Saturday, February 27, 2010

Recipe Cards with AiFactory

I love recipe cards, recipe books, recipe holders....I could go on and on. One of my passions is to be just like Martha Stewart. I also hope some day to be part of her studio audience :)

This week at AiFactory Challenge Blog, the DT is showing off the very pretty and colorful recipe cards. We didn't have to do anything fancy, just share a recipe. First, let me show off the super cute cards that are super easy: just print and cut!
Here is my recipe along with a little tutorial for you all should you decide to give these a try. Oh, and my recipe has been changed through many years of baking these and are made for high altitude. So if you are not high altitude, I suggest you lessen the flour amount by 1/4 cup.

Recipe:

1 1/4 cup lard
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 cup wine, water OR juice
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp anise
1 1/2 tsp baking powder


Mix everything together. It doesn't matter what order you add ingredients, but if you warm the lard (highly suggested), make sure you don't pour it directly over the eggs. You don't want to cook them and have little pieces of cooked yolk in your masa(dough).
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I usually roll the masa to approximately 1/4", cut shapes, place on baking sheet, and shake a mixture of sugar and cinnamon on top. Don't be shy with the sugar mixture!

Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned (approximately 30 minutes) - don't overcook. The bottoms of the cookies should be light in color.

Also, don't forget what great and economical gifts cookie cutters make! Simply attach a recipe card with your favorite recipe along with a "sample" and voila!

I hope you enjoyed todays baking lesson! Don't forget to show some love to the rest of the AiFactory DT and join us in this weeks challenge.

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