Below are some favorite recipes that appeared in the original memory book, Israel '84:
Mark Lybbert's Brownies--Kind of . . .
June 1984
Melt together in microwave or on stove: 2 cubes margarine
3/4 cup cocoa
Then add: shy 2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 tsp vanilla
After all of that is in, stir with a spoon 'till it's all the same color.  If that color is anything but dark brown, you're in trouble.  Get the lumps out, but don't overstir because that's how you ruin good brownies.
Now you are ready to put the dough in a baking pan.  And then you can add chopped nuts to one end of the pan (only one end because surely someone won't like walnuts).
Put in preheated oven at 350 degrees.  Bake between 25 and 30 minutes, and don't forget to stick a toothpick in the middle before calling it quits to be sure they're not doughy.
*The best pan for baking brownies is an "EVERWEAR."  See your local dealer or marry myself or my sister and inherit your very own . . .
Big A's Sensational "No-Bakes" (Debbie Reynolds)
Ingredients: 2 cubes butter
1/4-1/2 cup cocoa
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
pinch salt
3-4 cups oats
1 tsp vanilla
optional: 1 cup peanut butter/peanut butter chips
3/4 cup nuts/coconut
Before beginning the actual cooking process, clean equipment must be procured (scrounged for).  Arnold finds a sauce pan, measuring utensils (optional), and a stirring spoon.  He then cleans all these with his fingers.
Into sauce pan:  melt butter; add in sugar, cocoa, and milk.  Cook over medium heat, bringing mixture to a boil.  Boil only for 3 minutes.  This is definitely the most crucial point of the "no-bake" process, and so, to ensure accuracy, Arnold tastes and profoundly surmises that it's hot.
Add oats gradually, stirring continually until all ingredients are well- blended.  Pour in vanilla and optional ingredients.  Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.  Every other spoonful must miss the paper and land mysteriously in your mouth.  Allow cookies to cool and harden--or simply lose control and scrape them off with a spoon.
*Arnold may not cook like Julia Child, but he's got sexier legs.  I know.
Last update: 14 Mar 2007
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