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Abi


Abi
 
Home Town: Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, California, USA
Living In: :O, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Dessert
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm Abi and I love Harry Potter. It's been an obsession of mine for the last 6 years :) I'm a person that puts in her all no matter what she is doing.
My favorite things to cook
Technically, I can't cook a savory meal, but baking is right up my alley. I've got to say that I can't get enough of cupcakes! :) Some say it's a dying fad, but cupcakes just bring a wave of nostalgia from my childhood and so many others'. The assortment of different frostings, fillings, and cake flavors seem endless. A smile or a compliment about my creations from a loved one is so gratifying. I also enjoy making all sorts of desserts. Brownies, blondies, cookies, etc. I've been dying to make homeade ice cream, but I have yet to buy an ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid Mixer. :( Times are tough, but baking makes everything better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Large meals, laughs, conversations in the wee hours of the morning, mounds of rice, and love are all I've ever known.
My cooking triumphs
I mastered perfect & quintessential vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. It may seem like a simple task at first glance, but finding the utmost flawless recipes for both cupcakes is harder than it looks.
My cooking tragedies
There have been too many to count! From toothache-inducing American buttercream to burning the caramel in one of my saucepans, it's been one baking journey with ups and plenty of downs.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting
I did do some changes to the recipe. I used all unsalted butter, heavy cream instead of milk, and instead of the hot fudge topping, i made dark chocolate ganache. I cooled the ganache down in the refrigerator to let it thicken and the frosting tasted great. It had a pronounced dark chocolate flavor, but I was disappointed by the color. I did want that deep, rich fudgy brown. Next time, I won't add the two tablespoons of heavy cream and I shall just spoon in the ganache to thicken it a bit. Other than that, the taste was magnificent.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2010
Best Lemonade Ever
I did do some changes to this lemonade recipe, but it is quite delicious and ideal for those hot summer days. I did do the simple syrup but reduced the sugar to 1 1/4 cups. I only used 5 cups of water and added 1 cup of fresh strawberries that I pureed for strawberry lemonade.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2010
Red Velvet Cake I
This recipe is actually great, but needed some alterations. It turns out perfect every time with 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 cups of white sugar, 1 ounce of red food coloring, and 1 cup of vegetable oil instead of shortening. There are absolutely no cocoa swirls if you just add the red food coloring to the buttermilk mixture and put in the cocoa powder while mixing the vegetable oil, sugar, and eggs. Due to the fact that it's a fan favorite and it's a bit hard to execute the flour frosting recipe, I use the cream cheese frosting II recipe from this site and just add a little bit more powdered sugar and vanilla extract :) If you are determined to make the flour frosting, it's easier to replace the flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. I know you will love this red velvet cake recipe with the proper changes!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2010
 
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