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  1. chefcyn

    ISO Roast Chicken help

    Roast Garlic Chicken...mmmmmmm Chefjune, your recipe sounds like the "proper" version of one I used to make for my college students way back when I was a frat house chef-- I took four or five whole chickens and about three pounds of peeled garlic cloves, drizzled some olive oil in the large...
  2. chefcyn

    ISO Roast Chicken help

    Jeni78 The gadget is basically a sort of radiant heat/convection cooker. The top has a heating element and a fan, and the food sits in the bottom on a rack to drain grease, etc, and it's all contained in a plastic see-through thingy. Judging from the picture in that post and the one I...
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    ISO Roast Chicken help

    flavorwave--bah humbug! I bought one of those things and mailed it back within two days! What a waste of time and money! The small chicken I put in it burned on the top and was raw in the middle. I went back to my trusty enamel roasting pan and have been much happier. I spray it with Pam...
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    Tiramisu Cake

    You're welcome! When I get home tonight, I'll try to find the actual recipe I used and post it for you. It's quite easy and good.
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    Tiramisu Cake

    For a classical assembly for Tiramisu, I open all the packages of my boudoir biscuits(champagne biscuits/ladyfingers--they have so many names--but are all thin crispy finger cookies, very light and eggy),I mix up a quart measure(my pyrex glass measuring cup) of 2c strong espresso and 1/2 c...
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    English cookie...?

    Thanks you all for your replies! Sadly, I can't remember anything about the color or design of the package other than it was a tube, it was 20 years ago after all! My memory of the taste may be off as well, but I think not. Ishbel, the nicecupofteaandasitdown site is wonderful, and I will...
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    White cake mix and a can of cherry filling....

    Pineapple Inside Out Cake 1 box cake mix yellow or white 1 can pineapple slices, drained, reserve juice 1 can cherry pie filling 1/4 c light brown sugar 1 c heavy cream Make the cake mix according to the directions, but use the pineapple juice and add milk to make the amount of "water" called...
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    Sweet Zucchini Bread and Muffins

    Here's my mom's version--the wheat germ makes the crust delicately crispy, too! You can make it without, but it's soo good with! Zucchini Bread 3 eggs 1 c oil 2 1/2 c sugar 2 c grated raw zucchini 1/2 c raisins 2 tsp cinnamom 1 tsp salt 1 tsp soda 1/4 tsp powder 3 c flour 1 c ch walnuts...
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    ISO best dipping chocolate

    In general, bar chocolates melt more smoothly than chips because the chips contain emulsifiers that help them keep their shape when you bake them into a cookie. The better the chocolate, and the darker, the more cocoa butter, the more smoothly it will melt. Milk chocolate for instance has all...
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    English cookie...?

    About 20 years ago, I traveled through England and Wales, and in various rest stops on the highways in little convenience stores and the like I bought little packages of cookies. They came in a tube shaped package, and were only about 8 or 10 sandwich cookies in the pack. The unique thing...
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    Neiman Marcus Cookies

    It's funny how urban legends do change and mutate--this recipe is identical to one that came as the secret recipe for Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookie--same sort of story, a disgruntled employee, or just a greedy one(the story varies) sold the recipe for $100, $400, $1000, take your...
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    How can I prevent bitter tomato sauce?

    I think the key might be that you used all your ingredients from the beginning. It might work better to cook the tomatoes first until they are all soft and mushy. When I make sauce I cook my onions and celery until just softening, add garlic and cook until all soft, then add the (cooked or...
  13. chefcyn

    ISO- Ranger Cookies??

    Thanks! Thanks very much for the recipes! They sound yummy!
  14. chefcyn

    ISO- Ranger Cookies??

    I used to have a recipe for these great cookies, but can't find it anywhree. They had nuts and raisins, cereal(like cornflakes) and lots of other stuff--you could almost live on them! Anyone have a recipe?
  15. chefcyn

    Texas Style "Everything" Cookies Recipe

    Edited by kitchenelf. This subject was dropped a long time ago and I will not allow it to be resurrected now. Sorry Cyn
  16. chefcyn

    ISO No Bake Mini Cheesecake Recipe

    Mini Cheesecakes--Baked Cheese filling: 2 1/2 lb cream cheese; at room temperature 1 3/4 c sugar 1 package instant pudding, flavor of choice 1tsp extract with similar flavor to pudding, eg. Almond extract with pistachio pudding 1 ts vanilla extract 6 eggs 1/2 c sour cream Preheat the oven...
  17. chefcyn

    Carrot cake problem...

    You can check for the 'strength" of baking powder by putting a 1/4 tsp in the palm of your hand and drizzling in some warm water--like a Tbs or so. It should vigorously foam and bubble immediately. The longer it takes to react to the water, the older and less powerful it is.
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    Scottish style Treacle Toffee

    sugar substitute? I have a couple pounds of an Indian sugar that is very molasses-smelling and like crumbly brown sugar--think this could be used for the Moscovado in Treacle Toffee? I forget the name of it, I'll look when I go to work tomorrow.
  19. chefcyn

    Rice Pudding

    Here is one tried and true: 1/2 c uncooked rice (not Minute Rice--Arborio is good,extra creamy but any long grain or short grain rice is fine) 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 c sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon pinch nutmeg 2 1/2 c milk 1/2 c seedless raisins 1 long strip of orange peel without the white art (use a...
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  21. chefcyn

    Skor Candybar - Where do you buy them

    Here's a good recipe in case you can't fine Skor Bars: English Toffee about 3 lbs 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan and foil 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3 tablespoons water 2 cups (about 8 ounces) toasted almonds or pecans, etc, chopped 12 ounces...
  22. chefcyn

    Key Lime Pie

    I beg to differ with not being able to tell the difference--I find real Key Lime juice to be much more flavorful and tart than that from Persian limes--but taste is a pretty personal thing. Here is my submission to this recipe quest--I have made hundreds of pies from this recipe and never had...
  23. chefcyn

    Creme Brulee

    Re: creme brule Here's a no-fail recipe I've used for years! It can be doubled for bigger crowds and made in either custard cups or ramekins, or individual shallow oval baking dishes. Creme Brûlée makes 6 servings 3 c Heavy Cream 5 Egg yolks 1/2 c. Sugar 1/2 Vanilla bean (or 2 tsp Real...
  24. chefcyn

    Pumpkin Pie Alternatives

    This is a nice light alternative: Pumpkin Chiffon Pie 1 9" baked pie shell, or Graham Cracker Crust 1 Tbs(1 pkg or 4 sheets)gelatin 1/4 c cold water 3 eggs, separated ½ c sugar 1 1/4 c pumpkin puree(canned ok) ½ c milk ½ tsp salt 1/4 tsp each: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg ½ c add’l sugar...
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