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Reviewed South African Melktert or Milk Tart (Custard Pie)

Oct 19, 2014 in on

I also made 1 pie and it was wonderful. I like this recipe because many I found on the Internet contained condensed milk which is too sweet for me (I';m diabetic). In this recipe you can adjust the sugar to taste. I also like that it has almond extract. I also prebaked a regular pie crust for a short take before adding the filling."

Reviewed Danish Apple Cake

Oct 14, 2014 in on

Is 2 tablespoons of grated lemon peel correct? You can';t get that from 1/2 a lemon. 2 teaspoons perhaps?"

Reviewed Splenda Cream Cheese Frosting

Aug 30, 2014 in on

This is still too high in sugar for a diabetic. I reduced the amount of powdered sugar to 3 tablespoons and found it sweet enough with the Splenda."

Reviewed Moist Cinnamon Apple Quick Bread

May 23, 2014 in on

I added another teaspoon of cinnamon in the bread and used the sugar/cinnamon topping. It took longer to bake than the recipe says; mine took 45-50 minutes at 350 F. I thought the texture was a bit strange like other recipes that lack any fat in them. The bread was a bit rubbery. Some fat also has a keeping quality; no fat and it stales quickly. ...

Reviewed My Secret Ingredient Coleslaw

Apr 18, 2014 in on

I have always added diced apple to my coleslaw so I don';t know how secret it is. I prefer a Macintosh or other red skinned apple for the added color. I sometimes also add canned well drained mandarin oranges too. I would leave out the onion, or maybe just add a little green onion and skip the vinegar and celery seed. For company I serve it w...

Reviewed Pan-Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops

Jan 8, 2014 on

I used dried rosemary and adjusted the recipe for three rather thin chops. Also pan fried them. Very good. Shoulder lamb is eraser chewy so the marinade with lemon juice is essential.

Reviewed Pepper Nuts - Cookies (Pebernoedder)

Dec 26, 2013 in on

Traditional Pebernoedder don';t include orange peel and I';ve never heard that Danes roll the cookies in nuts. The spicing does vary a bit; some add some cinnamon as well as cardamom and pepper. My Danish grandmother used only cardaomom though I find it';s a spice some North Americans don';t care for."

Reviewed Bev's Own Stewed Apples

Dec 20, 2013 in on

Too much sugar and fat to be healthy. Reduce sugar to a couple of tablespoons or use Splenda. Omit butter. Why take a healthy fruit like apples and produce an unhealthy dessert?"

Reviewed Tarragon Chicken

Nov 21, 2013 on

This is very tasty. I used dry sherry instead of vermouth and that worked well. I also added a squirt of lemon juice at the very end which I thought added piquancy to the dish. The chicken did take much longer to cook than is suggested in the recipe, if you use a lower heat so as not to burn the onion. I had no idea what garlic oil might be so I used...

Reviewed Tuna Egg Salad

Aug 17, 2013 in on

I prefer to use green onion including a bit of the green part for color. It';s milder than red onion. Personally, I don';t add mustard at all. Albacore tuna has such a mild taste I think mustard overwhelms the flavor of the tuna. And always Hellman';s mayonnaise. I rarely add celery because it "weeps" into the tuna salad especially if...

Reviewed My Mums Spottier Dick

Jan 9, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

For substitutions I have a British cookery book that suggests using very cold grated vegetable shortening instead of suet, or even cold grated butter. One pint of milk is simply 2 cups. I will be making this recipe tomorrow and will add 1 cup of milk first and if it seems to need more I will use 2 cups. It's a matter of using common sense. "

Reviewed Eggnog

Dec 15, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I also didn't like the egg white on top. I simply mixed the whole egg with the sugar and added that to the milk/cream mixture and cooked it. I would suggest using a double boiler method instead of cooking this over direct high heat. Of course you will end up with scrambled eggs using direct heat. I simply used a large metal bowl over simmering wat"

Reviewed Victoria Sandwich - Classic English Sponge Cake for Tea Time

Nov 18, 2012 in on

While the recipe looks good self rising flour is not generally available in North America. Certainly where I am in Canada it isn't. It would be helpful to include a conversion for it; how much baking powder or baking soda and salt to add?"

Reviewed Sour Milk Pancakes

Feb 21, 2011 in on

For the quantity I think there is too much salt in the recipe. I used half this amount."

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