What Is The Oddest Thing You Add In Your Recipe.

Decorating By Rylan Updated 3 May 2009 , 5:08pm by mirda6275

Rylan Posted 2 May 2009 , 9:38pm
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Is there anything interesing that you add in your recipe? Something that most people would have never ever thought of? Would you like to share them?

Most of us bakers know that some add Mayonnaise on their chocolate recipe and some recipes even conatains ketchup. I've also heard that adding a few drops of vinegar to buttercream will help prevent cracking.

Oh and I also add crushed pineapples to my spaghetti and everyone loves it.

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pastryjen Posted 2 May 2009 , 9:43pm
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I just do the chocolate in chili...I don't think that's so odd anymore!

jammjenks Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:01am
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I always thought that adding vinegar to red velvet cake was a bit odd. I do it though.

Rylan Posted 3 May 2009 , 3:03am
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Pastryjen: What do you mean by chili? how do you add it?

jammjenks: What does the vinegar do with the cake?

Idreamofcakes Posted 3 May 2009 , 3:49am
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My DH's best friend swear by peanut butter in his spaghetti....I think he may have discovered this during his higher days, but still insists on it.

BLECK! tapedshut.gif

pastryjen Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:12am
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Originally Posted by RylanTy

Pastryjen: What do you mean by chili? how do you add it?

Chili - gr beef, beans, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder etc! icon_lol.gif

After it's come to the simmer, I add a few chocolate chips or 2 or 3 hershey kisses (plain, not the cherry cordial ones!) to a big pot of chili.

I saw it on tv once and it kinda smooths it out a bit...plus it's chocolate, if anyone says you can add chocolate to something, I do!

pieceacake830 Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:31am
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My mother always used to put vinegar in her pie crust recipe... It makes the crust nice and flaky! thumbs_up.gif

GI Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:32am
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I make my spaghetti sauce with Welch's Grape Jelly and cooled brewed coffee. My great big pot simmers all night long on the stove. It's so yummy, I'll eat it for breakfast. icon_lol.gif The roast in it shreds up nicely.

I add vinegar to my BC, vinegar to my chocolate cake recipes, vinegar to most things. Don't skimp on the really great quality of ingredients when baking, either.

I love LorAnn oils. But that's not odd. icon_biggrin.gif

sayhellojana Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:45am
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I add vinegar to most cake recipes. I also add sour cream in place of half of the milk or water
I add grape jelly to my spaghetti sauce, too!

Rylan Posted 3 May 2009 , 9:39am
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Pastryjen, I never even thought of that.

Oh and I never thought vinegar and grape jelly can do a LOT of things. Oh and peanut butter? Thats so odd.

I know most people probably know but I use marmalade in replacement of honey in honey BBQ wings. It's the bomb.

GI Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:54pm
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I used to add peanut butter in my chocolate chip cookies for added fat, but I stopped that when I sent a guy nto the emergency room from peanut allergy. It was a friend and I didn't know about the peanut allergy.

It was just too scary for me.

mirda6275 Posted 3 May 2009 , 5:08pm
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the chocolate in the chili is more of a local thing. Here in Cincy all the chili is sweeter and chocolate or cocoa powder is a staple ingredient. Most out-of towners aren't a fan b/c they are used to spicy chili...i've grown up with it so it's normal for me. I can post a recipe if anyone's interested.

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