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Fudge Brownies I

Reviewed: May 21, 2008
To be honest I wasn't particularly impressed with these brownies, but I went ahead and rated them 5 stars because I modified the recipe according to other reviewers' recommendations. (I've always thought it unfair for people to change a recipe then complain that it wasn't that great.) I reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and I think that's why the brownies weren't as fudgy as I wanted. Perhaps the extra sugar would have made them just a little chewier. Also, I reduced the eggs to 2, but I do agree that having 4 eggs would make them too cake-y.
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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2008
I'm usually really liberal with my ratings, this is the lowest I've ever given out. I followed the recipe to the letter, didn't over-cook it; the brownies turned out unremarkable and not chewy at all. Pretty disappointing since I used my precious butter to make them, it's really expensive here.
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Blonde Brownies I

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
I'm not a huge fan of "blondies" but this recipe was really, really good. The only thing I changed was substituting miniature M&M's for the chocolate chips (we didn't have any). Definitely a keeper. Oh -- it's important to use butter; the buttery taste is this recipe's strong point.
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Chocolate Pudding Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2008
Really good for a pudding cake. I simplified it even more, just mixed all the cocoa into the flour, then dissolved the brown sugar into boiling water (our brown sugar here tends to be lumpy) and poured it over the top of the batter. Took everyone's advice and reduced the sugar -- glad I did.
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Banana-Nut Bundt Cake

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2008
The cake was delicious, definitely a keeper. I took another reviewer's idea a step further: I put all the fruit, the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla in a blender and whipped it up. Mixed the dry ingredients, added the liquid, and the cake was in the oven within 5 minutes. Couldn't be easier. I left the cinnamon out since it didn't seem to fit with the tropical ingredients, seems like it was a good decision.
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Buttermilk Chocolate Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 5, 2008
Made this last night for some friends and it was a hit. Not too sweet, not too chocolate-y, just right. Butter and margarine are very expensive here in China so I substituted 1/3 C oil and it was still very, very good. Definitely didn't need the honey butter.
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Thick Chocolate Pudding

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2007
This is a really good recipe, simple and with a nice chocolate flavor, not too sweet. It comes out REALLY thick, so next time I might reduce the starch just a little. Didn't use the vanilla and didn't miss it at all.
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Homesteader Cornbread

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2007
This is one of the best cornbreads I've ever eaten. Moist, sweet but not too sweet. I made it just as written, took it to our Bible study group. They gobbled it up immediately and everyone asked for the recipe.
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Peanut Butter Loaf

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
Good stuff! I had some left-over peanut butter and needed a snack to take to our Bible study; it was devoured immediately. The recipe makes a small, thin loaf so I adjusted it about 1 3/4 times to make a nice-sized loaf. I'll be making this again soon.
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Garlic Yeast Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
This is a good recipe -- though it makes a really dinky little loaf. I don't have a bread machine so I just made it by hand and formed it into a small baguette. We can't get all those herbs here in China so I simply used 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning -- it tasted great. I'll make it again but will double it next time.
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Banana Cake V

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2007
Great recipe, very easy. I took the reviewers' suggestions and decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup. Also, we can't get sour cream here so I used milk and added 1 T of vinegar. Also reduced the soda to 1/2 tsp and added 1 tsp baking powder. The cake came out nice and light, and our Chinese friends loved it. I'll definitely make this again!
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Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2007
Fantastic! I changed this a little but it's fundamentally the same. I only added pepperoni and mozzarella (no mushrooms, etc.). Don't use a bread machine so I made it by hand, then formed it into rolls. Before baking I sprinkled garlic salt on top. They were so delicious our Bible study group gobbled them all up.
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Pear Bread II

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2005
This bread is GREAT! We make a loaf or two of dessert bread a week for our students but have never tried this one. We had some extra pears and thought we'd give this a whirl. It's a hit! Excellent taste and texture. I think you could use apples in it with similar results.
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Amusement Park Cornbread

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2005
Pretty good cornbread. Sweet, good texture. I had to use corn flour (didn't have good cornmeal in China) and it came out almost like a cake. It definitely makes a lot of batter, so use a deep dish if using only an 8" diameter.
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Gooey Brownies with Shortbread Crust

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2005
Outstanding recipe. Not too difficult and incredibly rich. I'll be making these often. Definitely better after sitting overnight or from the refrigerator.
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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2005
These donuts were AWESOME! Every bit as good as Krispy Kreme when eaten hot and fresh. Those who gave this recipe a low rating because they didn't like the donuts without icing missed the point: these are *glazed* donuts.
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Potato Pancakes II

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2005
These were pretty good potato pancakes; at least they were much better than others I have tried. I took the advice of other reviewers and added a couple of tablespoons of flour to help hold the pancakes together, but I'm not sure it was necessary. The main thing to ensure something like this comes out right is to use a lot of oil, which I know Americans are loathe to do. I made four large pancakes out of the recipe and fried them in about 1/4 cup of oil and they turned out perfectly -- no problems flipping them at all. (I did add one clove of minced garlic which gave the pancakes a nice kick. Also sprinkled some pepper on top whilst they fried.)
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German Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2005
This is an awesome recipe that is easy and comes out perfectly. We followed the recipe as written and have nothing but praise for it. Excellent texture, great taste. We make it for our students here in China and they can't get enough of it. We like it because it can be made with ingredients always on hand and is forgiving enough to be made even in a small electric oven.
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Banana Banana Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2004
We live in China, teaching at a university here. We entertain students in our home often. Banana bread is their favorite, and this particular banana bread is far and away the best. We have seen a handful of students devour two loaves of it in short order. Since bananas are fresh here and readily available all year, we make this weekly. One of the things that is great about it is it doesn't use hard-to-get ingredients. We make it in a small oven, just a little larger than a toaster oven, and it comes out great every time.
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Bruce's Honey Sesame Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2003
I make 2-3 loaves of bread a week and have an extensive bread recipe collection. This is, by far, the BEST bread I have ever made. The whole family raved about it and I couldn't stop eating it myself! This is sure to become our signature bread at church gatherings. *Note: As other reviewers mentioned, the flour/water ratio looked off to me. I added about 1/3 cup flour and the bread came out with a perfect texture.
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