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Old 07-17-2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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Funny newspaper recipe correction.

Buck and I have been in the mood for homemade ice cream lately and, lo and behold, in Sunday's newspaper a whole page of TNT recipes from area cooks was there for us to drool over.

I scanned the recipes and recognized some of the names of the people who submitted them. Made a note of the ones I wanted to try and set the paper aside.

Yesterday, I noticed that a correction to one of the recipes had been printed. I didn't get around to comparing the corrected recipe to the one originally printed until today. When I did, I laughed out loud.

The original "coconut" ice cream recipe had an ingredients list of:

33 cups sugar
11 quarts half-and-half
6 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Wow! That'd be rich and SWEET ice cream. And how did that make it coconut? The corrected recipe "included" cream of coconut (well, duh), a package of frozen shredded coconut, and reduced the sugar to 3 cups and the half-and-half to 1 quart. More like it.

The whole thing hit my funny bone just right.


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Old 07-17-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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gotta love those newspaper proofreaders, Katie! I won't even dare you to make the "original" version.

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Old 07-19-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
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Sounds like the proofers never made ice cream before---hope not too many people made made a run on the sugar and half and half. At least the coconuts were "safe" with the original recipe. What a gaffe.
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