Gingy Profile - (11912900)

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Home Town: Texas, USA
Living In: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Biking
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About this Cook
I'm a college student from Germany who discovered her love for American food while living in Texas for some time about five years ago. I've loved baking ever since I was a child and just recently discovered that cooking from scratch is not so bad either.
My favorite things to cook
Oh, I just love baking. It makes me happy. You throw together the basic ingredients and create something completely different everytime. Baking from scratch is making something wonderfull from nothing. From working the dough, over the heavenly smell out of the oven to eating everything to the very last crumb.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I meet up with my mom every year in the beginning of December to make Christmas cookies all day long. We make traditional recipes and also try some new ones. We devide them up equally and I carried a large salad bowl full of cookies home - and it barely lastet two weeks... (My boyfriend just LOVES cookies!)
My cooking triumphs
I got rave reviews for the cinnamon rolls I made for Easter brunch this year. I've kind of been nervous because I usually don't work with yeast, but it turned out so great!!
My cooking tragedies
I just recently suffered from a baking trauma and I'm still working on recovering. I tried a new recipe and a new heart-shaped cake pan and decorated it really nice. But the cake turned out so dry that even dipping it into coffee didn't help much. This really hurt my pride since I had never RUINED a cake like this and I've been baking for over ten years now!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Authentic German Cheesecake
I've only ever used quark for cheesecake... A nice touch is mixing some canned peaches (coarsely diced) into the batter before baking. This is what my German grandma always does for hot summer afternoons.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2010
Brunch Scones
These turned out just like in the picture, though I hoped they would rise a bit more (and look like the ones you get in Britain). Dough was easier to work with after I floured my hands well. I padded them into circles and didn't glaze them with anything. The taste could have been somewhat richer and sweeter but they were perfect with some butter and homemade strawberry jam!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2010
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I
I made them for Easter Sunday Brunch and they turned out just wonderful. I did add a tablespoon of softened butter to the filling and doubled the amount of cinnamon to give it a richer taste. I also used cream cheese icing (Cinnamon Rolls III) instead of the one given in this recipe and it melted just right on the warm rolls. A friend made the same recipe just as it is for another brunch and they turned out great as well. She did substitute the cornsyrup with honey, though.I guess it just depends on personal preferences. I made 8 rolls in a 10"-springform pan and they were done after 20 minutes (I had to put aluminum foil on the top so they would not burn after 15 min.)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2010

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