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Old 05-19-2011, 10:51 AM   #21
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rather than adding more coffee, try adding a teensy pinch of salt to the frosting. That usually pulls all the flavors together in a very good way.
Really? Why? Do you know the science on that one or is it just a TNT tip. (Either way I'm going to try it, but inquiring minds want to know)
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:29 AM   #22
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I thought that was what MSG was for...

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:40 AM   #23
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I thought that was what MSG was for...

LMAO! I have to spread rep before I give it to you again. Stop making me laugh so much dude!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #24
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Really? Why? Do you know the science on that one or is it just a TNT tip. (Either way I'm going to try it, but inquiring minds want to know)
Because is nature's best flavor enhancer. Not much is needed to make a world of difference.

The salt that there is "too much" of in our food is in processed foods, not mostly the food we make at home.

[Pacanis, I'm not going to countenance your remark with a reply. That stuff is POISON!]
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:17 PM   #25
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Thanks June. I'll give it a go. I'm even going to be empirical in my data collection and do two batches to compare. I'll enlist the aid of our dinner guests and do a blind taste test.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #26
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I never omit salt in baking. I always put some in my icings and buttercreams, it is surprising how it will bump up the flavors, and in buttercreams temper the sweetness slightly.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #27
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rather than adding more coffee, try adding a teensy pinch of salt to the frosting. That usually pulls all the flavors together in a very good way.
There is salt in the brownie and the frosting. I ALWAYS add salt to sweets to bring out the sweetness. Example - homemade hot chocolate without the salt tastes flat. It needed more coffee flavor not more salt but thanks anyway.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #28
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I created this recipe while explaining cookies on my blog. To my surprise, it tasted and felt like a very good brownie. I used it to make ice cream sandwiches for Mother's Day. The cookies/brownies were a huge success.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg
  • 3 tbs. water
  • 1/8 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
You can add chopped pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts to this recipe if you want.

Combine the egg and melted butter. Add the sugar, vanilla, and water, and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Form into 1" balls, slightly flatten, and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes at 375' F. When the time has elapsed, remove from the oven and onto a cooling rack. You can simply slide the parchment paper with the cookies onto the rack. Reline the cookie sheet and repeat until all cookies are made.

Enjoy.

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Old 05-19-2011, 01:01 PM   #29
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I created this recipe while explaining cookies on my blog. To my surprise, it tasted and felt like a very good brownie. I used it to make ice cream sandwiches for Mother's Day. The cookies/brownies were a huge success.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg
  • 3 tbs. water
  • 1/8 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
You can add chopped pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts to this recipe if you want.

Combine the egg and melted butter. Add the sugar, vanilla, and water, and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Form into 1" balls, slightly flatten, and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes at 375' F. When the time has elapsed, remove from the oven and onto a cooling rack. You can simply slide the parchment paper with the cookies onto the rack. Reline the cookie sheet and repeat until all cookies are made.

Enjoy.

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Sounds good.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:32 PM   #30
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Sounds good.
Is there such a thing as a brownie that doesn't sound good?
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