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hansberryd


hansberryd
 
Home Town: Glenview, Illinois, USA
Living In: Decorah, Iowa, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
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Clone of a Cinnabon
Me and Aidos
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
About this Cook
I'm 21 years old and a senior at Luther College in Decorah, IA. I've been baking since I was a teeny tiny child. I live in town with my husband Aiden. In an attempt to avoid eating processed foods as often as possible, we try to homecook most of our meals. We've also decided to only eat sweets we've made at home (except for chocolate and ice cream!). Since I'm the designated baker (and he the cooker), I like to find different things to bake to keep it interesting!
My favorite things to cook
anything sweet! I like making brownies, cookies, scones (my husband is Australian!), cakes, fudge, etc. I also like to help my hubby cook dinner - things like steak, breaded chicken, pastas, etc. are always fun, as well as different vegetable dishes to keep the meal interesting!
My cooking triumphs
I made fudge two or so years ago, which is probably the most difficult thing I've ever made. I'll try to make it sometime again in the future when I have 3 hours to kill haha. A few weeks ago, I made scones for the first time (again, hubby = Australian!), and my husband loved them! I was so proud!
My cooking tragedies
I guess I don't have too much experience, not enough to have any cooking experience be considered "tragic." One time, I totally scorched chicken nuggets when I was in 4th grade?
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
Oh my goodness I'm crying. These are soooo good!! As an American now living in Australia, cinnabons were my favorite growing up (until I learned what was in them!), but Australia doesn't really do cinnamon rolls, not like this anyway, so I haven't had one in a long time. I did make a few changes based on some of the reviews. I let the bread machine do all the sticky work (mixing and kneading the dough until it was smoother). I took it out and kneaded it a little more for about 10 minutes. I found the dough easy to roll out thin, perhaps because I gave it some extra kneading time and made it a bit stretchier. I combined the butter and cinnamon sugar and spread it on the rolled out dough. I baked them at 350 (175C) for 20 minutes. Perfect. Cooked all the way through, golden brown on top, no leaky filling. I have a small bread maker (1kg) but all the ingredients fit fine. In fact I would not recommend cutting this recipe in half unless you're going to make the dough by hand because there wouldn't be enough dough to engage the hook of the bread maker and it won't knead the dough properly. These are very rich and sweet, so if that's not your thing then don't make these. People seem to be impressed that I made the dough myself, but it was very easy. I can't wait to impress all of my sugar addict friends with these!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2014
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
The first time I made this, I made it to the T (eyeballing the cinnamon) but cutting it in half for one person. It was alright, not great, so the second time around I made a few changes. I'm generally not a fan of the taste of oatmeal cooked with water, just a taste preference. I also didn't think it was "apply" enough or sweet enough. So the second time, instead of water, I used milk with the apple juice and I increased the amount of apple juice. I threw in the apples AND the cinnamon so that they could all simmer together. I added a touch of brown sugar at the end. The brown sugar might have made it a bit too sweet so I'll try it without the sugar next time. I found my changes made the oatmeal creamier and sweeter, and now I think I've added a new recipe to my breakfast menu! :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2014
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
wow these were good! I followed the recipe exactly except I halved it because I can't eat 4 dozen cookies (or can I...)! The only thing is that 375 degrees was too hot as one batch was burnt after 10 minutes. I have a fan forced oven so that might explain it. I dropped the temperature down to 325 and they turned out much better, not burnt but also poofier, which I like! I don't normally add nuts, but I had walnuts on hand so I decided to add them! I love the extra flavor they give! Seems odd to me to mix the baking soda in the water before adding it to the batter, but it seemed to work great! YUM!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2013
 
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