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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, March 23, 1988 Page 9 Food Tasty Treats Make Brownies More Tempting Not many people can resist the temptation of a warm, moist brownie fresh from the oven with an ice-cold glass of milk to wash it down. Making it even more difficult are specialty brownies baked with M&Ms that add color and crunch to an already appetizing dessert. Peanutty Brownie Wedges are cut and served from a brownie "pie," and Coconut-Topped Brownies are a doubly sweet treat with coconut and M&Ms to make it twice as tasty. For a dessert or snack that is certain to be a hit, whip up a batch of these specialty brownies that add new twists to a traditional flavor. Coconut-Topped Brownies •1 package brownie mix • ingredients per brownie pkg directions •1 1 /4 cups plain M&Ms •1 cup flaked coconut •Vz cup brown sugar • 1 /2 cup melted butter or margarine •Prepare brownie mix according to package directions; stir in 3/4 cup M&Ms. Spread batter into greased 13x9-inch bakingpan. Bake at 350-degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. •Meanwhile, combine coconut, sugar, butter and remaining M&Ms. Gently spread this mixture over the brownies. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned. Remove to wire rack to cool. Makes one pan of brownies. •11/4 cups brown sugar •1/2 teaspoon vanilla •1 egg •1 cup flour •1 teaspoon baking powder •1/4 teaspoon salt •11/4 cups peanut M&Ms •Beat butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixed with baking powder and salt, mixing well. Stir in 1 cup M&Ms. Spread into well-greased, 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350-degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining M&Ms; pressing in slightly. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until center is set. Remove to wire rack to cool. Cut into wedges to serve. Makes one batch of brownies. DISCOUNT COUPON VALASSIS BLACK AND WHITE H',H»H. f.T 06897 M 9 Ms, peanut butter, and coconut flakes make brownies more delectable. •1/2 •1/2 Peanutty Brownie Wedges cup softened butter or margarine cup peanut butter TRY Homemade Brand Ice Creams 12 DELICIOUS FLAVORS Doctors Unsure Of 'Killer' Cholesterol Cholesterol kills. Studies have confirmed this fact over and over again. Yet shockingly, 35 percent of all doctors don't believe that cholesterol is any big deal, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), says Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Many physicians are unfamiliar with the new guidelines for treating high cholesterol. The new AHA recommendations can help minimize the risk of heart attack and stroke. Unlike previous guidelines, the new rules are very simple and there is only one number to remember: the cholesterol level. For less than $10, a doctor can measure the total amount of cholesterol in the blood. The test is quick and painless; and no fasting is required before this basic measurement is taken. Results take about a week. Most results fall between 150 and 300. The figure represents milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood. If the number is below 200, the risk of heart disease is low. This is especially true for people who don't smoke, aren't overweight and don't have a family history of heart attacks before age 55. Within five years, another cholesterol check is recommended. A number falling between 200 and 239 is more serious. Eat less fat, especially fat from meat and palm or coconut oil and cut back on high-cholesterol foods such as eggs, liver and bacon. Some people in this range need a second type of test to measure the amount of "good" and "bad" cholesterol in their blood. People qualify for this second test if they have any two of the ( following risk factors; male sex; family history of heart disease or vein disease; currently smoke; high blood pressure: very low blood levels of so-called "good" cholesterol; diabetes; or 30 percent or more overweight. Any number at or above 240 qualifies a person for the good- bad cholesterol test described above, regardless of other risk factors. High-risk people must limit their intake of fat and cholesterol and must eat more fresh vegetables and whole grains. In severe cases a very low-fat diet may be necessary with monitoring every one to three months. Registered dietitians develop appetizing low-fat foods for higher risk patients. Generally, people see results from a new diet within six months. For a few people, diet alone may not be enough to get their cholesterol number down to a safe level. They may need to try cholesterol-lowering drugs. The new cholesterol guidelines are intended only for adults over age 20. For children under age 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against restricting fat and cholesterol. Between ages 2 and 20, a healthful diet includes a variety of foods, with the emphasis on vegetables and no more than 6 ounces a day of meat, fish or poultry. MANUFACTURER COUPON EXPIRES: JUNE 30,1988 SAVE 40° ON ONE HALF GALLON OR TWO PINTS OF HOMEMADE BRAND ICE CREAM TX 