Debbie/Ocala, FL Profile - Allrecipes.com (10274814)

cook's profile

Debbie/Ocala, FL


Debbie/Ocala, FL
 
Home Town:
Living In:
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests:
Hobbies:
Recipe Box 1 recipe
  •    
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Photos
If only there was something delicious here to stare longingly at...
Make sure your Cook's Profile is loaded with gaze-worthy photos.
Start uploading photos now!
About this Cook
Craving more information about this cook?
Make sure visitors to your profile aren't going away hungry.
Share a little about yourself now!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Fresh Peach Cobbler I
This recipe is identical to the one in my Betty Crocker cookbook from the '70's. I have used this trusty recipe for several decades and have made only slight modifications over the years. Sometimes I'm in the mood for more fruit, sometimes more dough. Whether you add more of one or the other is the cooks preference. I substitute a tablespoon or so for part of the shortening to add to the taste. AND I definitely cut back on the salt. Everything in that BC cookbook from the 70's called for more salt than what we care for now. You still need some or the dough will taste flat. I also sometimes add a little cinnamon to the peaches. I'm careful not to over bake the cobbler as we prefer a slightly doughier biscuit.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2011
Egg-Yolk Sponge Cake
I'm really sorry to leave a negative review but everything about this recipe fails. I went against my better judgement in following a recipe that calls for adding boiling water to beaten egg yolks, which "cooked" them and killed the leavening agent before it even went into the oven. I followed the recipe exactly (I understand the importance of careful beating and folding.) However, the cake didn't rise, was beyond spongy (rubbery) had so-so flavor (could have benefited from vanilla or almond in addition to the orange zest and lemon extract.) and was over baked at 60 minutes. I come from a long line of bakers and will stick with the trusted sponge cake recipes handed down from my grandmothers in the future, none of which is any more difficult than this. I'm annoyed with myself for wasting all the ingredients on this one. My husband took one bite and said it wasn't worth eating. I ate a small piece and saved a slice for my mom (a professional baker) who guessed just what was wrong without my telling her about the recipe instructions. We both agree this is an inferior sponge cake. The biggest problem is the boiling water dumped into the egg yolks and leavening.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2011
 
ADVERTISEMENT

In Season

It’s Ghouls’ Night Out
It’s Ghouls’ Night Out

Get cute n’ creepy recipes to feed all your little monsters.

Allrecipes Cooking School
Allrecipes Cooking School

It’s everything you need to cook your best. Learn more about Allrecipes Cooking School.

Football Food for the Win
Football Food for the Win

All the game-day eats you need to crush the tailgate competition.

 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States