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Caroline Victoria

Caroline Victoria
Home Town: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Paris, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a University student studying English and History. I recently got married and bought a house with my husband. We're settling down with our little Golden Retriever, Gracie, and doing a lot of cooking and baking in our spare time!
My favorite things to cook
Cakes and loaves, muffins, scones, elaborate dinners and spreads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Kritoshti, a Romanian variation of the polish Perogi. It's more versatile and MUCH tastier :)
My cooking triumphs
My first successful fondue party at the age of 8 (one with oil for meat, the other with chocolate for fruit), the first year I cooked Christmas Dinner for two dozen family members when I was 15, and my complete dessert spread for a guest list of 50 at Christmas.
My cooking tragedies
In the same dessert spread as mentioned above: I made a double batch of petits fours over the course of two days; rolled fondant, two genoise cakes, and royal icing that I formed into 3D christmas trees on top of the cakes... it was painstaking. At the party, the people liked the trifle I whipped up in 20 minutes more than the tiny cakes, which I do admit were a little thickly iced. The good news is they're now rock-hard Christmas decorations at my mother's house.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
I made two batches of this for Christmas this year; the first batch didn't turn out so well, but I think the butter wasn't quite soft enough (the dough was really crumbly and didn't come together), the second batch was perfect. Both batches tasted fantastic; I made one batch with raspberry, strawberry and apricot jam (about 60 cookies), and the other batch I added rum extract and used butter-tart filling instead of jam. Great recipe, going in the recipe box and sure to become an annual favourite!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2008
Traditional Springerle
I was so daunted to make this... my fiance had made these beautiful wooden moulds so I could make these cookies for Christmas this year, and I was afraid to use them. I decided to make a preliminary batch this weekend, just to see if I could do it without embarassing myself. They turned out BEAUTIFULLY. They're almost too pretty to eat, but of course you must try them, and are they ever good!!! I love them with Chai tea. I'll be making another batch for the holidays, and will post pictures next time!

39 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2007
Rolled Fondant
I was very pleased with how this turned out. I used it to decorate my second batch of petit fours, and it looked fantastic. I was a little concerned with the first little cake I did, the fondant didn't seem to want to sit right on it. I had a little extra buttercream frosting left over from the filling, and used it to sort of bond the fondant to the cake. Extremely tasty, easy to make and use, will definitely use again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2007
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