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Phuong Dung Do

Phuong Dung Do
Home Town: Hayward, California, USA
Living In: Santa Monica, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Panna cotta! A tried and true classic dessert. Simple and elegant. You can make a number of flavors and variations and never go wrong.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making crepes with my sisters. :]
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Panna Cotta
I followed the recipe, however before pouring it into ramekins, I put it in a bowl on top of ice cold water and stirred it until it cooled to room temperature. Then I poured it into ramekins, covered in plastic wrap and put in the fridge. I had it the next morning with macerated raspberries and it was the perfect texture and flavor. No separation. Delicious and easy to make. Next time I'm going to make a mango compote.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2010
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
I made these for Valentine's day for my boyfriend [as well as the Sweetheart Cupcakes with Buttercream frosting (see my recipe box)] and as someone who can't resist Reese's peanut butter cups, I knew he'd go crazy for these. I froze the peanut butter cups, unwrapped, in a tupperware container as I also preheated the oven. I ended up making 48 cookies (vs. 50) because there was 48 cups in my Reese's miniature peanut butter cup package. I also pushed them into the center of each cookie about a minute after I took them out of the oven, in which the chocolate did melt a tiny bit (it didn't bother me though). The only 2 changes I made was baking the balls in mini muffin baking cups (easier clean-up and it makes for a nice presentation. Michaels sells 100 miniature muffin cups for $1.99.) and the other was to let them bake for 9 minutes (instead of 8 minutes). The only worry I had was that the dough didn't cook through all the way. I noticed in photos posted that some people had the same result as me. I didn't find it to have a bad flavor or anything but that was the one thing that irked me. Maybe cooking it for longer at a lower temperature would've helped this. Either way, my boyfriend, my 2 roommates, my boss and myself included, found these to be delicious! This is for any peanut butter lover. Easy to make as well.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2010
Sweetheart Cupcakes
Fairly easy to make. The only thing I found a little tricky was getting the inside to be evenly pink in every cupcake. However, that also made it fun, as I'd bite into a cupcake and get different results each time. I love the idea of adding color to the inside--so beautiful without having to be a pro! I additionally went ahead and added red icing paste to the buttercream frosting I made. It looked so pretty that way. Next time I'm going to add the raspberry oil, as I didn't have any.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2010
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