chossid Profile - (10162341)

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Home Town: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Living In: Simferopol, Crimea (Autonomous Republic), Ukraine
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Decorative Peanut Butter Bar Scotcheroos
Decorative Peanut Butter Bar Scotcheroos
About this Cook
I used to have much more time for cooking. Now that I am living in Crimea, I mainly prepare food for our synagogue, holidays, and special events. At one time I had a bakery in North Miami Beach.
My favorite things to cook
Breads and yummy desserts, though now I'm on South Beach for 1 1/2 years, so I haven't done much of that. I guess good vegetarian and other dishes that jive with South Beach.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Jewish. I have a Kosher South Beach blog at:
My cooking triumphs
Once I made a wedding cake for a vegetarian. The layers were something like pineapple-carrot and walnut, with cream cheese-buttercream frosting, and it came out terrific. My favorite dessert to make is Boccone dolci.
My cooking tragedies
Occasionally I'm so involved in my work I forget something till it burns!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars
I used xylitol in place of the brown sugar. Adding a spoonful of molasses would have made it more authentic. I added about 3-4 Tbsp sugarfree vanilla syrup in the crumble mixture. I also scattered fresh raspberries and about 1/3 cup chocolate chips over the jam before crumbling the topping over the jam. Sugarfree jam makes these bars perfect for a sugarfree diet! Taste is out of this world! Serving warm as dessert, with ice cream.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2014
Classic Waffles
I have always made my own waffles. The amount of baking powder seemed to much, but I was in a hurry and didn't bother to compare recipes. You can taste the baking powder strongly. Thankfully I always decrease salt, so that wasn't a problem, I needed to increase the sugar, vanilla, and flour to get a passable waffle. I will not make these again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2013
Chocolate Crinkles II
I made 1 1/2 times the recipe, added 1/2 cup cocoa (since some people said it wasn't as rich as they expected, and it was too sticky) and 1/4 cup sugar and another Tablespoon good quality vanilla sugar. I put the dough in the freezer for 1 1/2 hours. It worked out fine, as, as soon as you start rolling the cookies into balls and gently covering with powdered sugar, some of the sugar stays on your hands and prevents the next cookie from sticking. I used slightly heaping dessertspoons of the dough. They turned out great! (About 135 cookies -- not sure, cuz we were tasting!)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2013

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