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Apricot Brandy Cake
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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Apricot Brandy Cake
A delicious and moist cake. I added in half a cup of toasted pecans, a can of canned apricots, and tablespoon of almond extract. The almond taste was a little overpowering; I would reduce it to one or two tsp next time. I'm giving the cake four stars because the icing didn't work at all for me. The melted butter separated from the water and liqueur (I didn't have apricot brandy so I used apricot liqueur) and turned into a disgusting curdled slop. I finally had to throw it out and start over. I mixed powdered sugar with orange and almond extracts and added in milk until it was the right consistency.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2008
Dawn's Candied Walnuts
Absolutely fantastic. Be sure to use a candy thermometer or watch it closely and check often for the soft ball stage; I didn't the first time (going with the 8 minute instruction) and ended up burning the mixture. I used the walnuts for a trifle I made and everyone gobbled up the trifle and the leftover nuts. Delicious!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2007
Italian Biscotti
Absolutely delicious! I didn't have anise extract, so I used anise seeds instead. The anise taste wasn't strong enough for me using only the seeds, so I will add more next time. I took the advice of using dough hooks and keep my hands well floured and had no problem with the "stickiness" of the dough. I also took the advice of letting the biscotti cool a few minutes before cutting and using a bread knife and they cut beautifully. Will definitely be using again!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2007

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