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!