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On 11/8/2018 at 1:48 PM, csb said:

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

Buckwheat pancakes/waffles are P90x approved!

On 11/8/2018 at 1:59 PM, 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.

Same here. My grandma's were made with a mix by a supplier called Arrowhead Mills. 

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On 11/1/2018 at 3:51 AM, JayKay0914 said:

Like this????  Peppermint cheesecake with a chocolate base/chocolate ganache?

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On 11/9/2018 at 3:41 PM, leggo PE said:

Good thing I'm not in the South then!

I tasted the dough. That tasted good!

Don’t trust the dough!!!!! I made pumpkin snickerdoodles, tasted the dough, and it tasted so much like unseasoned pumpkin purée that I was gagging!!! But the cookies came out fabulous!!! Magic oven!!

Also, to answer your earlier question about what is the difference between buckwheat and regular honey. Regular honey is usually clover honey (the bees only pollenate/feed off of clover cover crop), pretty mild in flavor and color. Viscosity is fairly middle of the road (once commercial honey you buy at the store starts moving, actually goes fairly quickly). Buckwheat honey is, you guessed it, honey where bees only pollinate/feed off of buckwheat cover crop. Pretty dark in color, almost nutty in taste, and has a higher viscosity than normal honey (kinda moves as a huge blob instead of thinning out as you pour). I actually buy mine directly from a regional beekeeper, so the flavor changes from each variety/each area of the country. I think it’s an interesting substitute for brown sugar, almost acts like molasses and adds a nice “chew” texture. 

...I am sorry about the honey talk. Farming/animal horticulture is something that I’m actually really interested in as a hobby. 

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Well, the dough tasted good and the cookies did too! So I think that's a win. 

Thanks for the explanation about the honey! I guess I know most honey as clover honey.

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Yes!!!!  I'm so happy your dough came out good!  And most 'supermarket' honey is either clover honey or wildflower honey.  They're really mild honey that are sweet, but don't have multiple layers/intense flavor profiles like other honey.  Plus they're usually not raw, so the pasteurization also strips some flavor away.

And I am thinking oatmeal pie tonight.  I don't have corn syrup, but maybe I can sub with maple syrup to make it really "autumn morning" flavoring?  Convince my office it's a 'breakfast pie'?

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On 11/1/2018 at 3:51 AM, JayKay0914 said:

Like this????  Peppermint cheesecake with a chocolate base/chocolate ganache?

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That looks really YummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They don't sell this at Cheesecake Factory. 

 

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@Dean AgnosticI'm actually a little grumpy that I didn't smooth the cheesecake sides before I poured on the ganache.  It is what it is.

Also, oatmeal pie came out surprisingly good?  Kinda tastes like pecan pie/similar?

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Okay.  Oatmeal pie was a hit at the office!  Need to write down the recipe in my book and I am going to attempt ranger cookies tonight!  So I can use some of that coconut I have at the house.

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I made the ranger cookies.  Depression era cookies are the best cookies.  It's literally an oat, coconut, sugar cookie with cranberries.

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@JayKay0914 Cool! The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear pie is Perkins Lol. Whenever I go to any gathering, I'd always remember the dessert and not the people I meet Lol. 

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@Dean AgnosticThe first thing that comes to my mind when I hear pie is fur, hahahahahahahahahahahaha.  I try to make my desserts memorable!  I actually got told by people at work that I need to stop baking.  That too much of a good thing is bad, and that their metabolism isn't as good as it used to be!

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19 minutes ago, JayKay0914 said:

I actually got told by people at work that I need to stop baking.  That too much of a good thing is bad, and that their metabolism isn't as good as it used to be!

That is so much on them. It's not like they have to eat what you bring in. Bake all day, every day!

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