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Ivy


Ivy
 
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Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Painting/Drawing
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Thai Green Curry Chicken
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
About this Cook
I am 28 and in a unexpectedly stable relationship of 8 years now. My love for cooking started when I first encountered mandatory cooking classes in early childhood education. From then on I have collected cooking utensils, recipes and general knowledge of cooking that are not of my Chinese background and traditions. I have chosen specifically to not be formally trained in cooking, as this is a passion that provides me with the feelings of relaxation and accomplishment on a daily bases and I don't want to jeopardize the incoming flow of these good feelings by placing the skills into a situation where I would be judged by it everyday.
My favorite things to cook
I love to eat almost anything, so I love to cook everything also. My favorite things to cook the things that are the favorites of the people eating it at the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Chinese New Years we would cook up a feast of ten or more dishes each symbolic of the thing we hope for the new year.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking really healthy and tasty meals while on our trip around the world in communal budget hostels where most things had to be improvised and having all our fellow backpackers jealous of our meals while they chomp down on 2min noodles or frozen pizzas.
My cooking tragedies
There isn't one particular tragedy but one circumstance which leads to cooking tragedies. It's when I am already frazzled, tired and haven't got an idea for a meal but wanting something good to eat. I would try and whip something up, it usually ends up in disaster even when it's a simple dish. As if the emotion I was experiencing at the time has transfered into the food itself.
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
Rosemary Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
I've been following Chef John on Youtube for years, everything I've made has turned out pretty awesome. This recipe is no exception. Yum Yum. One thing I will say is I only got 24 small rolls, any smaller might have been a little ridiculous. I made the rolls to act as burger buns and my burger became tiny sliders.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2013
Dark Chocolate Cake I
It was indeed dark and pretty easy to make. It made a lot of cake and I couldn't be bothered frosting, so I just dusted some powdered sugar on top. I was good, but I think it need frosting to be 5 star.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2013
Unbelievable Rolls
Half way through making this recipe I decided to read some reviews on it, because it has a couple of unconventional ways of making bread. So I wanted to see what other people had to say about it. I got a little worried, but my batch did come out fluffy and rich and delicious. If I was just judging on flavour and texture this recipe would get a 5, but because the instructions were not very detailed, I found myself doing a bit of guess work. 1. The yeast wasn't proofed before adding to the dry ingredients, so if your yeast happens to not work for what ever reason, the whole batch would be ruined. 2. The water and milk heated on the stove doesn't mention how hot. I guessed lukewarm because every other yeast recipe uses lukewarm liquid to activate the yeast, too hot would kill the yeast. I also tempered beaten eggs with the warm milk because I wanted to avoid scrambling. 3. The dough turned out to be more of a batter, I added 1c extra of flour just to get it to look like a very sticky dough, definitely to wet to knead by hand, so I mixed it in a stand mixer for about 3-5min, just until it looked like it was fully incorporated. If I was to make this recipe again, I think I would tweak it to the point where its a whole new recipe. All in all it produced very tasty rolls.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2013
 
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