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Christmas Season 2013 at Gabriele’s German Cookies & Chocolates

Christmas Season 2013 at Gabriele's German Cookies & Chocolates

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Butter has a different consistency in Europe. How do I adjust US recipes when baking cookies?

Question by : Butter has a different consistency in Europe. How do I adjust US recipes when baking cookies?
I live in Germany. Butter here has a much slipperier or oilier consistency than butter in the US. As a result, using German butter in a US cookie, cake and pastry recipes causes the the batter to melt and spread too thin when baked. Does this have something to do with the fat content in the butter? Does anyone know of a rule-of-thumb recipe conversion that will help remedy this?

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Answer by sound
The fastest solution would be to substitute out butter for margarine. That is pretty much standard the world over. You can also look for a natural butter. The brand you are buying is probably chock foll of fillers, and that is making it oily if anything.

On the flip side, even switching the recommended amount of butter for pure oil of any kind would not have the effect you mentioned on a baking mix. Batter itself does not melt, and the oil would not cause it to spread like you described.

I know it is not the answer to your question, but the solution to your problem does not lay in the amount of oil in the butter. A more probable cause is a discrepancy in your conversion rates from US to Metric. Do not believe a cup with both measurements, especially if purchased over in Europe. Most documentation would be based on British volume measurements and not US ones.

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What is your favorite (and cheap) cookie dough recipe?

Question by Eric S: What is your favorite (and cheap) cookie dough recipe?
I need to make a lot of cookies for a very low price

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Answer by the boy who blocked his own shot
This is pretty cheap, and very very good.

Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients
Makes about 3 dozen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake until cookies are golden around the edges and set in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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What kind of gift could I give to someone who loves to make German food?

Question by Brianna: What kind of gift could I give to someone who loves to make German food?
I’ve thought of a cookbook, but I’m wondering if there is a particular cooking utensil or cookware that is useful for cooking German food? Or perhaps there is a great recipe for something to put in a jar?

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Answer by Patti
Spatzle-maker or cabbage shredder if they are into making homemade sauerkraut.

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which holiday cookies should i make?

Question by swirling_about: which holiday cookies should i make?
wanting to make cookies as a christmas present this year for family and friends, because its cheep :) which ones should i make?
so far i have chocolate chip, ginger bread, mint chocolate chip, sugar, any other ideas?

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Answer by Eliza
snickerdoodle

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What interesting subject should I write about for my German Class?

Question by Mrs. Utley: What interesting subject should I write about for my German Class?
It Can be anything as long as its about the German cultural. I Just really want to find something that’s very interesting that the class might love to hear. If anyone knows anything interesting let me know
Thanx.

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Answer by Des Irae
I think you should write about how the German equestrian team has dominated (won gold in all 3 divisions: dressage, show jumping and eventing) the Olympics for at least the past 10 (if not more) Olympic trials and how they train their athletes and selectively breed their horses. Germany has been highly respected for their (German)European Warmbloods. I own one: An Oldenburg who is a son of Bon Jour. Bon Jour is a double registered Selle Francais/ Hanoverian whose German owner was almost kicked out of the country for selling the stallion to a US breeding farm since Bon Jour is believed to be THE GREATEST DRESSAGE HORSE TO EVER LIVE!!!!!
Good luck with whatever you choose for your essay!

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