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Old 12-20-2007, 09:41 AM   #51
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My Cappuccino bars! They're a layer of fudgy espresso brownie with a layer of cinnamon cream cheese in the middle and topped with a layer of espresso ganache. I make 2 whole hotel pans of them and cut them into squares and then in half again to form triangles. A gourmet food shop in town wanted to buy them once, but I only make them once a year and didn't want to get into "production".

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Old 12-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #52
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Those sound perfect to take to a X-mas eve party I"m going to Flourgirl.

Share the recipe??

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Old 12-20-2007, 03:35 PM   #53
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Sure thing, just posted here:

Cappuccino Brownie Bars
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:59 PM   #54
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One thing is anise cookies. The other is peanut butter kiss cookies. It started when I was a young woman in my early twenties. I wanted to make something. Cooking wasn't a skill I had. My mother asked me to make peanut butter cookies. We had never done that before but I think she didn't want to give me something "important" so that was it. Over the many many years that followed with the family growing, the new generation got used to having them and now they ask for them. By the way, the first year that I made them I baked them with the kiss on.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #55
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My Cappuccino bars! They're a layer of fudgy espresso brownie with a layer of cinnamon cream cheese in the middle and topped with a layer of espresso ganache. I make 2 whole hotel pans of them and cut them into squares and then in half again to form triangles. A gourmet food shop in town wanted to buy them once, but I only make them once a year and didn't want to get into "production".

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Oh....you're going to have to post this recipe..I have to insist
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #56
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One thing is anise cookies. The other is peanut butter kiss cookies. It started when I was a young woman in my early twenties. I wanted to make something. Cooking wasn't a skill I had. My mother asked me to make peanut butter cookies. We had never done that before but I think she didn't want to give me something "important" so that was it. Over the many many years that followed with the family growing, the new generation got used to having them and now they ask for them. By the way, the first year that I made them I baked them with the kiss on.
My mom still makes peanut butter kiss cookies. Every year.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:58 AM   #57
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long time, no see. hope you're doing well and had a nice holiday season.

here are our christmas staples from the bakery department:
- 3 or 4 large stollen - this year i made roast chestnut marzipan for them.
- gingerbread men - every few years i'll put a whole day into a gingerbread
house with windows made from sugar brought to hard crack stage,
sliced almonds (or when i can get them, necco wafers) for the tiled
roof, marzipan figures, etc. my daughter invites friends over when it's
time to bash it up and eat it.
- biscotti - anise and chocolate
- steamed cranberry pudding
- 4 or 5 fruitcakes, essentially dried fruits and pecans only barely held
together by the cake batter. the fruits are soaked in brandy so long
that the colors are nearly undifferentiated.
- usually a few panettone also.

unfortunately, i've given up making my grandmother's christmas pudding. neither my wife nor daughter care for it, so i've always ended up wolfing down a pound or two of suet all by myself. same goes with the mincemeat; i've still got 5 or 6 quarts i put up a few years back. it's very sad

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Old 01-03-2008, 06:18 PM   #58
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Hey to you too! I don't think I'd be overly interested in the ahem..suet, either.
However, I'm right there with you for steamed cranberry pudding!

Happy New Year My Friend
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