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frankenchef


frankenchef
 
Home Town: Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I often use Allrecipes as inspiration but rarely follow recipes, usually for lack of the required ingedients.
My favorite things to cook
Bread. After hearing I'd acquired a bread machine, my mom gave me a huge bucket of hard red wheat and a small electric grinder. Since then I've been trying to perfect whole grain bread. I have a problem though: it's too much fun to change the recipes. It doesn't help either that I still don't have proper measuring devices. Getting better every time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Been making pancakes since I could hold a spatula. Lucky they are one of my fiance's favorite foods, too.
My cooking triumphs
Savory multigrain bread, roasted rosemary potato wedges, tomato-mushroom stromboli, fried rice, curry, vegetarian bean soup, fried egg tacos...
My cooking tragedies
My first and only time (so far) making meringue cookies, dark chocolate flavored: The batter was awfully soupy so I distributed it into a muffin pan and tried baking it. Came out like charcoal and ruined the pan.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Awesome!! I didn't have butter-flavored shortening so I used 3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening. I also used dark brown sugar instead of the light. FYI: Definitely soak the raisins first. A brandy or spiced rum soak is seriously good but water works well too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2009
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
I soaked the raisins in brandy, reduced the white sugar and added a bit of coconut. They were still a bit too sweet for me but the people I shared them with found them to be deadly-delicious and devoured every one. Nice and soft. Best results at about 12 minutes, maybe because of the moist raisins.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2009
 
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