manolis Profile - (13152881)

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Living In: Athens, Attica, Greece
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
When you spend most of your day translating or working in front of the pc screen, cooking is a refreshing break!
My favorite things to cook
mostly Mediterranean cuisine, but also Chinese/fusion, Italian and finally, both Greek traditional and American desserts when I have visitors...
My favorite family cooking traditions
fresh vegetables cooked in olive oil and tomato sauce
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Triple the Ginger Cookies
Careful about the distance on the cookie sheet and careful about baking time and temperature! Do you use an oven thermometer? I find it indispensable and I just don't know how some people manage without one! These cookies are rich and tasty, even too sugary for my taste, so I made them smaller. I used hot air to bake them for 10 minutes at 165C. Initially, I tried to bake at the suggested 175C and as I was keeping an eye on them I saw that at around 7 minutes they had started to burn around the edges...

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2010
Banana Banana Bread
All fine, except pay some attention to the final mixing, don't over-mix! Fold everything softly just enough to moisten the flour. Adapt baking time depending on how "watery" the quantity of mashed bananas you have added is; in my case, I should have lowered the temperature on the half hour and continue for about a quarter more at 140C. I made a slight change for a somewhat lighter bread: I separated the eggs, mixed the yellows with the butter and sugar batter and beat the whites before folding them into the final batter like I do for chiffon cakes. The result is an agreeable sweet bread, not fluffy but neither too dense.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2010

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