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Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Homemade Baking Mix
If you use butter, not only will the texture change, but if you do not keep it refrigerated, it will quickly become rancid. DO NOT USE OIL---it can't be "cut in" so it won't work at all well. This leaves two choices: all vegetable margarine, if you have it in Australia or lard, which is the ingredient that "all vegetable Crisco" (a well-known brand of shortening) originally replaced. Lard isn't particularly good for anyone, but neither is hydrogenated vegetable shortening. Lard should give a superior texture to baked goods, but since it is an animal fat, it might need to be refrigerated like butter--I really don't know because I don't use lard. I just remember my mother telling me it was "old fashioned" Crisco and Mom used lard only to make my grandmother's recipes for authenticity and nostaligia, probably. Hope this helps.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2014
Chicken Marsala
I make this recipe all the time but I have some changes that I like. You might or might not, but I receive lots of positives for the altered recipe: I use panko rather than flour--it's crisper I use thyme rather than oregano because that is traditional in marsala dishes for a reason--fresh is best or 1 teaspon of dried I add one small shallot minced at the same time as the mushrooms--really increases flavor I add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the wines because panko does not thicken as much as flour. Otherwise, the order of the steps is the same. I think most people would like the above changes except for the shallots. If you don't like shallots, leave them out.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2012
 
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