Here’s the original recipe with huge quantities that we often doubled. (Yes, that meant 10 pounds of flour!) I never was quite sure what 1 pink bottle of dark Karo syrup meant though, more often than not, I have preferred using maple syrup or brown rice syrup to corn syrup any way.
1-12 oz. bottle green label Brer Rabbit Molasses
1-pink bottle dark Karo Syrup
(I’ve used either the blue label dark, or the red label light, both about 16 oz.)
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 cups sugar
1 ½ sticks butter
1 ½ cups lard (or shortening)
6 teaspoons cinnamon
4 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons powdered anise
2 grated lemon rinds
½ the juice of 1 lemon
4 teaspoons baking soda, diluted in 1/3 cup water
Add enough flour to make rather stiff dough (about 5 lbs.)
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Jocelyn, those look yummy. Thanks for sharing a family recipe.
Here is a recipe I got at an art show, and have enjoyed making for several years now.
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES:
1 cup pureed black beans
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
I never was quite sure what 1 pink bottle of dark Karo syrup meant though, more often than not, I have preferred using maple syrup or brown rice syrup to corn syrup any way.
paul wheaton wrote:I shared it on my fb page and on my fb page (they are exactly the same but completely different).
The judging of this appears to be purely a popularity contest. And I am glad to abuse my powers for this.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions for how to substitute for the corn syrup in the bird seed ornaments? something that is not a refined or processed substitute? I'd like to make them, but I don't think refined food is any better for the birds than it is for us.
I have a friend who is an avid birder. I would love to make some for her.... and her birdies.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Has anyone tried Thekla's idea to swirl the bean brownies with the white bean cookie batter? That just sounds so amazing!
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Oh, your pfeffernuss look perfect, Judith! I'm glad you like them. My kids are kind of tired of them, and asked me not to make them. Ha!
They worship nothing. They say it's because nothing is worth fighting for. Like this tiny ad:
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