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Buttermilk Barley Bread  Creamy Homemade Ricotta   

Any food52 member is welcome to help us test our Editors' Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm.

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Editors' Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Editors' Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Editors' Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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over 3 years ago sarah k.

Curses! I'm always too late!

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over 3 years ago ShootsAndRoots

Wow! I am so honored to be picked! Hope you like my cookies.

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

you guys, I think this is my favorite batch of ep's EVER! Thanks for nominating my scones!

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

What made this batch extra special was the personal stories connected to each recipe..Thanks so much for the EP nomination, this was a fab 'birthday' surprise for Panfusine, the FB foodie blog which turned 1 yesterday.

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

I'll take the Vaffler, if it is still available. Sounds really yummy!

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over 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

All yours!

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Oh, thanks for taking my orphan vaffler, cookinginvictoria! I really hope you like them. :) And, if you wind up having to use a regular waffle iron instead of a heart waffler, I'd be quite interested to hear how they turn out.

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

I'm really looking forward to making this, fiveandspice. I think this will be part of our family's Mother's Day breakfast. However, I do not have a heart-shaped waffler. :( I will try it in our regular Belgian waffle maker. I also have a Pizzelle iron, and I was thinking of using that too, for a few vaffles just to see if it would work. Let me know if you have any further thoughts. Thanks!

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

I truly don't know how they'll turn out in a Belgian waffle maker, since I've never tried. A heart waffler makes somewhat thinner waffles, with less deep indentations. But, it's a good batter with good flavor, so hopefully it will work out. It would definitely be interesting to try it with the pizzelle iron too, they might turn out a bit like the Norwegian cookie called krumkake. Happy mother's day celebration to you!!!

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Hi fiveandspice, just wanted to let you know how much my family enjoyed the Vafflers! I did use the Belgian waffle iron, and they turned out great. They had a nice height and were absolutely delicious. (If your recipe doesn't get chosen as an EP, I will post my full report as a comment underneath your original recipe.) Oh, and I did briefly try the pizzelle iron, but I must confess that that was a failed experiment. The Vafflers did not crisp up at all. I guess it is safe to say that the Vaffler batter is not a cookie batter! Anyway, thanks again for a delicious recipe.

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

I'm so happy you and your family liked them! Thank you very much for letting me know. And, I'm glad to know they work in a Belgian waffle iron. And, though waffle batter doesn't work as cookie batter - I suppose we should have suspected as much from the start - let me know if you ever want the recipe for the Norwegian version of pizelles (a much thicker batter than the waffle batter) - they're tasty too! :)

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

Anything left?

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over 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Just the Vaffler!

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Are drbab's Magical, Marvelous, Memorable Cookies still up for grabs? I would love to make them. I already have pretzels in the cupboard -- one of my six year old daughter's favorite foods!

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Meant to say too that this is a really marvelous batch of EP candidates. There are so many recipes here that I am planning to try. Thank you again so much for the finalist nod. I feel so ecstatic -- I have to keep pinching myself!

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over 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Sorry, aargersi snagged them just before you! If you do make them, please add your notes in the recipe's comments section. The only recipe still up for grabs is Vaffler - Norwegian Heart Waffles (which could probably be made in any kind of waffle maker, heart-shaped or otherwise).

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

I'd love to make the Vaffler, if it is still unclaimed. Thanks!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Magical Cookies!!!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Have fun, Abbie! I can't wait to see what variations you come up with!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I am making them right now! New neighbors moving in across the street so I thought fresh cookies would be a nice welcome! ps I ate some of the dough. That part of of the directions is completely unreasonable :-)

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over 3 years ago AppleAnnie

Sinfully Divine 'Lehiyam' truffles--please (hope they are still available)
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over 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks for volunteering to try this AppleAnnie!

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over 3 years ago Pat in SoCal

Can I try Buttermilk Barley Bread?

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over 3 years ago Pat in SoCal

Sorry...missed that this is not one of the choices to try

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

Smoked tea caramels please! I just bought some smoked alder salt and these sound intriguing.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks for choosing my caramels, Burnt! I suspected they'd be an "orphan," and now I know they are in good hands!

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

Well, you took the Soy Saucy chicken I had my eye on, so it was the least I could do! ;-) I got the smoked alder salt when I met Amanda last weekend at the new Whole Foods in Rockville. Got some other salts too. Amazing store!

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

Sweet potato empanada for me please...

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

never mind... fiveandspice beat me to it... (note to self: Never step out on a thursday afternoon before calling dibs for an editors pick!)

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over 3 years ago sticksnscones

If it's not spoken for I would love to test the 21 Years of Carrot Cake!

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over 3 years ago Happyolks

I'm flattered! If gluten free isn't your gig, this recipe can be easily made with half whole wheat and half bakers flour. I hope you enjoy!

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over 3 years ago inthebow

I'd love to take on the All Day Duck Gumbo! Sounds great!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh I hope you like it! It's a peoject for sure - but a fun one ....

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over 3 years ago Jessie G

I'll take the GIANT chewy chocolate chip cookies please!

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over 3 years ago Jeffle

Faulknerian Family Ragu - I did something similar to this on http://www.caloriefactory...

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over 3 years ago monkeymom

Alfajores de Maizena please!

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over 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

I'll test the Spinach Gnocchi, please!

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over 3 years ago WeLikeToCook

Rats! You beat me to it.

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over 3 years ago vrunka

I'd love to make the challah.

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over 3 years ago Bonnie Rae

Ohhhh, I love mussels! I'll take "YaYa's Mussels with Fresh Fennel, Sausage, and Tomatoes". Yum!

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Unread Biscuit, please! Thanks. Congrats to all the EPs/EP candidates! We'll all be eating well this weekend!

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Sorry, auto-correct issues... Uneeda Biscuit, please!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Actually, I kinda like Unread Biscuits ....