Sunday, June 10, 2018

Buttermilk Syrup

Caramel Buttermilk Syrup
Author: Kara
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp maple syrup extract (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan, bring buttermilk, sugars, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in soda and vanilla. It will bubble up a lot. Hopefully you used a large saucepan like I told you. As it cools, the bubbles will go away.
-The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup butter. I cut back to 1/4 cup to save my waistline and my husband’s cholesterol, but you can feel free to use all of it if you so desire. I won’t stand in your way.
-This stuff is so delicious, we haven’t gone back to maple syrup. We also use it on buttermilk pancakes, waffles, and German pancakes. It can also be served over ice cream.
-Several readers have asked how long this will keep in the refrigerator. I'm not exactly sure because with 4 hungry boys we finish things off pretty fast. But I know we've kept some for at least 6 weeks and it was just fine.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Sarah Rees Brennan on Tumblr:

Good, good, good. It is RIGHT that you came to me. Other people have wrong opinions about Georgette Heyer. You can trust me. Sarah knows what’s best.
Unquestionably you want to start with Cotillion. 

‘A sham engagement will keep wedlock at bay!’ says my copy.
KITTY: Oh good, my crazy guardian has decided to give away my hand in marriage along with a big pile of money. Oddly many suitors have shown up. *eyeroll* Well, here’s hoping Hot Cousin Jack comes along soon. He’s such a devil of a fellow. So tall, dark and rakish. And I’m not marrying Cousin Adolphus, who has bats in the belfry, or Cousin Simon the vicar who wants me to wear gray 24/7 4 lyfe. Or–good gracious, dude, YOU’RE ALREADY MARRIED.
KITTY: Oh I don’t believe it Jack’s not here what am I going to do I am HUMILIATED. And I am trapped down here and oh I DON’T BELIEVE IT TIMES TWENTY, here’s my cousin Freddy. Freddy is an imbecile who cares for nothing but waistcoats.
FREDDY: Hello Jack said it would be funny if I came down here?
KITTY: Shame on you! You don’t even need the money… WAIT WHAT WAS THAT YOU JUST SAID?
FREDDY: … This situation is not as funny as I had been led to believe.
KITTY: Right! Right! I am not going to stay down here like a FORLORN MAIDEN IN A TOWER. Grandfather, Freddy and I are going to be MARRIED!
FREDDY: … Oh I say… Where’s the fainting couch?
KITTY: Shhh. Just for pretends. And he’ll take me up to London and Jack will see I do not care, and also I will have fun and adventure and buy a crap ton of clothes! And jewels!
FREDDY: Oh with your skin tone you should super buy rubies, I’m on it! Good idea! Shopping spree!
KITTY: I’m glad you’re getting into this but you can’t buy me rubies when it’s a fake engagement. That simply would not do. Oh Jack there you are. And here I am. All dressed up and out on the town. How do you like me now Jack? HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?
JACK: It’s possible I may have made a tactical error.
KITTY: And now to befriend Jack’s mistress-to-be (oh my god, turns out, playboys don’t respect women) and my French cousin (French, but oh well I have a good heart) and also secretly fix up Loopy Cousin Adolphus and also…
JACK: Hot stuff, it’s possible I may have made a HUGE tactical error.
FREDDY: Great plans all of them! Let me come with you and see to details like toothbrushes and marriage licenses. And on the way we could pick up just a few rubi-
KITTY: I SAID YOU CAN’T SHOWER ME IN JEWELS. But it is possible I have underestimated you. Quickly, my dapper partner in crime! To the British Museum!
Cotillion is my very favourite

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Oldtimer Cookie Recipe - Allenspark Wind

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Easter Eggs

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hello Dolly Cookies

Monday, February 05, 2018

Sand Cake

Sand Cake 2
1 cup Flour Self-Raising
1 tbsp Cornflour (or custard powder)
125 grams Butter
3/4 cup Sugar Caster
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Milk
Method Nutrition Preheat oven to 180°C.
Line a greased pan with non-stick baking paper. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Using electric beaters, beat for 6 minutes until pale and creamy. Spread evenly into the loaf pan.
Cook for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool
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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Milk Street Pie Dough

Milk Street Pie Dough
Step 1 of 5
3 Tablespoons.  WATER
In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch. Microwave until set, 30 to 40 seconds, stirring halfway through. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Once the cornstarch mixture has chilled, in a food processor, combine the flour, sugar and salt and process until mixed, about 5 seconds. Add the chilled cornstarch mixture and pulse until uniformly ground, about 5 pulses.
Add the butter and sour cream and process until the dough comes together and begins to collect around the blade, 20 to 30 seconds.
Pat the dough into a 4-inch disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 48 hours.  
Step 3 of 5
When ready to bake, heat the oven to 375°F with a rack in the middle position.
On a well-floured counter, roll the dough into a 12-inch circle
Step 4 0f 5
Fit dough into pie pan
Step 5 of 5
To blind bake, line the chilled crust with foil and fill with pie weights.
Bake until the edges are light golden brown, about 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
Remove the foil and weights and bake until the bottom of the crust just begins to color, another 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before filling.
Once baked and cooled, the crust can be wrapped in plastic wrap and kept at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pad Thai

Pad Thai  Frug and Molly
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Notes: Use fresh mung bean sprouts or nothing.  Canned sprouts are Nasty!
Categories: Pasta and Rice, Thai

8 ounces rice noodles
1/2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced
1/4 pound shrimp, cut in half
2 eggs, beaten
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
4 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 dash Worchestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons catsup
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper, crushed
2 limes, quartered
1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
3 scallions, chopped
4 Tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped
1 cup mung bean sprouts
Soak noodles in ample hot water until supple, about 20 minutes,
 drain and set aside.   
Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl, and stir.  Set aside.  
Heat a large Wok and add oil. Scramble eggs first and set aside.
Chow chicken and garlic until chicken is amost done, add shrimp. 
Add sauce and cook for a few minutes until thick, add more water if necessary. 
Cut up scrambled egg into strips or cubes, add to wok.  Serve over noodles. 
Add garnishes.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

Hello Dolly Bars

Hello Dolly Bars
2 tablespoons Butter
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1 cup Flaked coconut
1 cup Semisweet chocolate chips, 6 oz. sized
1 cup Nuts, chopped
1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
Melt butter in 9 X 9 inch pan.  Arrange in layers in pan; graham cracker crumbs, flaked coconut chocolate bits and chopped nuts.  Pour condensed milk evenly over the top
Bake @ 325F for 30 minutes.  Cool thoroughly before cutting.
Notes: Must not be less than 9X9 pan or graham crackers won't get moistened by milk.
Do not try to cut these unless thoroughly cooled!!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Transparent to Neutrinos: Sunspot Surprise