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Cyril Washbrook

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Reviewed Butter and Jam Thumbprints

Jan 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good biscuits. I do feel that that there's too much sugar in this recipe: based on experience I reduced the sugar to half a cup anyway, but even then they were quite a bit sweeter than the biscuits that I'd normally make. I'd say that you only need one-third of a cup of sugar.

One other thing, relating to some reviewers' suggestion...

Reviewed Classic Shortbread Cookies in 4 Ingredients with added 1 ingredient Variations

Dec 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good recipe. Hadn't tried shortbread biscuits before, so it was nice to have them work out well the first time. I don't have a food processor so I just worked everything together the old-fashioned way by kneading together with my hands.

Some additional notes: (1) No need to use icing sugar: standard table sugar will work just fine....

Reviewed Classic Shortbread Cookies in 4 Ingredients with added 1 ingredient Variations

Dec 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good recipe. Hadn't tried shortbread biscuits before, so it was nice to have them work out well the first time. I don't have a food processor so I just worked everything together the old-fashioned way by kneading together with my hands.""

Reviewed Sour Cream Cheesecake

Dec 4, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Brilliant recipe. Although I used light cream cheese and sour cream varieties, the resulting cake had a rich, creamy texture and the taste was great. I halved the filling because I only had a shallow pan at my disposal, and it worked out just fine. Additionally, as someone who hasn't done much baking in the past, the overall simplicity of the rec...

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