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Iheartbaking


Iheartbaking
 
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Living In: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, brownies, breads, rolls, coffee cakes. I love trying to make recipes for these types of things healthier and trying to make cholesterol-free desserts for my mother in law
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband's family is from Ecuador so I like trying to combine American and South American sweets. This year instead of regualr Christmas sugar cookies I make Christmas alfajores!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup
Yum! This was great. I added extra chicken stock and extra lentils, as well as extra spices plus some hot sauce and apple cider vinegar. Let it cook for awhile so a lot of the vegetables fell apart but did not puree as we like the stew-ness of it. Great flavor, filling, healthy, easy, and inexpensive = 5 stars!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2011
Microwave Pralines
Yum. Pralines are easy to make in the microwave but you have to watch your time. I zapped them for 3 minutes to start, stirred, then 3 minutes more. After that I took them out every minute and checked the temp with a candy therm until they reached 240 degrees, then added the vanilla and did the stirring (it did take 9 minutes of cook time for me). Three minutes of stirring was just about right. You want to stop stirring just when they start to look cloudy and start firming up a bit. Drop them on parchment as quick as you can, the remaining mixture will continue to harden as it sits, making it harder to scoop. If it seizes up on you or gets too hard, add a spoonful of very hot water and stir until it loosens up. I used an average sized cereal spoon to scoop and got about 2 dozen. Try dipping these in the "Hard Chocolate Glaze" once they are cool, it looks very fancy :)

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2010
Hard Chocolate Glaze
Great. I used 3 oz of chocolate (2 oz bakers semi sweet squares) and an ounce of dark chocolate chips and 2 tbsp butter. Worked wonderfully to dip 2 dozen pralines.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2010
 
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