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4 minutes ago, JayKay0914 said:

Okay.  I think tonight I will be making espresso brownies (because I promised work I would make them again and I finally finished my exam).  I'll keep the thread updated on any revisions I made to my usual recipe! 

That reminds me of the dark chocolate bacon espresso cupcakes my wife made me one year for my birthday.

 

(Sorry couldn't help the bacon reference.  They were really good though!)

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3 minutes ago, mudpuppy said:

That reminds me of the dark chocolate bacon espresso cupcakes my wife made me one year for my birthday.

 

(Sorry couldn't help the bacon reference.  They were really good though!)

I actually do a chili brownie really good, which adds so really nice heat, but that requires actual thinking...whereas the espresso brownies are literally a tablespoon or two of strong espresso mixed into the dry before incorporation into the wet.

Also, I really wish macon was more of a thing in the US.  I tried it/it was a think in Ireland.  It's like...mutton bacon?  Lamb mutton that has been cured similar to bacon, and its so wild!  Such a weird/lamby flavor, but crispy?  I can't describe it but I wish that was a thing over here!  Maybe I'll start experimenting and try to make my own when the weather turns better?

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Forgot to let the thread know!  Made the espresso brownies Monday night, but they're a recipe I know already, so it's not as exciting.  Hoping to try a pumpkin pie recipe tonight (I hate baking pies, so it'll be interesting).

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Ohhh yum, brownies! I'll take brownies over cake most any day.

 

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5 minutes ago, leggo PE said:

Ohhh yum, brownies! I'll take brownies over cake most any day.

 

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Those of us in Colorado and Washington also have our "special" brownie recipes.

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7 minutes ago, FLBuff PE said:

Those of us in Colorado and Washington also have our "special" brownie recipes.

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I lied.  I didn't make pumpkin pie.  I picked up my farm share and someone foisted a half-dozen, over ripe, bananas onto me.  I instead made pumpkin banana bread?  Utilizing buckwheat honey as my moisture?  Never made the recipe before, so I'm trying it now for breakfast.  Butter and drizzled honey on a slice.

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What is buckwheat honey?

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Like, what's the difference between buckwheat honey and regular honey?

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1 hour ago, leggo PE said:

Like, what's the difference between buckwheat honey and regular honey?

The buckwheat.

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13 minutes ago, Supe said:

The buckwheat.

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My mother used to make buckwheat pancakes and I swear those things would practically mummify me, they were so dry. Ugh. 

Paying a friend to make pies for Thanksgiving. I'll post them like I baked them. 

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9 minutes ago, csb said:

My mother used to make buckwheat pancakes and I swear those things would practically mummify me, they were so dry. Ugh. 

Paying a friend to make pies for Thanksgiving. I'll post them like I baked them. 

Strangely enough, my grandmother used to get buckwheat pancake mix from a friend, and they were the best pancakes I've ever had.  I never was able to figure out what brand the mix was after she passed, and after trying three or four, just gave up looking.

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1 hour ago, Supe said:

Strangely enough, my grandmother used to get buckwheat pancake mix from a friend, and they were the best pancakes I've ever had.  I never was able to figure out what brand the mix was after she passed, and after trying three or four, just gave up looking.

My mother has a cooking skill that allows her to turn anything good bad. 

It came from this cookbook, which she kept as a Bible: https://www.amazon.com/JANE-BRODYS-GOOD-FOOD-BOOK/dp/B0082AHK5I/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6A1BNWFZYSYR930FZ7FG

I'm now dying that it's "Living the High Carbohydrate Way." That doesn't sound keto. 

Here's the recipe:

YIELD
16
ACTIVE TIME
15
TOTAL TIME
30

INGREDIENTS

    • Dry ingredients for a mix for 16
    • 2 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/3 cups unbleached flour
    • 1 cup corn meal (or oat, millet or buckwheat)
    • 1/2 cup wheat germ
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 4 tsp baking powder
    • 2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 cup dried buttermilk mix
    • 1/3 cup powdered non-fat milk
    • To make a batch for 4 servings:
    • 1 1/2 cup mix
    • 1 1/4 cup water
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 TBsp oil
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • yogurt, fruit and syrup (optional)
PREPARATION
    1. To make the mix, thoroughly combine all the dry ingredients and store in container in a dark place. To make enough pancakes for 4 people, combine the liquid ingredients and quickly stir them into 1 1/2 cups of the mix. Add more mix or water to make the thickness you prefer. Pour cakes into a very hot greased skillet and flip when ready. Top with yogurt instead of the traditional butter and fruit and syrup.

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need to schedule my annual holiday cookie baking day soon before my schedule fills up.  

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I made chocolate chip cookies last night for a friend's birthday today. But the mix was premade. They look good!

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Got to like a good looking set of cookies!

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Didn't taste them (probably a mistake) because I only made one dozen, and there are going to be 10 people at the house tonight... I didn't want to show up with 10 or 11 cookies, haha!

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Just add the "holiday 5-pack" of beer and you'll be fine.

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Funny you say that, I do need to go buy some beer this afternoon.

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1 hour ago, leggo PE said:

Didn't taste them (probably a mistake) because I only made one dozen, and there are going to be 10 people at the house tonight... I didn't want to show up with 10 or 11 cookies, haha!

You can't bake cookies and not taste them. I think it's punishable by death in some places, at least in the south.

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Good thing I'm not in the South then!

I tasted the dough. That tasted good!

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