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Hartini


Hartini
 
Home Town: , Singapore
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Member Since: Sep. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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    By: Erin Nesbit
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Alienated Blueberry Muffins
Madeleines
Hartini
Chocolate chip meringue
Melt-In-The-Mouth Cashew Meringue
About this Cook
My mom was a cooking instructor but I never really learnt much from her coz I was spoiled by her [and my late grandma's] wonderful cooking. I only learnt how to cook several years ago when I let go of the maid [who also happened to be a talented cook] and decided to be more independent and learn new things. Cooking is a wonderful experience! Almost therapeutic and definitely a craft that allows me to be creative.
My favorite things to cook
Baking desserts. I think maybe because that's everybody's favorite part of the meal. I'm learning Asian cooking - easy but a lot of chopping to do.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph was when I successfully made very-difficult-to-make macaron [the french 'burger-like' cookies] at 3am. I must've woken up the whole building when I literally jumped up and down for joy. And before that, making Tiramisu and cheesecakes... People think they're hard to make. They don't realise how easy this can be! :) And when my aunt praised my hard work, that really made me feel good. She constantly tells me that if I can make wonderful desserts, I can cook Asian meals with no problems.
My cooking tragedies
Making pudding over the stove is quite a challenge for me. Most of the time, they come out runny or curdled...
Recipe Reviews 60 reviews
Alienated Blueberry Muffins
These muffins were awesome!!! :D I halved the recipe, used 2 TBSP applesauce and added 2 more TBSP of canola oil. I made some with butter+flour+sugar crumble topping, some without. Both versions were wonderful! I'll be making these again in the future :) but next time, I will spray the paper liners before putting the batter in.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2008
Bread Pudding II
This is like one of the best comfort foods I've had! Not just best tasting but was sooo easy to make. As suggested by the other reviewers, I also cut down on the sugar and sprinkled brown sugar on the top. I am not big on raisins, so I opted that one out. Will try with nuts next time. The only thing different I did was to bake this in a waterbath, like how my mom bakes her bread pudding. My mom loved this one so much that she took a huge portion to work...!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2006
Creme Anglaise II
This is a lovely custard sauce. Very decadent. Mine came out too yellow - I should've known sooner that I was suppose to whip the egg yolks and sugar until almost white. My first time using vanilla bean, so there were some black specks floating - I later learnt that that was normal. Also, the heat was probably a bit too high coz the custard turned into little globs. I solved this by using a handheld blender after taking the saucepan off the stove. This made the custard sauce velvety smooth! Had this with bread pudding. Was really good!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2006
 
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