Grandma Anna’s Spritz Cookies

Swedish Dessert GRANDMA ANNA’S SPRITZ COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter* ⅔ cup sugar 3 egg yolks 2½ cups flour 1 tsp almond extract (optional) SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater** cookie gun, aka cookie press […]

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Dessert Coffee and Italian Democracy

Italian Dessert AFFOGATO INGREDIENTS 2 cups hot espresso or hot and very strong coffee* 2 scoops vanilla ice cream* * = There’s only two ingredients here. Higher quality ingredients will show up more than in […]

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Rice Pudding, Space Travel, and Economic Collapse

Greek Dessert RIZOGALO (Rice Pudding) INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter 4½ cups whole milk ½ short-grain white rice ½ cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon corn flour ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Makes […]

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Kosovan Dessert and Interstellar Space Travel

Kosovan Dessert LLOKUMA INGREDIENTS 1 large egg 1 cup plain yogurt ⅓ cup sparkling water. 1 tablespoon baking powder 3⅓ cups flour (2 more tablespoons later) 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon […]

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Egg Nog and How It Got Its Name

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American Dessert EGG NOG INGREDIENTS 6 eggs ⅛ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 4 cups full fat milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSIL electric beater Makes 7 […]

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Moravian Christmas Cookies, the DMV, and Murder

Czech Dessert MORAVIAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon baking soda 1½ tablespoons warm water 1 cup brown sugar 1¼ cups molasses ½ cup shortening or lard 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground […]

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Rabbit Racecars and the Thirty Years War

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American Dessert RABBIT RACECARS INGREDIENTS food dye vial 4 TwinkiesTM 4 PeepsTM 4 mini white fudge or yogurt covered pretzels 16 mini OreosTM PREPARATION Carefully use the food-dye vial to make a number on the […]

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