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Lasse's Solskinn


Lasse's Solskinn
 
Home Town: Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Living In: Aurdal, Oppland, Norway
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I've lived in 3 continents - still got Africa, the Americas, the Arctic & Antarctica to go!! I'm originally from Malaysia, but life and my studies have taken me to Wales, Queensland in Australia and to Norway. I've finally settled here in Norway with my Norwegian husband and we're expecting our first little one this summer. I'm a qualified primary/elementary school teacher and look forward to beginning my career once I get my Norwegian down pat!
My favorite things to cook
Now that we're expecting our first child, I'm very interested in eventually making my own purees & baby food - when the time comes. I have always loved anything with cheese in it or on it! Slow-cooked food, Asian food, comfort food and meals to share with friends and family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
During holidays, special occasions and religious celebrations the kids (my sister, cousins and myself) would help prepare vegetables and mix ingredients whilst mums, aunties and my grandma would whip up feasts, which we all ate together with dads, uncles and male cousins - some of whom helped to cook. The food tasted so much better when cooking was a shared effort and eating was a shared experience. Hopefully I can do this with my own family one day.
My cooking triumphs
I turned a 'broken' moist chocolate cake (it literally broke into large chunks as I tried to remove it from the pan) into an indulgent dessert - I call it 'Chocolate Cake Tragedy' (STILL being reviewed by the allrecipes.com crew after almost 2 years!!)...hehe.
My cooking tragedies
See above - the broken chocolate cake. I probably forgot to grease and flour the cake tin before pouring in the cake batter. When I tried to turn out the cake, most of it fell out and broke into large chunks, whilst some was left stuck to the tin. Problem was, I'd promised my cousin I'd be bringing cake as dessert for her dinner party!!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Beth's Chocolate Chip Cookies
I made these for the first time last winter when a friend visited with his kids - they're real city kids with busy working parents and we live out in the 'countryside' here in Norway. I wanted to give them that country cabin feeling when they arrived and thought what's better than the smell of home-baked choc chip cookies wafting through the air...esp. to kids! Their eyes lit up when they were treated to these cookies and they were even more delighted when I packed some for their trip home. I enjoyed them more than the kids though...hehe...fantastic with a glass of cold milk. I can imagine making these with my daughter when she grows out of those nappies!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009
Carrot Cake III
Gorgeous!! No wonder it's the best-rated carrot cake recipe on this site. Ever since my first taste of carrot cake at an exclusive bakery I've tried to find a recipe that yields the same magic...and here it is! I've made this cake a few times now - even in a ring cake tin - and it impresses every time. Stick to the recipe 'as is'...you won't go wrong. Although I did have to bake mine a little longer with some aluminium foil on top (to prevent burning), but that's because my oven has seen better days and tends to be unreliable and heats unevenly. UPDATE: though I said it's a great recipe 'as is', I've tried it with toasted walnuts (skin blanched off) and nutmeg as suggested by many others (for me nutmeg is a must in a carrot cake) and the taste just gets better. Hmm...I drool just thinking of this cake. Makes me wanna open my own carrot cake shop!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009
Herbed Dumplings
My hubby n I just had these in chicken soup. Definitely will not make these again. I've made dumplings from my own recipe before and they came out lovely and just how I've had them in restaurants/other people's homes. Just thought I'd try someone else's recipe in case I've been doing it wrong all these years. Followed recipe to a tee but left the pot covered the entire cooking-time and reduced the salt as recommended in other reviews. Yet they ended up being the dumplings people have nightmares about - stodgy, gooey and mushed. Turned my yummy chicken broth into a thick, creamy gravy! There is no need for both baking powder and soda. In fact dumplings are ideally made with self-raising flour. The baking soda altered the taste of my soup and left a horrid taste in our mouths.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009
 
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