Jessi Profile - (10214128)

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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a native Californian that moved up to Seattle in February 2008. I'm a cancer survivor, "culturally" Jewish, and Taoist-in-progress. I'm an avid reader and spend most of my money between books and baking supplies. I've abandoned my plans to apply to the University of Washington as a history major. Instead, I will be entering Seattle Central Community College for their Specialty Desserts and Breads program! I'm so excited to turn my passion into my occupation!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I love to try new recipes. I adore making food that my friends and family ask for again and again. I'm always looking for something just slightly more challenging than the last thing I made... however, baking bread will always be my first love. There's just something about being up to my elbows in flour and dough that makes my heart swell. :-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both my parents are amazing cooks, and my mom always made a point of explaining to me what she was doing while she made dinner. I guess my favorite would be my dad's chili, though, because it's delicious and unique.
My cooking triumphs
I just recently made croissants for the first time... a few bugs to work out for the next time (such as butter catching on fire on the bottom of the oven...) but they turned out light, fluffy, and delicious! I was so excited!
My cooking tragedies
My mom has a wonderful recipe for a banana chocolate chip cake, and when I was in middle school I attempted it... and accidentally added twice the butter it called for. It was a bit greasy, to say the least.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Sourdough Rye
Really, really yummy! I followed the directions exactly, and used Sourdough Starter II on this site. I got a really nice crust by placing a pan on the bottom of the oven and filling it with boiling water to create steam... left it in for about 10 minutes, then dumped the water. Delicious crust and a soft, chewy bread. Thanks for the recipe!!

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2010
Rainbow Clown Cake
This was FUN. I made this into cupcakes for a friend's birthday, and they turned out wonderfully. They're delicious and just so much fun to make and look at! I didn't marble the colors, I kind of like them just stacked on top of each other. Thank you!!

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2010
Butter Cream Frosting II
So yummy! After adding 3 cups of confectioners' sugar I split the frosting into two different bowls, and added another cup of sugar to one and a cup of Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder to the other. I played around with the milk measurement, and probably added more than 1/4 cup. The vanilla frosting was yummy, but the chocolate was AMAZING. I used this to frost the Rainbow Clown Cake from this site.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2010
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