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Best Brownies

Reviewed: May 18, 2014
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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Real Sopapillas

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2012
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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My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn

Reviewed: May 13, 2011
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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Buttermilk Pancakes II

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2011
Very good. but i only gave these 4 stars because they took a bit longer to cook than i expected. My first few came out raw in the middle. But other than that they were great. They had a very nice fluffy texture and had great flavor. The only thing i would recommend is adding a tsp of vanilla.
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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
the very best peach cobbler ever!!!!! i loved it however i changed the recipe a little i only used 1 cup of surgar and to thicken the filling a little more i added an additional tablespoon of corn starch. i love the crust it is perfect the best ever! i made this recipe three times in the last week and they are all gone my family devoured it!!! Again this is the BEST PEACH COBBLER RECIPE EVER!!!!!!!! :)
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Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
this was a absolutley fabulous recipe. it was so good i had to take it to my friends at school!!! they loved it too! however i baked my cheesecake in a 375 degree oven for until it wasnt giggly in the middle. then i put it in the fridge for a few hours and it was perfect!!!!
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Green Bean Fries

Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2009
this was a great recipe. i gave the bread crumbs a couple of shakes of salt though. . . and my mom and sister ate the etire plate before my dad could even get any. this was a big hit and it was really fast and easy to make!!!!
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