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Rivka


Rivka
 
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Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I started learning to cook as a small child, with my mother teaching me standard classics, how to roast a chicken, make pastry, bake bread and cookies etc. These days I am a little more adventurous, and love to try out new things on friends and family. As an accountant with a full-time career, I also love my slow cooker.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy baking, having grown up in Canada, and like to make pies and desserts. I also like making traditional Jewish recipes like knishes, and chicken soup with matzo balls. Also, living in Australia, I like to experiment with meal-sized salads for the summer months, and often rely on mediterranean flavours to inspire me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mum and grandmother are both fabulous cooks, and I have very fond memories of cooking with both of them from a young age. We still get together at times and make large batches of family favourites, such as perogies or tarts.
My cooking triumphs
Probably the first time I succesfully made roast venison with a chocolate and red wine reduction. Also having stumbled across a fantastic recipe for kneidlach that put an end to heavy bland tasting matzo balls.
My cooking tragedies
Generally, I don't have too many disasters these days but I have long-term issues with doughnuts! Maybe it is the lack of experience with deep frying, but they always end up sticky and doughy. I have moved on...and buy my doughnuts now...
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
Soooo good, so easy! The recipe seems like it has too much brown sugar mix, but in the finished product it was great (my sister said they were better than my Mum's - ooops)! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2008
Challah in a Hurry
This challah tasted of flour and nothing else. I made it according to directions and it was heavy and dull. Next Shabbos I will be organized and make it properly!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2007
Creamy Rice Pudding
This is so incredibly good! We had only ever had traditional baked rice puddings before, and had terrible rice pudding memories, but this was fantastic and a new favourite breakfast food! I used evaporated milk only, but will mix with skim next time, as it was very rich. Thanks

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2007
 
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