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Living In: Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
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About this Cook
I am a newlywed behavioral therapist, who has been interested in cooking since the age of six. I 'almost' became a chef before deciding instead on a degree in English and Screen & Media Studies (for the record, fun but impractical). Now I bake food to sell at my husband's work, and immensely enjoy experimenting in my own kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Growing up, I only wanted to bake sweet things--preferably three layers and topped with chocolate! My mother cunningly turned this to her advantage by saying daily, 'You can cook dessert, but only if you make dinner...'. When I got engaged I became interested in healthy cooking, and have since gradually expanded my range to include whole grains and legumes, vegetarian dishes and so on.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Beth's Peach-Nectarine Muffins
Delicious, although I changed more of the recipe than I kept! I doubled it, for a start; used all nectarines, no peaches; swapped the vegetable oil for butter; used half yoghurt and half milk; added vanilla and cinnamon; used half brown sugar and half white; and put a proper streusel topping on top. The resulting muffins were delicious! I will make these again - we have nectarine trees in the vicinity. I did find the muffins tasted slightly of baking powder; I'll scant the last teaspoon next time.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2012
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I
Meh. Not a bad recipe by any means, but I found them too cocoa-ey. I'll keep using my double-chocolate cookie recipe which uses melted chocolate instead of cocoa.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2009
Lemon Posset
I loved the concept of this dessert, but the result was disappointing. It was far too rich for even my husband to eat (and the man can scarf down amazing quantities of chocolate mousse at one go). The posset also 'melted' very quickly once it left the fridge, and I felt like I was eating vaguely lemony cream. Sorry! Won't be making again.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2008

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