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


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


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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Saffransbröd and When Sweden Rocked the Surfing World


Swedish Dessert SAFFRANSBRÖD INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons yeast ⅓ cup warm water 1 cup milk ½ cup butter ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar (½ cup more later) ½ teaspoon (1 gram) saffron threads ⅓ cup […]

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This Recipe for Double Chocolate Pudding Is Endorsed by the Bacon & Chocolate Party


American Dessert DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PUDDING INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 tablespoons cornstarch ½ cup whole milk (1½ cups more later) 3 ounces (3 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate ¾ cup […]

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Bulgarian Yogurt Drink and How to Become a God


Bulgarian Dessert AYRAN (yogurt drink) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups Bulgarian or plain yogurt 2½ cups water ½ teaspoon salt PREPARATION Add yogurt to large bowl. Beat yogurt with whisk or electric blender set on medium until […]

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Brownies and How They Shaped Aerial Combat


American Dessert BROWNIES INGREDIENTS 13 tablespoons butter 1 cup unsweetened cocoa ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs ½ cup flour no-stick spray. Brownies assuming a defensive posture against lions. […]

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