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post #76 of 568
I have a cusion who is always on a diet so one year I made her a fruit basket

heres a quick video I found on youtube so you can get the basic idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fibfWXK9t-s
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post #77 of 568
Thanks for sharing everyone thumbs_up.gif These all sound wonderful. I will also dig into my recipes ,see what I can come up with.
post #78 of 568
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Originally Posted by doodledo

I like to give breakfast baskets. Homemade bread from the dutch oven (really crusty), homemade jelly and jam, honey and butter, dozen of fresh eggs, and homemade blueberry or pumkin muffins.



How on EARTH do I get on your gift list?!?! Hehehe. I love doing that stuff for people, I make a lot of home made gifts, and I'll tell you, they are always 'right'. Even if they could 'return' them, they never would! People scarf that stuff down like they're getting paid for it! thumbs_up.gif
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #79 of 568
Yes Mel ! Your right ! White bread with sugar on it ! I loved that growing up,couldnt get enough of it !
post #80 of 568
White bread with sugar on it?! My husband thinks I am crazy to eat that! I loved it as a kid and could not get enough of it either. I eat is some now too!
post #81 of 568
I don't know how I forgot my grandma's potato candy. It was a staple when I was little, but she quit making it a few years back when everyone started eating "healthy", but I took up the tradition 2 years ago & now it's my job. Even though people eat "healthy" it ends up disappearing. Don't be turned off by the name, you don't taste the potato. Be warned, it's very rich, but soooo good!

Potato Candy

2 tablespoons mashed cooked potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon milk
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter (or to taste)

Mix together potatoes, butter or margarine, and milk. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make a stiff dough.

Roll out on a flat surface sprinkled with powdered sugar. Spread on a layer of peanut butter and roll up like a jelly roll. Chill and slice.
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post #82 of 568
I have a great one for quick peanut brittle.

1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
dash of salt
1 Cup raw peanuts (I find these in the produce section near the holidays)
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

In a 4 cup glass measuring cup, stir sugar, corn syrup and salt together. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Add raw peanuts and stir and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes. Add butter and vanilla, stir and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Add baking soda (it will fizz and froth); stir and pour into lightly buttered jelly roll pan. (I pour it on my Silpat and you don't need to grease first) Cool and break into pieces.
NOTE! Don't do on damp, humid days!

This is my most requested recipe and the easiest! I put the pieces in a nice jar and tie with a ribbon.
post #83 of 568
dandelion: I havent had potato candy since I was a child. Taht was my mothers favorite.

I love bread with brown sugar on it. But it has to be warm bread. Yummy.
post #84 of 568
Oh doodledo, I thought no one else ate brown sugar sandwiches. My mom used to make me a small on once in awhile when I was a kid.... bread, really soft margarine or butter & then brown sugar. icon_wink.gif Tried to make it for my grandkids & they acted like I was going to poison them... they prefer poptarts! icon_eek.gif
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post #85 of 568
Dang it, do you guys have any idea how badly I want a sugar sandwich now?? Ugh!! icon_rolleyes.gif

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Potato candy... that just sounds good!!!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #86 of 568
Now all we need is one of those mini cast iron stoves to play with while we eat all this delicious candy! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #87 of 568
Hello All, I am new to the site and a newbie at baking, I love to bake. I love to create and try new recipes. I inspire to be like my Mother and Grandmother (now deceased) to bake like they did...no recipes or training just from scratch..So I have a Holiday Recipe I came up with that is a family favorite. Pumpkin Spice Cake : 1 Box DH Spice Cake Mix. I Can (plain) pumpkin puree. 3 Eggs.... I add 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice...more if you prefer. In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, eggs. add the 1 tsp. of spice, add the pumpkin. Use the pumpkin instead of adding water and oil. I measure the pumpkin to the exact measurement for the water and oil.. The mix will be very thick...mix well, but not over mix. I bake this according to the directions on the box, but my oven varies - so I check after 30 mins..until done. This recipe is wow with cream cheese icing, or with powdered sugar on top, or I've even made a bundt cake with it. Thanks, KathyB
post #88 of 568
Wow Kathy, that pumpkin spice cake sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing! icon_biggrin.gif And Welcome to CC -- better known as your new addiction! icon_lol.gif
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post #89 of 568
Rich Tokay Choc.Fruit Cake
(makes 2 cakes,can be made up to 6 mo ahead -store in airtight container in cool,dry place or fridge if humid)
750 gram sultanas
500 gm raisins,chopped
250 gm pitted prunes,chopped
250 gm pitted dates,chopped
250 gm glace apricots,chopped
375 mil tokay( or muscat,sherry,brandy)
115 gm honey
150 gm hazelnuts
250 gm butter
1 tbspn van.essence
300 gm firmly packed dark brn.sugar
6 eggs
150 gm drk.choc ,grated( I use choc chips )
300 gm plain flour
75 gm srflour
25 gm cocoa powder
2 tspn cinnamon

Combine all fruit,honey & 300 ml of tokay in large non-metallic bowl,mix well,cover & stand o/night or for several days,stirring occasionally.
Line base & sides of 2 deep 20 cm( 8") round cake pans with 2 layers of brown paper & 2 layers of baking paper,bringing paper 5 cm above edge of pans.
Preheat oven to moderate ( 180c / 350f )
Place hazelnuts in shallow baking dish & bake for about 8 min or until skin starts to split.Rub nuts in clean teatowel to remove most of skin.Cool & chop coarsely - reduce oven to 150c / 300f.
Beat butter,essence & sugar until just combined.Add eggs one at a time,beating only until combined.
Stir in fruit, chocolate,nuts, then sifted dry ingredients in 2 batches ; mix well.
Divide mix evenly between 2 pans ; bake for about 2 3/4 - 3 hrs.Cover loosely with foil if over-browning.Ready when skewer in centre of cake is clean.
Brush hot cakes with remaining tokay, cover tightly with foil & cool completely in pans.

This is my staple christmas cake & is to die for !!!! Delicious icon_biggrin.gif
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post #90 of 568
Oh & reading about the sugar bread reminded me of the Cinnamon Toast we used to eat , a mix of sugar & cinnamon sprinkled over buttered toast
Yummo !!! icon_biggrin.gif
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