Maastricht’s marijuana selling coffee shops will ban most foreigners, Jason Kuller, Julianne Polivka, Epicurean Horoscope, Epicure, Horoscopes

Today’s Epicurean Horoscope: Jason Kuller

Maastricht’s marijuana selling coffee shops will ban most foreigners under the belief that they bring an unwanted element into the shops, as foreigners, why  don’t we just stick to dutch cocoa cookies and chocolate?

Dutch Cocoa Cookies:

1/2 Cup Unsalted butter at room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/4 cup DUTCH PROCESSED COCOA POWDER

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or chunked white chocolate

Chocolate Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F,  place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.  Sift, together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt and then add to the butter and egg mixture.  Mix just until incorporated.  Fold in the the chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

 Bake 8 -10 minutesor until the the cookies are still soft in the center but are firm around the edges.  Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes about 24 – 3 inch round cookies.

Courtesy Joy of Cooking

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08-23-2011 Julianne Polivka, Jason Kuller, Shaker Lemon Pie, The Tushmaster Epicurean horoscope

Shaker Lemon Pie (its not just for shakers anymore)

It could also be for anyone, you do not need to have contacts in the shaker community to eat this pie, conversely, just by eating this pie once, does not mean you are a shaker, or no longer a member of a community or state that you have lived in for say…15 years.

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 double pie crust

Directions

  1. Slice the lemons and combine in a large bowl with the 2 cups sugar. Let stand for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Add the beaten eggs and mix well. Pour into an unbaked 9 inch piecrust and cover with a top crust.
  3. Brush the top with milk and sprinkle sugar on top.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees F  for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the pie comes out clean. Mind you the knife is not actually clean now, you need to wash it before you do anything else with it.