LAURASC Profile - (1032987)

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Home Town: São Paulo, Brazil
Living In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm happily married and a mom to two teens.
My favorite things to cook
Sweets!! :o) I love baking, cake decorating, making candies and chocolates.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking...shortbread cookies, my fruit braid, pannettone, egg nog fudge, etc.
My cooking triumphs
The very first time I made a roast chicken. Hubby and I had just started dating and I had just moved into my own place. I barely knew how to boil water let alone successfully roast a chicken! I ended up making what I called "Telephone chicken." I called my friend on the phone and got instructins every step of the way. Hubby was proud of me. Another was the year I successfully made chocolate covered brandied cherries for my FIL. Took a lot of trial and error...kept bleeding brandied cherry juice through the chocolate. But they were *powerful* and decadent. FIL loved them.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a newlywed and decided to make some sort of veal casserole that needed to marinate for 12 hours and long, slow baking. It not only tasted absolutely abysmal but it stunk even worse. I couldn't get the smell out of my house for days!
Recipe Reviews 73 reviews
Potato Chips
The danger with these guilt - free chips is that it's almost impossible to resist the cooling chipd while the rest are being cooked. Yum.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2015
Extreme Chocolate Cake
Oh this cake is good. I used coffee instead of water and made 20 enormous cupcakes. I baked it for about 30 minutes. My big mistake was adding chocolate chips to the batter. The chips sunk to the bottom. Don't bother with them. Otherwise, excellent and extremely moist cake. A keeper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2015
Una's Cheddar Beer Bread (bread machine dough cycle)
This is a really good bread recipe. I didn't use a bread machine but my stand mixer with dough hooks. My biggest complaint was that it was a little too spicy for my taste. Next time I will omit the cayenne but that's the only thing I will change. Thanks for the recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2015
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