IthilienDude Profile - (11381745)

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Home Town: Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
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Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
The name's IthilienDude, and I live in the Centre of the Known Universe... accompanied by my oh-so-very helpful fellow kitchen elves. They... are awesome...
My favorite things to cook
Anything that satisfies the sweet tooth. Good auld fashioned sweeties are my favourite, but cakes and biscuits are my speciality, and - though I say it myself - I'm pretty darn good at it. I've been doing it since I was seven... =P
My favorite family cooking traditions
Rashers wrapped around cocktail sausages at Christmas. Thems is goooood.... =)
My cooking triumphs
My area of expertise is cakes and biscuits, but presentation is something I pride myself on being good at... especially icing cupcakes. Thank God for the classic swirl =D
My cooking tragedies
Oh, there have been many. My favourite one is when I opened a proper rotten egg into an entire bowl of pancake batter. Lesson learnt: NEVER crack eggs directly into mixture =(
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Gingerbread Cookies
This is now officially my favourite gingerbread recipe ever! To all my fellow bakers in Ireland (and the UK), do not fret if you can't find molasses: I use golden syrup and it tastes lovely - quite a sweet, almost toffeeish taste, but lovely all the same. Also, don't overcook. I'm a terrible for looking at them after the prescribed time and thinking 'Jayze they're a bit pale!' and whacking them back in for an extra five minutes but AVOID THAT TEMPTATION! It makes them tooth-shatteringly crunchy. Even if they look underdone, take them out of the oven after the given time. Other than that, they're perfect =D

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Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2009

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