changes I made are as follows: -1/2 cup of shortening vs 1/2 a cup of butter -added 1/2 tsp of butter extract -melted 1/2 ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate into the shortening -mixed in about1/2 cup of milk chocolate chunks (these weren't dairy free, but a little milk won't kill me so I -decided to add them. If you have a severe milk allergy just substitute the chocolate chunks for some completely dairy free brownies. ;)) -I only baked them for 20 mins The resulting brownie was absolutely the bees knees. It wasn't a thick brownie, but definitely had a good balance of chewiness and fudgeness, and had thin crisp top. I did not frost them as they were very rich and perfectly sweet on their own; however I could have frosted them and they would have been fine. As for the flavor they were very chocolatey and had a depth of flavor added by the milk chocolate chunks. They were very good!!!The best my family has ever had!!!! Happy baking! :)

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2014
Real Sopapillas
These were very good sopapillas. I followed the recipe exactly, and they puffed up when fried and tasted great. However, i strongly recommend rolling your dough very thin and making 100% sure that you oil is at 375 degrees when you start frying! The first batch of sopapillas i made were really doughy and tough because i rolled the dough a 1/4 inch thick. Rolling the dough much thinner (1/8 inch thick) made them puff up and become flaky. Also some of the more negative reviews said that the sopapilla itself was bland. Due to this i added a hint of cinnamon to the dough, but other than that i don't recommend putting anything else in them. Sopapilla dough is not meant to be sweet by itself. If you prefer sweet sopapillas i recommend drizzling a little honey on top of them and then dusting them with cinnamon/sugar. Over all this recipe turned out great for me. I hope my tips are useful :D

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Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2012
My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn
this caramel corn had good flavor, and i ended up with a crunchy corn at the end, but i had to make double the amount of caramel mixture in order to cover the popcorn. another thing is that the popcorn was too hot to separate at the end sooo i got caramel corn clusters. they tasted good but were not separated. some tips i have is to make double the amount of caramel and put half of it on before it goes into the oven. after 30 min pour the other half on top (still stir after every 15 min). another thing in order to have a good crunch at the end you have to boil the caramel long enough. 5 minutes after it starts boiling is about right... to be sure boil about 30 seconds longer. another thing i did was used buttered popcorn out of a bag. the butter that was on the popcorn gave it a salty/sweet taste, sooo if you like kettle corn this might be a good option for you... overall this was a good recipe... time consuming but good

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2011

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