What a dreary day!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
What a dreary day!
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 9:35am

We had snow all day long yesterday but forunately the ground stayed warm and most of the streets are fine.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 11:49am

Why these are called "cinnamon puffs" I do not know....in my mind, they are a good cookie, but just not "cinnamony"....the cinnamon is only sprinkled on top with sugar.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 11:56am

Hi there Joy!

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:12pm
I've never had buttermilk go bad but then I use it almost every day.

It's in my pancakes, sometimes in my buttermilk biscuits, and these

chocolate cookies. The cookie dough is amazing. I don't always

end up baking any.

Chocolate Drop Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate (cool)

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chopped nuts, if desired

Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, egg, chocolate, buttermilk

and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda, salt and nuts. Cover; chill

1 hour.

Heat oven to 400. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls

2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10

minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched

with finger.

Immediately remove from pan; cool. Frost with Chocolate

Icing. 4 1/2 dozen cookies

Cocoa Drop Cookies: Increase butter to 2/3 cup; omit chocolate

and stir in 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa.

Chocolate Icing

Melt 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate and 2 Tbsp butter

or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat; blend in

3 Tbsp water and about 2 cups confectioners' sugar.

Yyletha's note: I sometimes add white chocolate chips.

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:28pm
I found this recipe for Buttermilk Pound Cake. I havent made it but

I would suggest substituting pumpkin or applesauce for about 1 cup

of that nasty fat. Also, I don't use cake flour; I use all-purpose

and use about 1 Tablespoon less in every cup. So here then is

Dewey's Recipe from The Lost Art of Scratch Cooking by Curtis



5 eggs

1 1/2 cups shortening

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp boiling water

3 cups sugar

1 tsp vanilla flavor

3 1/2 cups cake flour


1. Cream shortening and sugar together.

2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.

3. Mix baking soda with tablespoon of water, stir well; Add to sugar,

shortening and eggs.

4. Add flour and milk alternately to mixture. Mix well until batter is

very smooth.

5. Add vanilla, continue to mix for an additional three minutes.

6. Pour mixture into well greased and floured cake pan and bake

at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Yyletha spring has sprung in my little corner, but where are the birds?

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:33pm
Buttermilk Grebbels

3 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp soda

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

3 cups flour

6 Tbsp melted butter

oil for deep frying

Beat eggs 1 minute. Mix soda into milk, pour into beaten eggs,

then beat 1 minute. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture

slowly. Add melted butter and mix well. Let set 4 hours. Roll on

floured board 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips 4 in by 2 in, slit in

middle. Deep fry until light golden brown.


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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:35pm
Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Provided courtesy of

Glenborough Inn

Santa Barbara, CA

Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350º.

A 9x12-inch pan will be needed (glass is preferable).

Mix in large bowl:

2 1/4 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup salad oil

Remove 3/4 cup of the above mixture to small bowl and add:

1/2 cups chopped walnuts

1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

To large bowl, add:

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

Mix well and spread into pan.

Sprinkle nut mix over batter and press in gently.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Test with toothpick. Watch for burned bottoms.

Variations: Cherry or Blueberry (Yummy!)

Spread batter in large greased cookie tin. Sprinkle with 1 can drained canned sour cherries (pitted) or blueberries evenly over batter.

To the separated crumb mix, add 3/4 cup nuts, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup margarine and mix until butter is kidney bean size. Sprinkle over fruit and bake 20 or more minutes.

Serves 16.

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:36pm

Buttermilk Bread

1 cup of buttermilk

1/4 cup of water

2 teaspoons of margarine, butter, or cooking oil

3 cups of bread flour

2 tablespoons of toasted wheat germ

1 tablespoon of sugar

3/4 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Add the ingredients to your machine according to the manufacturer's directions. Select the basic white bread cycle. Makes 1 1/2 pound or 16 slices

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:38pm
Buttermilk Herb Cheese Bread

Recipe by Patty Wallace

1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature

1 egg, at room temperature

1/4 cup warm water

1 cup grated sharp Cheddar (or other) cheese

3 cups bread flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried chopped dill weed

2 tablespoons dried chopped chives

1 tablespoon dried minced onion

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Place all ingredients in bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select white or bread cycle and light crust; press start.

Yield: Makes a 1 1/2-pound loaf

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 02-05-2004 - 5:51pm
This is my final post on the subject. It is very springlike here if one

ignores the small piles of black and gravelly snow out near the street

and the more pristine little piles of white in the yard. The apple, lilac

and forsythia are preparing to model their spring apparel, and the red

tulips have sent out their shoots in olive drab. The cherry tree will

be next with its pink showers of blossom. Wake up little cherry tree.

The maple and oak are still snoring heavily.

I found a site with lots and lots of buttermilk recipes. Breads, cakes,

salads, cookies, candies, garlic mashed potatoes, chicken, sauce for

fish, mulligan stew, huckleberry pancakes. Hopefully you're starting to

get the idea.


Yyletha enjoying every moment of spring. And winter better not interrupt me.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 02-06-2004 - 6:34pm

Oh thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes!