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Herman Biscuits

Reviewed: May 12, 2012
This made a lovely soft, light and fluffy dough. Really east to work and handle, I think I could user it in lots of diferent ways, I used Fliimsy's idea for cinnamon rolls this time. There was a little bit of a bitter taste from the baking soda (so not 5*) so I'm going to reduce the amount next time and hope I will still get good results. Thanks for the recipe.
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Corn Dogs

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2011
Here in the UK, we have never tried corn dogs but always wondered .... Well I don't know what they taste like when you buy them, but these were delicious! I was happier to be able to choose own good quality bratwurst. They coating did cook quite dark like on some of the photos. I turned the heat down as far as I dare but there was no way they cooked for 3 minutes. No problem though, just heated through in the oven when they were all fried off. The only change, I reduced the sugar a little as we don't have a very sweet tooth.
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Fluffy White Frosting

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2011
This isn't quite the recipe I have used previously, but I was silly and didn't save that one. I used these quantities, but kept heating over a doub;e boiler like 7 minute frosting. Worked brilliantly, just what I wanted, thanks.
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2011
How did I ever miss this recipe?! I've used a few pancake recipes off this site but these are amazing. So fluffy and no after taste from the baking soda. I susbtitued lemon juice for the white vinegar.
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Drumsticks with Peach and Honey

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2010
I made a whole lot of changes to this recipe and was really pleased with the result. I used 1/2 tsp lemon juice instead of a lemon (added with the water) and halved 8 ripe apricots instead of the peach. I also changed the cooking method, after browning the chicken, I put it in a dish in a medium oven whilst I made the sauce, according to the recipe, up to addding the water when I also added the apricots. All this warm sauce was poured over the browned drumsticks and baked for around half an hour. The sauce thickened in the oven so I didn't use any cornflour. The chicken was so juicy and the flavor beautifully ballanced, not too much of any one.
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Classic Waffles

Reviewed: May 20, 2009
Just the recipe I needed for my new waffle iron. Inever have buttermilk in so this suits me fine. I do use a lot of oil so they don't come out healthy but are crispy and lite.
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Crumpets

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2009
I neeed to practise these, I think. They are a bit heavier than shop bought, but they taste really fresh and are quick to make for a yeast rise. I used rings of kitchen foil, which were a bit flimsy.
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Bananas Foster I

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2009
Really simple but also delicious. I wasn't sure the sauce would come together - it had separated a bit, but when the bananas went it, it all cooked down beautifully. This was dessert after Chinese food so I added a pinch of Chinese Five Spice with the cinnamon and Cointreau instead of rum because we didn't have any.
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Cranberry Crumble Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2009
We have just eaten this for dessert and there is some left to have with coffee tomorrow. I used plum jelly which sunk to the bottom, and I forgot to check the cake so it had 1/2 an hour more than the recipe suggests. Even so, it was delicious. I'll use it again, a great way to use up left over fruit sauces and jellies. Thanks for the recipe. Update - took some into work, it has been requested again just two weeks later for our Christmas pot luck lunch, thanks again.
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Hot Cross Buns I

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
Great flavor, I used 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp allspice but kept everything else the same. The dough seemed very wet and I used a lot of flour when handling it and it turned out good in the end. I made a big change to the cross, though. I mixed 2 tbs all-purpose flour, 1 tsp confectioner's sugar, 1tsp cornflour with enough water to make a paste. I piped the mixture on from a sandwich bag before baking. Not like shop bought, but really good. Thanks for the recipe.
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Grandma's English Muffin Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 20, 2008
I used this recipe as it had rated highly and I needed an English Muffin that could be made in a bread machine - too lazy to knead by hand! I cooked them as instructed for Traditional English Muffins. I'm really pleased how much like the real thing they look and taste. Much easier than I expected, I'll definitely be making them again.
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Ice Cream Cone Treats

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
I had to fiddle about too much with the recipe to give this a 4*. In the end the treats looked amazing but they were way too top heavy and very sweet cos of the frosting. Tip for transporting them, use the empty cone box, tape the end shut, draw circles of size needed, cut around 8 times from centre to edge of circle, fold down flaps to hold the cones steady to transport.
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Frog Cupcakes

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2008
These look great, kids went mad for them. They weren't too hard to make but had a really professional look. I made a batch for a fundraiser and got an order for a dozen more!
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Veggie Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2008
Hearty, filling and interesting - not what I'd expect from a vegetarian chili! Great flavor, not too spicy but you can laways add more. Was scared of adding bean juice but went with the instructions and was really pleased with the results. Made alongside regular meat chili, mixed up leftovers were great the day after. Can't believe how keen my kids are to eat beans!
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Overnight Coffee Cake

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
To prepare this cake the night before is a wonderful bonus if you are entertaining, one less thing to worry about! This cake was quite heavy but I think that is how it is supposed to be, the flavor was delish.
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Blueberry Coffee Cake I

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2008
Delicious, so moist, tasty and lovely effect to have blueberry layer. I used frozen berries and it worked fine.
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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
This recipe has so many things going for it: you can use seeds straight from carving, it is easy to follow, no fancy ingredients. My husband was really impressed, thought I had bought them. The trouble is, I'm just not keen on them so only giving 4*, sorry.
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Creamy Butternut Squash With Cinnamon Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2007
Simple and delicious. Perfect lunch to come back to after a walk on a crisp fall weekend. I was brave a used as much spice as was suggested and it wasn't overpowering, even for the kids, but I might tone things down next time. The only change was to use water instead of stock, it still tastes great.
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Pumpkin Muffins II

Reviewed: Oct. 5, 2007
I had to give these a 5* rating so other people would try them but I did make a few changes. Less sugar (1 1/2 cups), oil (1/2 cup) and all spices 1/2 the suggested amount. These really moist muffins were great for breakfast but I made some fancier by topping with cream cheese frosting and adding a marzipan pumpkin.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2007
At last! The cookies I was searching for - crispy on the edge, chewy in the centre. Not at all cakey. Time to start adapting the recipe for different flavors. Thanks!
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