MissLadle Profile - Allrecipes.com (10911318)

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Living In: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a university student from rural Scotland, and I enjoy riding my horse, taking my dog for long walks, playing my piano and singing along and experimenting with recipes. If I find a recipe I think has something needing improving, I don't hesitate to improve it! I do that A LOT with the ones I brought home from school! I'm currently studying Ecology, and not really behaving like a student. Tea and homemade scones, anyone?
My favorite things to cook
My all time favorite recipe is chocolate brownies. I found a recipee for them in a child's cook-book when I was a small child and perfected it off-by-heart before I was 10! At the moment I'm going through a phase of Chinese style fried chicken dishes. I will add the best of them when I get time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My granny has always made clootie dumplings for birthdays in the family, and they have become the bit we all look forwards to most! She has taught me from the recipe she learned from her auntie as a child, and now I can make them ALMOST as well as her!
My cooking triumphs
My chocolate brownies have only once been topped (I didn't manage to try the offending brownies - I heard a friend's friend's mum who lived on the isle of Sky made an unbeatable brownie, coming from a friend who I don't think has tried mine...) and my chicken in a honey and orange sauce is gaining a reputation in my family. And I made a mean Christmas dinner aged 13!
My cooking tragedies
I recently tried to make transparent puddings. A disaster! The butter and sugar weren't creamed as well as I thought they were and so separated whilst cooking. And I used raspberry jam because we didn't have apricot. I ended up with purple lumps of sweetened egg floating in butter. But they still tasted good!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
MMMMM... Brownies
I just used this as I'd misplaced my own old recipe, so I didn't know what to expect. AMAZING. Is pretty much all I can say. I forgot to adjust the oven temperature for the fan oven so it was still gooey inside when the outside was almost back, but it was still fantastic! I don't think I need to keep looking for a recipe any more...

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 4, 2011
Shrimp and Peanut Butter Noodles
Your college staple has become mine ;) It's still okay using other types of oil eg olive, but sesame is the best. My boyfriend loves it too (but I've been more careful with my shrimps after he got freaked out finding one with legs on it, but I think it just goes to show how good it was that he kept eating it after!)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2011
Hot Orange Coffee Cake
This was so tasty and light! I was a little worried about the consistency as I put it in the tin but it turned out perfectly. Definitely making this again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2011

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