Had to share a wonderful recipe!

Baking By catlharper Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 2:26am by KitchenKat

raquel1 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:51pm
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The secret of fro-nache... I'm not sure you're ready for it. Hehehe. It turns out that I knew what it was the whole time... I just had to look inside myself to see it. Hahahaha. Ok, ignore me, I'm in a dorky mood today! dunce.gif




Well crap! I'm easily confused and now it's just worse. Fine, be that way, I think I can make it another day with knowing icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:19am
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Well crap! I'm easily confused and now it's just worse. Fine, be that way, I think I can make it another day with knowing icon_lol.gif




Hahahaha!! thumbs_up.gif >>>hug<<<

all4cake Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:29am
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So, I'm trying to figure out why it's called Chocolate Crack -- is it because:

A) it uses crackers,
B) you crack it into pieces once it cools, or
C) it's as addictive as the illegal crack?



D) all of the above..LOL

And STEPH...it's 350...in the first line of the directions so print them out. It's really SO simple and yes, totally addictive! I'm making some today for my kids teacher. Cat




icon_redface.gificon_eek.gificon_redface.gif That is sooooooooooo not what came to mind when I read the name of the recipe!

frankdiabetes Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:44am
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This recipe is in the Joanne Fluke book "Apple Turnover Murder." There is also Vanilla Crack, I was wondering if they were good recipes or just strange. Now I'm tempted to try it!

catlharper Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:56am
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This recipe is in the Joanne Fluke book "Apple Turnover Murder." There is also Vanilla Crack, I was wondering if they were good recipes or just strange. Now I'm tempted to try it!




Yup!!! That is EXACTLY where I found it! I read it and said, Hey, easy enough cookie that even I can make it! LOL!

Made it again this past weekend for a party..insta hit!

audrey0522 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 1:13am
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I had it a number of years ago in Georgia. A few years back I googled the ingredients and found the recipe. It was called Brickle and I remembered that is what they called it.

http://visualrecipes.com/recipe-details/recipe_id/125/Brickle-Candy/

the above is a website showing what it looks like.

redpanda Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:46am
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I make a version during Passover with matzohs instead of graham crackers/saltines. It has the advantage that the sheets of matzoh are bigger, so there are fewer crevices for the syrup to leak between.

raquel1 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:48am
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I make a version during Passover with matzohs instead of graham crackers/saltines. It has the advantage that the sheets of matzoh are bigger, so there are fewer crevices for the syrup to leak between.




Great tip! will do that instead of crackers. Thanks!

dm321 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 4:04am
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Isn't that funny... such an odd thing, you wonder who was the first to try it, but tastes like heaven!!

It's like, who looked at a cow's udders and said, "Whatever comes out of there... I'm DRINKING it!" icon_lol.gif




Melvira - you CRACK me up! This is not the first time I've read something from you that made me litterally laugh out loud at my computer! I like ya!

~diem~

chefjulie Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 4:26am
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Okay, so WTH is fronache?!? I'm not as introspective as Melvira, I need someone to tell me!!

Please icon_smile.gif

fba322 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 4:38am
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From what I gather, Melvira answered her own question about what is fro-nache in one of her previous posts...she said her guess was frozen ganache....then she came back and said she was right. So, I'm assuming that it is frozen ganache....but idk!

Joyfull4444 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 4:40am
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Chapter Two: An Ancient Discovery
Daniel woke up the next morning. He was sharing his room with Teal'c. He checked in on Jack and Sam.

"Hey Jack," he said. "How's it going. After that purple cloud last night, I mean."

"Oh don't worry, Daniel. In spite of it there's nothing cruvas with me," replied Jack. "What?" he said as Daniel started to look worried.

"You just said there was nothing cruvas with you."

"I did not. Cruvas, that Ancient word that means wrong in the context of body?"

"Yeah."

"You know, now that I think about it I do have a bit a Fron-ache," said Jack thoughtfully.

"Fron-ache?"

Jack looked worried. "Please tell me I'm not speaking Ancient again," he said.

"Okay you're not speaking Ancient again. Now do you want the truth? You're speaking Ancient again."

"Okay, so there is something wrong with me."

"Wrong? Not cruvas?" said Daniel.

"I beg your pardon?"

"You actually used the word wrong in place of cruvas."

"The only difference is now I'm worried that I'm speaking Ancient and then, I was remembering the time I met the Asgard!" Jack whispered.

"Hey guys, check this out!" called Sam.

Jack and Daniel ran over. She was watching the news.

"Unfortunately, the purple cloud that was noted last night was a chemical with extremely mutagenic properties," said the lady on the screen. "Anyone exposed to this chemical had best see a physician as soon as possible."

Jack, Daniel, and Sam looked at each other, expressions of worry on their faces.

"Well, anybody up for coffee?" asked Sam, breaking the silence.

"Yeah," said Jack.

"Race you!" said Daniel running out.

Jack chased after him, yelling "Like your going to win!"

Daniel won the race. Or rather, he thought he had until he saw Sam already sitting down with a full tray.

"How'd you do that?" he asked. "Jack and I just got here and you're already making a start on your breakfast! How'd you do that?"

"I was wondering where you two slowpokes were," Sam teased, then cringed as she remembered she was talking to her superior.

"I ran all out!" declared Jack. I ran my fastest and you still beat me by minutes!"

