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That means it was past it's expiration date.


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Thanks everyone! I thought about trying to make a really strong brew of drip coffee, but that seems more hassle, and I have to go to the grocery anyway. It sounds .. interesting. Funny I've never really heard of it, though I now have a recollection of my grandparents drinking the stuff when I was growing up.


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Oh, no worries about that! We have a proper coffee pot and buy fresh ground coffee weekly, so I'm not about to subject my coffee tastebuds to something so .. mutagenetic Smile


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Originally posted by Limertilly:
yes, instant coffee is when a cup of coffee, probably not particularly nice coffee, has all the liquid removed. it then becomes granules that *smell* like coffee. you add hot water to it and it becomes a liquid that seems like coffee in terms of appearance and scent, but which tastes like coffee with all the flavour taken out.

i would suggest that if they talk about instant coffee, you should use real proper coffee made *extremely* strongly, like a stronger than strong espresso, and use about, oh, double the quantity? so a teaspoon of instant coffee granules becomes a table spoon of EXTREEEEEEEEEEEMELY strong proper coffee.



That's pretty much my opinion of instant coffee. There are some higher-priced brands that are actually good, but it's usually called espresso powder or some such.

I would probably brew an extra-extra strong bit of coffee and replace some of the liquid in the recipe with the brewed stuff.



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For some cooking purposes, Camp coffee (while not bearing any actual resemblance to coffee at all) is sometimes pretty good, as it comes in liquid form and has that weird retro coffee cake taste. I think it's more chicory than coffee, though, and while it was originally invented to make drinks with, you are more likely now to find it in the bakery aisle.


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Boozy Beezer Balls
(aka Aitapata's Hot, Boozy, Chocolatey, Nutty, Floridian Balls)


Assemble the ingredients! Light corn syrup, walnuts, shortbread cookies, mango rum, semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened coconut and sugar.



Lightly toast a cup of walnuts!



While the walnuts are toasting, get a can of whup-ass out on a package of shortbread cookies. The only available implement I had for this purpose was the business end of a ladle.



And then when they get to manageable sized chucks, use the nicer end of a ladle to pulverize.



Once the walnuts are toasted, you need to chop 'em up. I don't have a food processor, but I DO have a coffee grinder. I figure if there's any aftertaste, it would just be like chicory, right? RIGHT?



I've never invested in a double boiler since the need for one is so rare, so I just do the cheap-ass version:



Melt a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.



Whisk in half a cup of sugar.



Whisk in two tablespoons of light corn syrup.



Stir in 3/4 cup mango rum.



Combine the 2.5 cups ground shortbread cookies with the cup of pulverized toasted walnuts. Pour in the chocolate mixture.



Combine!



It didn't want to form into balls just yet, so I stuck the mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes to harden up.



Then I figured out the trick: I greased up my palms with margarine, and the balls rolled up just fine. Roll 'em in some sweetened coconut and voila! I had some extra coconut left over, so I pushed a fingerfull into the top of each ball and flattened 'em a smidge.



These aren't my childhood rum balls. My Oma always made hers small and very hard-packed and almost sandy on the outside. These are much more loose and soft but I very much look forward to trying one out.

(I am a bit tipsy just from licking my fingers. Mmmmm.)

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I just love that we take picture tutorials of what we're doing. Smile

They look splendid aitapata!



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This is not a pie Confused





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They're little tiny chocolate & coconut pies.


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Then I figured out the trick: I greased up my palms with margarine, and the balls rolled up just fine.



*just. snarfed. milk. through. nose.*


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While the walnuts are toasting, get a can of whup-ass out on a package of shortbread cookies.

This is the sort of line that gets me into the kitchen! Big Grin

There was a cartoon many years ago (mind your manners, kiddies) of
a middle aged guy in his easy chair,
bourbon in hand,
in front of the television, talking back to it -
"Sock 'em again, Julia baby!"


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Miz Alaurluliah: *just. snarfed. milk. through. nose.*


Greased up mah balls just for you!

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Mizter Duncan: This is the sort of line that gets me into the kitchen! Big Grin


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Holiday cookery part 2!:

Aitapatan Double Decker Peppermint Bark

Assemble your ingredients! You need about 10 candy canes, peppermint extract, a bag of white chocolate chips and a bag of either milk or semisweet chocolate chips. And a mug of Good Morning America for karma.



Duncan, this one is for you: Unwrap the candy canes and put them in a large ziploc bag. Whip out your girly pink hammer and whack the living shit out of the candy canes. WARNING: If you're not a renter and actually care about the condition of your counters, you may want to put a towel underneath the bag. The candy canes will occasionally splinter and break through the bag, and depending on the composition of your counter, may damage the surface. Not to mention the fact that your banging the thing with a hammer.



Get out your double boiler contraption and pour the bag of milk chocolate chips into it. Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract. Melt.



Pour the melted chocolatey goodness onto some parchment paper on a tray and smooth out.



Put the pan in the fridge to let it harden up while you move on to the next step. Go back to the double boiler. Dump in the bag of white chocolate chips (with maybe a handful extra if you have some available). Put in 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Some folks prefer to wait until the end to press the candy canes on top of the chocolate, but I just stir it right in with the white chocolate. You'll have a lot of candy cane powder from your pounding session, and I think it just looks better and less noticeable when the powder is mixed in with the chocolate. Melt.



Bring the tray out of the fridge and pour the white chocolate mixture on top of it. There will be some melting and bleeding off from the milk chocolate. I don't think anyone cares too much after they take the first bite.



Back in the fridge for more hardening!

Last year I just broke it off into pieces, but this year I'm going to try cutting them into triangles.


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That looks astounding (and a lot nicer than what I imagined peppermint bark to be).


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That looks astounding (and a lot nicer than what I imagined peppermint bark to be).


It's the BEST spatula-licking recipe EVER.

(I'm always a bit squeamish about cookie dough spatula licking. Salmonella.)


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(The cutting into triangles didn't work so well, so I just reverted to breaking them into pieces).

Final product!



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That looks SO good!


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I'm making peanut butter cookies at the mo, but I don't have pictures.

I can't believe amymod actually has a pink hammer. Was it bought that way or painted at some later inebriated date?



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Pink tools?

Check it out!

There's whole sets you can buy that donate to Pink Ribbon stuff.


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Pink tools?

Check it out!

There's whole sets you can buy that donate to Pink Ribbon stuff.


Mine aren't the fancy store-bought pink tools. The toolbox and most of the tools were my grandfather's spares. When I moved off to college my mom painted them pink and gave them to me.



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