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Cinnamon Pudding Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2007
I was searching through for another cinnamon recipe and this seemed to fit -the whole brown syrup thing sounded a little, well a lot fattening so I just skipped it and made the batter, it was really quite nice-it was more like bread than cake, you could even butter it plus it wasn't too sweet, the pieces I wanted a little extra sweetness too, I buttered and put a little bit of cinnamon/white sugar on top.
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Cinnamon Teacake

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2007
Very delish & easy. I put some tin fruit in the middle and cut back a bit on the butter. To clarify, I'm pretty sure that you put only the the butter, sugar and cinnamon in the pan to heat and then pour that mixture into the self raising flour.
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Apple Scones

Reviewed: Jun. 1, 2007
I tried to make scones once before and they ended up burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. So anyway I'm trying to give it another go this time kneeding it less. I swapped a couple of things...I added in raisans, took out the apple, used ghee instead of butter cause we were out and also used a tsp of cinnamon instead of 1/2 and also added in 1/2 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. I coated it with just milk and white sugar. I also didn't have any bi-carb soda so I used 3 tsp of baking powder. I really regret using the ghee as I don't think it's usually used in baking and gives a strong smell that I quite dislike when it's cooking-I have gotten a headache. I doubt anyone would sub it in instead of butter-but just a warning. DON'T! I'm still giving this recipe 4 stars just because I didn't follow it exactly and if I had butter I'm sure that there might have been a better result. It did brown nicely though although inside wouldnt very scone-like..you might need more flour. Oh and ghee is purified butter.
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Vegan Lemon Poppy Scones

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
I made a couple of changes-which changed it to non-vegan: I didn't add so much margarine and instead of white sugar I used equal parts of melted honey and raw sugar...I also added half a handful of sultanas and 1 tsp. of cinammon, 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and grounded cloves and instead of lemon and lemon zest I used freshly squeezed orange juice. It does taste quite delicious but it has an aftertaste from the baking powder and mine turned out more like a crumbly muffin. Anyway still yum and I've given 5 stars for alot less. I agree with the other members that if you want it to be a scone to cut the liquid down by quite a bit but thats mentioned in the recipe also.
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Ladyfinger Cheesecake

Reviewed: May 30, 2007
I really found it hard to find ladyfingers because they aren't so readily available here and I was looking around for about 2 hours before realising they werent in the supermarket I was in. I didn't use softened cream cheese so pretty much this recipe was a complete disaster. I could sort of taste how it might have been okay. But I'm giving it 4 stars cause I think would the proper ingredients it would have been okay. Plus mine didn't set? Is that cause I used the wrong cheese and didn't use ladyfingers (I did sub. in some type of soft biscuit which I crumbled)...
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Carrot Cake VI

Reviewed: May 26, 2007
If you check my profile out you'll realise I'm not the best cook so when absolutely everyone loved it inluding my parents, friends at school and me! I love the spice mix. I'm subsituting it again in a cookie mixture. Also I grated the carrot very very fine so the cake was extremely moist. I'm always rough with proportions so I was very happy with the end result even though I didn't follow it exact.
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Baked Yam and Potato Casserole

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
Really loved this recipe. I went to my friend's house for dinner and they found out I was vegetarian so they whipped up a special meal for me including a sweet potato dish with plain potato, spinach and cheese. It was yum, so ever since I've been trying to find a similar dish to make myself. This one was great, I made a few adjustments, omitting the bread crumbs and so...also I didn't cook it in the oven so it was slow cooked in a Bessemer dish (YUM!)-the vego stock and flour didn't work out great for me so I omitted it the second time, anyway despite all the small changes, there was not once this recipe was not wholly devoured by me!
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Garlic Butter

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2007
This was delish. I didn't actually know garlic butter was soo simple! I thought I would doomed to always buy garlic bread from the store but this was so simple to make! I just spread it on toast and like yummo. It's great to know I can sub in reduced fat, heart friendly magarine, great for the rents. Also, I omitted alot of the recipe and it turned out great anyway!
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Rich and Delicious Banana Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2007
Did not work out for me, only because of my cooking skills, certainly not the recipe. From all the batter I licked off the bowl it was yum! Also the stuff I burnt even tasted delish, so I can tell it would have been great if I cooked it properly. Will definetely be trying this one again in the future! (Even just to end up licking batter rather than eating it)
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Taiwanese Fried Tofu

Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2007
I'm not really experienced at cooking or at buying ingredients so I never ended up finding sesame oil or chinese black vinegar. What I did find is black bean sauce so I added that in. It took alot longer than 10 minutes for my tofu to brown, I was starting to get worried. But eventually it did, anyway the end result seemed way too salty. I don't know if its my beginner skills and me taking 'seasoning' too far or because I used 1/3 of dark soy sauce instead of normal stuff. Anyway (this may sound a little strange) when I lick the sauce it's nice, but then when I chew and shallow the tofu, it really is too salty for me. I think I shall make some rice tomorrow and hopefully the sauce will immerse into that and become weaker (less salty). Otherwise, the green onions and garlic smelt so yummy! Also the tofu when it started browning looked really yum too. I think my results was probably influenced more on my tastebuds and skills than the recipe. I may try this again in the future with a few adjustments (e.g. less salt and less soy sauce)
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