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Meringues

Meringues
Ingredients

7 egg whites
pinch of salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

Preheat oven to 250F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites with salt until stiff.
Continue to beat while adding 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
Beat until no longer …

Flatbread

flatbread

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Flatbread
Ingredients

1 & 1/2 cups AP flour
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup warm water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425F (if you have a pizza / bread stone pop it in the oven)
Mix all ingredients until they come together.
Knead the dough until it becomes smooth
Cut …

Cardamom Ice Cream

I searched around for a while, but all of the cardamom ice cream recipes I found just didn’t seem quite right, so I just modified David Lebovitz vanilla ice cream recipe to make this. I’m really happy with the result. If you aren’t a hard core cardamom …

Grilled Pizza

"grilled" pizza

Most directions I’ve seen for grilling pizza involve throughing the dough directly onto the grill grates. While grill marks look cool, I find that burnt dough doesn’t taste very good. So I just use a baking stone. …

Failure: German Wasser Brötchen

I tried to make German style breakfast rolls for brunch tomorrow. To put it nicely, I fucked them up. The key ingredient to failure in this case was covering the rolls with cling wrap on their second rise after shaping. The cling wrap pretty much mangled all of …

Snow Cream

Snow Cream

Snow Cream
Ingredients
1/2 cup Half & Half
3 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 Quart of snow

Preparation
Mix together first three ingredients until sugar is mostly dissolved. Pour over the snow and mix until combined. Should be the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

My Comments
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German Pancake

German Pancake

German Pancake
Real Simple Recipe
Ingredients
3 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
powdered sugar

Preparation
Heat oven to 400° F.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine.
Add the flour and whisk until smooth.
Add the milk, salt, and …

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Corn

Caramel Popcorn
Adapted from epicurious
Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup popcorn kernels
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation
Add oil and popcorn to a brown paper bag and microwave until the popping …

Granola Bar Bites

Granola Bar Bites

Granola Bar Bites
Yeild
~64
Ingredients
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 …

Candied Orange and Chocolate Biscotti

Candied Orange and Chocolate Biscotti
Yeild
~24
Ingredients
2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter at room temperature
2 large eggs

1 c. candied orange peel
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Sift together flour and baking powder
In another bowl mix …