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Passover Komish

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2005
A gentile with a professional cooking degree in culinary including pastry, I just made these "cookies". The result is so awful and runny there is no possible way to roll the "dough" up---it is batter. Oy vey. I suggest adding lots more potato flour and matzoh meal and sugar---then you have a dough. Problem is though, once you roll the results up and bake them you end up with a brittle exceeding fragile product. I managed to cut some into bars and sugar them as directed. Probably could have used another egg to bind since I had to add so many dry ingredients to yield anything workable.
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Champagne Punch III

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2004
I made this punch for my friend Susu's New Year's Eve Party in New York. I used three bottles of bubbly rather than two, made sure the white wine was a reisling and i also added about 1/4 cup of superfine sugar as my tasters found the punch to be intially a little bitter. Everyone loved the punch without exception. After three glasses of it I was flying and the green and red illuminated Empire State Building looming out of the living room window nicely complemented this luscious and sassy punch. Well done Debbie!
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Coconut Poke Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2001
I have to admit it. The cake is pretty good. I saw the recipe and thought oh my god this looks disgusting and "white trash". But I was intrigued that the recipe recieved such high reviews and so many; so I assumed it had a cult following and I was quickly seduced -- finding myself in my local grocery store searching for the ridiculous ingredients. I made the cake and yes I have to admit again-- it is delicious and very light. It is much much better than I would have thought and it does not have that coconut tanning product taste that I find offensive. In any event, the cake, while perverse in its cult status (you should see how weird it looks in my icebox), is a winner. I altered the recipe slightly by pouring a snifter of armagnac over the top before icing it. I also used Betty Crocker yellow cake mix rather than white. GO HOME AND MAKE THIS CAKE NOW AND JOIN THE COCONUT POKE CAKE CULT.
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