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Old 04-05-2006, 02:30 PM   #11
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The brown sugar is different in the US. It is moist and in baking is considered a "wet" ingredient. Totally different than the brown sugar in Germany.

I can't find the same chili powder I find in the US. Even in Munich and with all of the new Mexican/ Spanish groceries.

The chocolate chips I find occasionally in Hertie and even in the local Tengelmann. They are packaged as dessert decorations. Cinnamon chips, buttterscotch chips, peanut butter chips... those you can't find.

Peanut butter... you'd be surprised how you get used to subbing Nutella for PB. That's not a hard one to miss.

I miss making my own fudge.
oh.. I didn't know about the sugar.. but it works with the dry one, too.. ;o)
at least in my recipes..
you are right about the different tastes of the cocolate chips..if you find them, they are just plain...
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:21 AM   #12
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oh.. I didn't know about the sugar.. but it works with the dry one, too.. ;o)
at least in my recipes..
you are right about the different tastes of the cocolate chips..if you find them, they are just plain...
maybe these links will help you?
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"clack"
I can't get my cookies to come out chewy with the raw (brown) sugar in Germany. Maybe I'm not compensating correctly. But I've actually grown to prefer choc. chip cookies made with the Milka milk chocolate.

For vanilla, do you use vanilla sugar or the phials of vanilla oil?

Interesting links. For the most part, I don't pay the premium prices to get American items in Germany. When I have room in the suitcase, though, I'll bring it along from visits home. Part of living abroad is that you adapt to the culture you're living in. This thread was more of a "what if" question. I learned long ago that if you try to package your homeland and bring it with you, it will bring heartache. I tried to do that the first time I lived abroad at the raw, young age of 21... Moscow, Russia. I got so homesick it hurt. Embrace where you are. That's my motto.
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:02 AM   #13
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Once when we lived in Hawaii, an Aussie friend commented that we Yanks had the very best invention in the world ... Karo syrup. We just laughed. It's something I never buy! When I lived in Germany as a kid, Dad was in the Air Force, so for the most part we could get stuff from military sources. The one thing we could NOT get was corn-on-the-cob. One year Mom got desperate and bought corn locally. It really wasn't meant for human consumption (it was for cows, if I remember correctly) and the gastric distress that followed is legendary in my family.
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It really wasn't meant for human consumption (it was for cows, if I remember correctly) and the gastric distress that followed is legendary in my family.


you should be kid these days.. no you get almost everywhere.. but I thiunk it's horrible

velo, usually I use the vanilla sugar... I have it in my kitchen... ;o))
and they are cheaper ;o)

My problem with the ccc is, I almoist never hit the right time to get them outr of the oven...
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