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Lemon Thins

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Arne
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 9:24 AM
Subject: Lemon thins?

> Years ago, a product was mysteriously dropped from supermarket shelves. It
> was called either "lemon thins" or "lemon wafers", a flat, golden at the
> edges, lemony pleasure. Can do?
>
> Arne

Hi Arne,

No problem. The below recipe came from Gourmet magazine.

Phaed

Lemon Thins

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient

  1/2    cup         vegetable shortening at room temp
  2    tablespoons   unsalted butter -- softened
  1      cup           sugar
  1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
  1/2  teaspoon      lemon extract
  1 1/2  tablespoons   freshly grated lemon zest
  1/4  cup           fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  1 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
  1 1/2  teaspoons     double-acting baking powder
  1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
  confectioners' sugar for dusting

In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together the shortening, butter, and
sugar, add the vanilla, lemon extract, zest, and juice, beating, and beat
the mixture until it is smooth. Into the bowl sift together the flour,
baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend the dough well. On a piece of
wax paper form the dough into a log 1-1/2 inches in diameter, using the
paper as a guide.
Chill the log, wrapped in wax paper and foil, for 2 hours. The dough may be
made up to 3 months in advance and kept wrapped well and frozen. Cut the log
into 1/8-inch slices with a sharp knife and bake the cookies 2 inches apart
on ungreased baking sheets in the middle of a preheated 350F. oven for 8 to
10 minutes, or until the edges are just golden. Transfer the cookies
immediately with a metal spatula to racks, let them cool, and sift the
confectioners' sugar lightly over the lemon thins.
Makes about 50 cookies.
Gourmet April 1990

Pancake Syrup

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: LB 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:49 AM
  Subject: pancake syrup

  How do you make regular pancake syrup?  

  LB

Hello LB,

It's basically just sugar and water and flavoring. Below are some recipes with a little variation.

Phaed

  Homemade  Pancake  Syrup

   Ingredients : 
   1 1/2 c. brown sugar (packed)
   3/4 c. water
   1 tbsp. butter or margarine
   Dash of salt
   1/2 tsp. maple flavoring

   Preparation : 
     Mix brown sugar, water, butter and salt in saucepan.  Heat to
   boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat. 
   Stir in maple flavoring.  Serve warm.  Class of '94 
   ----------------------------------
   Homemade  Pancake  Syrup

   Ingredients : 
   1 1/2 c. brown sugar (packed)
   3/4 c. water
   1 tbsp. butter or margarine
   Dash of salt
   1/2 tsp. maple flavoring

   Preparation : 
     Mix brown sugar, water, butter and salt in saucepan.  Heat to
   boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat. 
   Stir in maple flavoring.  Serve warm.  Class of '94 
   ----------------------------------
   Best  Ever  Pancake  Syrup

   Ingredients : 
   2 c. white sugar
   2 c. brown sugar
   2 c. light corn syrup
   2 c. boiling water

   Preparation : 
      Mix together in heavy 2-quart saucepan.  Bring to a boil,
   stirring to dissolve sugar.  Cook about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat
   and let cool 5 minutes.  Mixture will be slightly thin.  Add
   flavoring of maple extract or imitation maple.  Pour into jars. 
   Mixture will thicken to just the right consistency. 

Gluten Free Recipes

----- Original Message -----
From: Sue
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 11:22 PM
Subject: ALLERGY QUEEN

> I perhaps am the allergy queen, allergic to wheat/gluten, corn, 
> tomatoes, peanuts, apples, celery, chicken, sulfa; lactose intolerant; 
> MSG intolerant; and restricted from migraine trigger foods of bananas, 
> chocolate, avocado. It stinks to be me (on this diet!)
>
> Need help finding flax tortillas which were served in Dallas at an all
> organic restaurant that has gone out of business, and recipes for
> breads/muffins/baked goods/pastas that do not contain wheat/gluten, corn,
> tomatoes, chicken, etc.
>
> Searched the internet in vain.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

Hello Sue,

I can sympathize, being prone to migraines myself. Chocolate is a trigger food for me, too, but changes in the weather seem to be the worst trigger.

I could not find anything at all about "flax tortillas". "Gluten free tortillas" did not bring any results that were also corn free.

Sue, there are lots of gluten free recipe sites on the internet. I can't spare the time that would be involved searching through all of the recipes to find those that would be corn free as well. So.... I'm sending you links (below) to some of the gluten-free recipe sites that I found so that you can go through the recipes. There are hundreds of recipes on these sites, as well as message boards where gluten-intolerant people exchange recipes and information. Be persistent in going through them to find the ones that are free of the other allergens that bother you.

If I may offer a couple of suggestions from past research on gluten intolerance:

1) Check into buckwheat flour. In spite of the name, many wheat-intolerant people are not bothered by buckwheat flour.

2) Rice flour is very versatile.Something like wontons or egg roll wrappers made with rice flour might be a good substitute for tortillas.

Phaed

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Fenugreek

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: TheHoffys
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 11:29 AM
  Subject: Fenugreek

  I am looking for a recipe to make the spice blend Fenugreek so that 
  I can make it at home. 

Hi Hoffys,

Fenugreek isn't a spice mixture, it's a single spice or herb, native to Asia and southern Europe. You can buy the seeds whole and grind them in a coffee mill or a pepper mill, or you can buy them already ground. If your grocer's spice section doesn't have them, try an Indian or Middle Eastern grocer or a health food store.

Phaed


Quilt As You Go

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mary
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 3:11 PM
  Subject: quilt as you go

  dear sir:

  i am looking for instructions for quilt as you go ...sure hope you 
  can help me...thank-you, mary

Hi Mary,

Try these websites:

Acorn Hill Quilts

Quilt as You Go

Secrets of

Phaed

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