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Reviewed Brownie Tart

Jan 16, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I added 2 changes for kicks: A tablespoon of orange rind to the batter for a hint of orange to the flavor and coated the entire top with the ganache and let it drip down the sides. AWESOME.""

Reviewed Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Oct 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Like most of Ina's creations, this one is awesome as well. I cut back on the rind of the orange ( deleted it actually), stayed with the OJ (with pulp) and cut the white sugar in the apples from 1/2 to 1/3 Cup and in the topping from 3/4 to 1/2 cup and it was plenty sweet even with tart apples. I used a hybrid apple from Michigan called a Ruby Mac...

Reviewed Italian Creme Cake

Aug 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Made the cake as designed once. Made reduction adjustments to the coconut ( 1 cup, chopped a half of a cup of maraschino cherries and added to the batter, and used marscapone cheese in lieu of cream cheese and I liked it a bit better. If made as designed or modified as described here, this is a winner. May want to try pistachios instead of toaste...

Reviewed Mini Vanilla Bean Yellow Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Jul 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This "frosting" deserves a better name. Made it many times varying the cocoa and espresso amounts and strength types. I could not find a better combo. Is spreads well, pipes wonderfully and creates a picture when finished far beyond its ease of preparation. AWESOME"

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