Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, over 3 years ago

    My mom always threw in a piece of bread, worked fine.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    One drawback to using an apple for rehydrating sugar (or baked goods) is that it will taste and smell like apple. If it’s something that apple will improve the taste of, fine, but there are some foods that apple doesn’t go well with.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Please, please, please, let’s not forget that somebody isn’t baking enough cookies…

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins and Cherries On Top (Makes about 4 dozen cookies.)

    Pre-sift 3 cups of flour (just so you definitely have enough)

    Sift together into a large bowl:

    2 cups pre-sifted flour from the 3 cup stockpile
    1 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


    2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
    (5 minute)
    1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar (brown sugar is always measured firmly packed)
    1/2 cup granulated white sugar (regular tea/coffee sugar) (this is an old recipe)
    1 cup shortening (lard or vegetable) soft (soft = room temperature)
    2 eggs, unbeaten
    1/3 cup whole milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract (real, not artificial)

    Beat until blended – scrape sides of bowl down while beating


    1/3 cup seeded (plumped) raisins (Or chopped dates if you like.)
    3/4 cup chopped nut meats (Optional. I never add them..)

    Beat until blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
    Decorate with maraschino cherry bits in the centre.
    Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 12 minutes on the second rack, (top rack is first) or until browned. (watch from the 10 minute mark)

    Notes from me:

    Plump the raisins by putting them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Let them sit for five minutes, drain, and finish by putting them on a paper towel.
    You could halve this recipe (1/6 cup is 2 1/2 tablespoons), but why would you want to?

  5. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 3 years ago

    Time to get your Cookie Momster on!

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    but, isn’t sugar bad for you? how about eating an apple, instead of sugar?

  7. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, over 3 years ago

    How about taking the apple slice back out of the brown sugar all coated and putting it in your mouth?

  8. strickmaedel

    strickmaedel said, over 3 years ago

    This tip comes from the days when sugar was more expensive and many people lived far from the market but had fruit trees. Still, if you have apples in your pantry and you have to drive to the market for brown sugar, the apple might be an economical solution.

  9. South2North

    South2North said, over 3 years ago


    Why introduce facts into a perfectly good discussion?

  10. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, over 3 years ago

    vacuum seal it

  11. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, over 3 years ago


    So many things like this. We forget historical context all too quickly. By the way, ask a teenager why we “dial” a phone . . . .

  12. gir63

    gir63 said, over 3 years ago

    Or you can just stick in the microwave for a bit.

  13. richardj

    richardj said, over 3 years ago

    Cue Rolling Stones song.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Somebody get this girl a cooking show, STAT!

  15. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, over 3 years ago

    Oh yes, indeed, I’ve heard of brown sugar cookies….

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