Luey Profile - (10590414)

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Home Town: Maplewood, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Dessert
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About this Cook
I'm an archaeology student currently in grad school, and I bake and cook for my fiance in order to relax (and procrastinate). My mom is a great baker and taught me all about baking when I was small, so that's really my forte. I'm just now expanding my skills to include actual meals.
My favorite things to cook
I make fresh bread every week - so much cheaper and tastier than storebought. I consider pies (with homemade crust, of course) to be my speciality. I love to make anything that makes people happy and satiated.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every friday was baking day for my mom. There are special treats I associate with every holiday - cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, Easter bread, and pound cake with hot fudge sauce on my birthday. My future mom-in-law is an amazing cook who produces traditional Italian and Slovak food from scratch by the barrelfull. And she's teaching me her secrets! I hope to give my family as much homemade love as they did.
My cooking triumphs
I am particularly proud of the flan I made for Christmas Eve (using a recipe from this site, of course). My fiance also raves about my naan bread. Most of my cooking triumphs originate with recipes from allrecipes.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make bread, I not only undercooked the bread, so it was still doughy inside when I cut into it (note: at that point there is no point in trying to bake it further, just throw it away, trust me), I also gave myself two two-degree burns on my arms when the oven door shut on them.
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Hot Water Pie Crust I
Fantastic! I hate making pie crust, and this one was so easy and came out so well. I split the dough into two equal balls, flattened each into a disc, and let them rest in the fridge for 1/2 hr. Definately roll out between wax paper.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2009
South African Malvapoeding (Marshmallow Pudding)
The taste of this dessert was top-notch, but the actual baking process was strange. Is the milk supposed to curdle, both in the batter and in the topping? If not, how do you prevent this?

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2008
Baked Whole Cauliflower
I think cauliflower generally tastes like nothing at all, and this was the most tolerable cauliflower I've ever eaten. That is a miracle unto itself. I didn't have breadcrumbs, and substituted cornmeal with some Italian seasoning.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2008

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