My name is Jackie and I am probably one of the youngest chefs on the site; only 14. I'm a bit odd in that although I love to bake desserts, I rarely like to eat any sweets. I don't like the taste of sugary or oily foods, which makes me a rather picky eater. I never eat candy or junk food. I do, however, love almost all fruits and vegetables.
My favorite things to cook
My three favorite foods to make are cookies, bars, and muffins. I'm also interested in vegetarian and vegan cooking.
My cooking triumphs
I made a wonderful pound cake with a maple walnut glaze for a girl scout meeting. It looked beautiful with chopped walnuts sprinkled over the top and glaze dripping down the sides. My friends all loved it and told me it was fantastic. My troop leader, who doesn't like maple or walnuts even enjoyed it. It went faster than the s'mores!
My cooking tragedies
I had a horrible time making fortune cookie. The batter was impossible to roll out thin enough, the cookies impossible to fold with tearing, and to top it all off I burnt them a bit! I only made 6 of the cookies into actual fortune cookies. After over an hour and a half of folding, tearing, and starting over, I simply made the rest of the dough into little patties and baked them.
I was told they still tasted good however, and they disappeared quickly between my mother and two sisters.