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Lilia


Lilia
 
Living In: Urbana, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
If I have to describe myself in one word, it will be "foodie".. I am a grad student studying Food Science, collect cookbooks and kitchen gadgets, and bake pretty much everyday.. So, you can see that I am in love with food :)
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, cookies, bread, pastries, mousse, pudding. Pretty much everything that is sweet and involves baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was born in a Chinese-Indonesian family. Every year, my family celebrates Chinese New Year and Lebaran (new year in lunar calendar). My mom usually bakes many different cookies to share with family and friends. I've always loved helping her shaping and mixing the cookie batter since I was a kid. I really miss that tradition since I'm in US now.
My cooking triumphs
Cream puffs that are very similar to Beard Papa's, chocolate babka (you can find the recipe in this website), green tea mousse cake, green tea opera cake, rose almond cake, chocolate pistachio mousse cake, pizzas, macaron (the French one, different from macaroon)
My cooking tragedies
The first cake I made was a Black Forest cake for my friend's birthday. The cake didn't rise, the filling was soupy, and both of them tasted disgusting.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Too Much Chocolate Cake
Love love love this recipe, the cake was moist and chocolatey without being too sweet. I skipped the chocolate chip and frosted the cake with chocolate frosting instead. Also, I used 2 sticks of softened butter instead of oil. The result was an incredibly chocolatey moist and flavorful chocolate cake. It tasted nothing like cake from a box!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2010
Dessert Crepes
Love this recipe!! The best crepe I've ever had is from a small crepe stand in Key West, FL and I would say this recipe is as good, if not better, than the one in Key West. I followed other reviewers' suggestions and added 1 tsp of vanilla to my batter, the result was a wonderfully tasty vanilla crepe!! I also used a food processor to mix all my ingredients so I didn't have any lumps in my batter. I cooked my crepes on a large non-stick pan at medium-high heat (gas mark 4-5 on my stove) for about 1 minute on each side or until I saw some browning. I flipped my crepes with my hands by lightly pinching one side of the crepe, taking it off the pan, and then flipping it. This way you won't tear your crepes.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2009
Meringue Mushrooms
Love this meringue cookie recipe!! I didn't make them the shape of mushroom, instead I make it into bones for Halloween. I dusted them with matcha/green tea powder and cocoa powder, they turned out amazing!! Just the right amount of sweetness and it just melts in your mouth. My oven temperature was not very steady, so I baked them for about 30 minutes at ~300 F, they still turned out perfect.. Thanks for the great recipe :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2009
 
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