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Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I always tweak baking recipes to suit my tastes, usually by cutting sugar down and swapping in applesauce or pumpkin.
My favorite things to cook
Autumn dishes
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday dinners and desserts (and cookies!)
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
French Butter Cakes (Madeleines)
I tried a professional chef recipe and this works better! I used vanilla sugar for added flavor. These are best hot from the pan, but are still light after they cool.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2012
Grandma Johnson's Scones
Delicious! Just one problem, which I guess is just me, but I always have to bake them for about twice the time indicated to get the nicely browned. I like them with orange zest and dried cranberries. I've tried it as instructed and substituting yogurt and 1 tsp of baking soda for the sour cream. Tips: use frozen butter and grate it into the dry ingredients, mixing occasionally. Also, divide dough in half and flatten into a large puck the thickness suggested. Place into two greased/floured pie pans and cut like a pizza (without cutting all the way through the dough). Bake and break up into pieces. Both tips will help prevent over mixing, keeping the scones light.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2010
Biscotti Toscani
This is an extremely forgiving recipe! It's not very finicky about the amount of time spent kneading the dough. I used just almond extract, and brown sugar and lemon zest (I didn't have an orange). I topped it with a syrup of milk, brown sugar, almond extract, disorono and chocolate chips. I did cook and cool it for longer than suggested. Cheers!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2009

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