88')88 0096 On. . I 7b31D 1D1DD1 I Peanut Butter Makes Creamier Crumb Cake Peanut butter makes this old-fashioned crumb cake richer and moister. It's best served warm, but can be heated as a leftover wedge in the microwave oven on 100-percent power (high) for about 15 seconds. Peanut Crumb Coffee Cake •1 cup all-purpose flour •% cup packed brown sugar » 1 /2 cup flaked coconut •1 teaspoon baking powder •Vi teaspoon baking soda •'/2 cup peanut butter •2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened • 1 /2 cup milk •1 egg •In large mixer bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, coconut, baking powder and soda. Add peanut butter and softened margarine. Beat on low speed of electric mixer just until crumbly; set aside Vz cup of mixture. To remaining mixture add milk and egg; beat 3 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into greased and lightly floured 9- by 1'/2-inch round baking pan. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top. Bake in 350- degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm. Makes 6 servings. •Nutrition information per serving: 393 cal., 10 g pro., 50 g carbo., 18 g fat, 47 mg chol., 273 mg sodium. U.S. RDA: 16 percent protein, 12 percent thiamine, 10 percent riboflavin, 20 percent niacin, 14 percent iron, 15 percent phosphorus. Peanut butter coffee cake is best when served warm out of the oven. Bread Baking Is Inexact Art NEW YORK (AP) - Bernard Clayton takes a relaxed attitude toward homemade bread- making. "Unlike pastry, baking bread is an inexact art," he said in an interview here. "It doesn't really matter that much if you use two teaspoons of something instead f one tablespoon." "I seldom scrape a knife across a cup of flour to make it exactly one cup. I eyeball it, which saves time and gives me the feeling that I am the one who's in control. I know that it will all balance out in the end and become a great loaf of bread," he said. Clayton says there is no step in the bread-making process that cannot, in some way, be delayed or moved ahead just a bit to make it more convenient to fit into a busy schedule. For the past 15 years, Clayton has demonstrated that bread- making is not difficult. His "The Complete Book of Breads," first published by Simon and Schuster in 1973, has been called a modern classic. Nov.' Clayton, who resides in Bloomington, Ind., has a new, :;,". !>;;go cookbook, "Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads" (Simon and Schuster). It is a reflection of these recent trends: food processors, mixers and fast-acting yeasts. "All of my recipes, both old and new, have been taken apart, tested and tasted in my kitchen. All, but the older recipes in particular, have been revised to embrace the new developments in the field of home baking," he says. The new cookbook includes 200 recipes from the original book plus 100 new ones. These recipes range from oat, sourdough and cheese breads to herb and fruit breads. Clayton gives instructions for a mixer or a food processor. Each recipe takes into account the shorter time needed for fast-acting yeasts. "I was late accepting the processor as a viable machine because I believed that only a long period of kneading would make a good loaf of bread," Clayton said."I was wrong. You can make a loaf of bread using a mixer or a food processor." However, Clayton says many of the batter breads in his book are done in a bowl by hand "because it is hardly worth the bother of cleaning the blades and hooks and odd-shaped bowls of the machines. I like the bowl- hand method because mixing the batters is so easily done and washing up after is minimal." Clayton is a big fan of the new fast-acting yeasts. "They work great, and to my palate, there is no difference in taste or loss in quality." Another new element to bread-making: the availability of bread flours. "When I wrote my first cookbook," Clayton said, "bread flour, now found on almost every supermarket's shelves, was difficult, if not impossible to obtain, and I had to drive 100 miles to buy a supply at a commercial mill. Now, bread flour is available practically everywhere." Clayton says another reason for updating his cookbook was to incorporate the wealth of new information he has gathered over the past years, including recipes and suggestions from readers. He has received bags of flour, packets of yeast, slices of bread, favorite recipes, new equipment, and so on. The new cookbook provides an extensive collection of bread recipes that is guaranteed to excite both the novice and the experienced baker. Included are sections on storing and freezing breads, a recipe for baker's clay, a list of what things can go wrong and how to right them, and a special recipe for dog biscuits that Clayton says humans "with great teeth" can eat. Looking For Something Special? Find it in the Classified Section PETROV VODKA 80 Prool 1.75 LITER •BUDWEISER •BUD LIGHT OLD MILWAUKEE REGULAR or LIGHT Case of 24, 12-02. Cans KELLER GEISTER ANDRE - COLD DUCK PINK or EXTRA DRY 750 ML EACH TAYLOR CELLARS Bins*. 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