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Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2014
made it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of skim milk and used splenda brown sugar blend instead of brown sugar. added 2 tsp vital wheat gluten, used all whole wheat flour and used almost a pint of fresh blueberries. it is very healthy low-calorie and moist from the blueberries and applesauce. only reason that I did not give it a 5 star--in presentation it is not as beautiful as a blueberry muffin made with white flour and no bran.
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Blueberry Coffee Cake II

Reviewed: Jun. 28, 2014
baked it on a Friday night and invited a friend over Saturday afternoon to have this recipe with coffee. Only change--substituted apple sauce for oil and added extra applesauce and blueberries to make batter more moist. Friend loved it and we had it with a side dish of strawberries. Stays moist a bit longer also because of the applesauce. Would recommend the recipe for anyone during fresh blueberries season. May try with frozen blueberries if fresh are not in season. if using frozen berries--toss with some flour first. loved the easy to make streusel type topping. hope others will try this recipe too. definitely a new favorite.
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Almond, Apple Cinnamon Scones

Reviewed: May 20, 2014
they just came out of the oven. I added an extra tsp of vanilla, 1 tsp of cinnammon and greek yogurt with a little half and half and used butter instead of shortening -- then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking. I ommited the almonds except for the extract. It came out okay and the apples with the almond extract and cinnamon is a nice combination. They do not really look very attractive but the taste is fine. I made them as drop scones. Next time I may add more flour and make them into biscuits, but drop scones have more moisture which is nice. I would recommend the recipe when you are in the mood to make something sweet.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2014
tried it tonite and will be bringing in a container of it to an office that has been very good to me My way of saying thank you. Great recipe and great results. Thank you for the recipe.
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Portuguese Sweet Bread I

Reviewed: May 28, 2012
makes a great sweet bread. I like it as day old bread cut into thick slices to be dipped in liquid egg substitute mixed with some whole milk and vanilla extract for French toast--then slather on some lo-cal margarine and sugar free syrup. reasonably non-fattening this way but still get diner type French toast with some natural sugar in the bread recipe for that extra satisfying sugar rush without over-doing the calories. can add a little ground flax seed meal, wheat germ, and a little oatbran. i usually substitute 1 c whole wheat flour with 1 tbsp vital wheat gluten instead of all 3 cups bread flour.
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: May 17, 2012
great with a 5 oz container of greek yogurt of any flavor as a sub for the sour cream. could use a little vanilla or almond extract with variations of dried fruit or some fresh fruit minced if you want to add a little more flour.
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Brunch Scones

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2012
added 1 cup of chopped bosc pears and 1/2 cup craisins. skipped currants. did not knead but stirred to moisten and then baked it in a 9-inch round cake pan. made a lovely tea cake to go with coffee or tea. versatile as either a scone recipe with added flour kneaded in or a fruity tea cake baked without kneading in extra flour. will make this recipe again for a tea cake. thank you for a versatile recipe. can add chopped apples and cinnamon or any combination of fresh and dried fruit. prefer it as a tea cake to the usual scones.
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Oat Bran Health Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2011
healthy and moist. does not hold up well for making sandwiches but delicious eaten plain with maybe a little cheese on the side.
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Alan's Ultimate Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2011
tried it without raisins, with raisins, and tonite made it with chopped apples. will probably try it with chopped pears and alter the spices to suit. it is a good base hi-fiber muffin that can be altered each time you make it. able to toss in walnuts and a bit of ground flax seed meal. tried it with nonfat sour cream instead of plain yogurt. tried it with yogurt too. it's really a good go-to kind of reliable recipe that can stand up to a lot of changes to suit.
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Apple Scones

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
it was delicious. i made one batch this morning. made with 1 and 1/2 cups chopped apples with a generous tsp of cinnamon. fragrant in the oven and came out looking good. small batch. good for making fresh for just a couple of people.
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Pear Scones

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2011
smells wonderful in the oven. made mine with 2 bosc pears and a little sour cream with a splash of milk since that was what i had in fridge. should be tasty from the way they smell. reminds me of a sweet biscuit recipe from home economics back in middle school.
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Bread Machine Cardamom Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2011
love the recipe, but would recommend the tangzhong method of keeping the bread fresh and moist. Tangzhong method is 1/3 cup bread flour cooked in 1 cup water on stovetop stirring until ripples become visible and it thickens just slightly. refrigerate with plastic wrap covering top directly and use the next day. 1/2 of tangzhong batch per 1.5 lb loaf. use in bread machine and add with liquids. note: will need more flour but leave it just a little sticky for a moister bread. it should also help preserve the bread naturally so that it stays fresher. many websites on the internet have the tang zhong method of breadmaking. it was discovered by the Japanese but chinese tea houses use it all of the time. Try it -- if you want look it up on the internet for more information on this method of asian bread baking. this method should work with any kind of bread using mostly white bread flour. would recommend making slightly sticky dough in a bread machine and then shape and bake in regular oven.
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Oat Bran Muffins

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
changed flour to 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup reg. flour, added 2 kitchen tsp of wheat germ and then same of milled flax seed meal. to moist ingredients adjusted to 1 1/2 cups applesauce with no oil and 1 tsp vanilla--2 tsp cinnamon to dry ingredients. otherwise same. smells wonderful-- in the oven right now. love this website.
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