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Home Town: Minnesota, USA
Living In: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
Now in my 60's, I enjoy being an old fashioned Grandmother who bakes.
My favorite things to cook
Bread baking! Whole grain breads, sourdough breads, baguettes, and, of course, pizza! I am always happy to share some "starter" and help a fledgling bread baker gain confidence.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday baking and meal preparation together is wonderful. All three of my adult children are great cooks and we love making our traditional favorites or trying something new. Our outdoor wood-fired oven is used 2-3 times a week producing great breads, pizza and calzone.
My cooking triumphs
Any holiday meal in which the timing works well and all dishes are on the table at serving time is triumph enough!
My cooking tragedies
My early bread baking efforts produced a number of "door stops." Most bread "mistakes" are edible, even if it is just in the form of homemade croutons or bread crumbs. Occasionally, the wild birds get a treat! Don't worry.....learn from the mistake and try again!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Braided Easter Egg Bread
Adding the yeast to a saucepan and heating it with the milk, butter and a cup of flour is bad advice for beginner bread bakers. The chance of killing the yeast is much too great. Don't really know what is accomplished by that first step. You could do the same thing by gently heating the milk in the microwave to 110 degrees or less, and proceeding with the dough making process. Scalding pasteurized milk is not always helpful or necessary. Depending on your oven, this bread should be baked to 200 degree internal temperature in 40 to 45 minutes. A digital thermometer is an excellent tool for the home baker to have.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2014
Old-Fashioned Pancakes
This is a quick and easy recipe for good homemade pancakes. A quick read of the ingredients list on a box of pancake mix would convince most anyone that making your own is well worth the effort.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2014
Chef John's Corned Beef and Cabbage

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2014
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