"Ditto," said Daniel.

Jack focused for a minute. He babbled in a language that was anything but English.

"What?" asked Sam.

"He just said something about Oh no! I'm not going to repeat that!" said Daniel. "Jack that was very rude!"

"She beat us so bad, Daniel! Of course I'm going to insult her," he said in the Ancient language.

"Well my question is how did she beat us so bad? We both ran all out, yet she still beat us!"

"Well, I'm done," Sam said. She picked up her tray. In the blink of an eye she was putting it with the other used trays. Jack and Daniel were staring open mouthed.

"I think that answers that question," said Jack slowly, breaking the silence between them.

"Definitely," agreed Daniel.

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But.. I think fro-nache means something totally different here.. icon_biggrin.gif

all4cake Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:20am
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Joyfull4444, hi. You doing okay? (see any remnants of purple clouds?) It may be too early for me...you had me going, "huh?"

Melvira Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:09pm
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Aw thanks diem! I do enjoy making people laugh. I seem to be pretty good at it for the most part. icon_lol.gif

all4cake Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:14pm
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speaking of peanut butter in your crack, Melvira...has anyone tried putting peanut butter in their chocolate crack?

Melvira Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:41pm
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speaking of peanut butter in your crack, Melvira...has anyone tried putting peanut butter in their chocolate crack?




Bwahahahaha! Sorry... I just LOVE Sleep Talkin' Man. GOOD stuff. icon_lol.gif

I wonder if you could mix some peanut butter in with the chocolate... melt it in the microwave, then spread it on top instead of doing it the 'easy' way and letting them melt on top. It would make a teeny bit more effort, but SO worth it. Or, duh! Just mix PB chips with the choc chips, and sprinkle then spread. Back to super easy!! YAY!

raquel1 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 1:33pm
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The pb chips sound great, pooh! another trip to the market with child in tow. I'm tired of summer already, but looking forward to cake & cookie experimenting. I'm making this crack stuff today and trying a new icing/piping tip for making that ruffled look on the sides of the cake, DH is going fishing soo the "real time off" starts! icon_biggrin.gif

Joyfull4444 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 10:32pm
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Joyfull4444, hi. You doing okay? (see any remnants of purple clouds?) It may be too early for me...you had me going, "huh?"




No purple clouds today thank goodness! Fron-ache has gone away too. I'm happy to report theres nothing cruvas with me at all!! icon_razz.gif

Herekittykitty Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 10:53pm
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I make a version during Passover with matzohs instead of graham crackers/saltines. It has the advantage that the sheets of matzoh are bigger, so there are fewer crevices for the syrup to leak between.




AHHH, but crack seepage is the best! We actually 1.5 -2x the caramel to give it a nice thick coat and because of this the g. crackers bubble getting the caramel/toffee goo al the way around them. MMMMMM. I think I might defrost some tonght. Oh yes, you can freeze it. icon_razz.gif

raquel1 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:04pm
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You can freeze it!?! This gets better and better icon_surprised.gificon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:31pm
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AHHH, but crack seepage is the best!




Uh... why is that 100% something I would've said? Hehehe. I think that means you have PROBLEMS!

Herekittykitty Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:34pm
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Uh... why is that 100% something I would've said? Hehehe. I think that means you have PROBLEMS!





icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I think that is the nature of being from Iowa icon_rolleyes.gif

Oooh. That makes 50 posts. I can go home now (THAT means I have problems! icon_twisted.gif )

newmansmom2004 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:55pm
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"...peanut butter in your crack"
"...crack seepage"

Why is it that with descriptions like this I STILL want to make this stuff???!!!

redpanda Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:44am
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Oh yes, you can freeze it. icon_razz.gif




I don't know if you have the same problem I have when freezing, though...even though they are well sealed, the container seems to empty itself amazingly quickly. icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:08am
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"...peanut butter in your crack"
"...crack seepage"

Why is it that with descriptions like this I STILL want to make this stuff???!!!




Because you are just as sick and twisted as we are. And you have good taste. icon_lol.gif

Redpanda, I'd look into that issue... sounds like there is something wrong with your freezer. Yup. Definitely a 'hardware' issue.

catlharper Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:23am
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Naw...software issue...the softness of my husbands tummy getting ever softer! LOL! And, yup, they freeze really well (if there are any left to go into the freezer that is!)

Melvira Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:05pm
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Naw...software issue...the softness of my husbands tummy getting ever softer! LOL! And, yup, they freeze really well (if there are any left to go into the freezer that is!)




Oh no. That's a tough one. Time to buy those padlock lined ziplock bags. icon_lol.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:33pm
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"...peanut butter in your crack"
"...crack seepage"

Why is it that with descriptions like this I STILL want to make this stuff???!!!



Because you are just as sick and twisted as we are. And you have good taste. icon_lol.gif





Yep - I'll admit it. I have been called sick and twisted before. icon_razz.gif

Franluvsfrosting Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 5:21am
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We always called it Poor Man's Almond Roca. Haven't tried it with the graham crackers though! That sounds like it would be yummy!

Jaime3679 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 5:41am
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Isn't that funny... such an odd thing, you wonder who was the first to try it, but tastes like heaven!!

It's like, who looked at a cow's udders and said, "Whatever comes out of there... I'm DRINKING it!" icon_lol.gif





LOL! All of it sounds yummy! I can't wait to try some!

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