maishadewan Profile - (13627062)

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Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Bread Machine Bagels
So...I don't review things very often but I've been using recipes from this site for the past 5 years or so... I had to review these bagels because currently I'm an expat living abroad and haven't had access to store bought bagels in forever. So I decided to make my own. Now here's what I did. Instead of using 3 cups of bread flour I used 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all purpose flour. I just wanted it to be a bit more nutritious. The first time I didn't use warm water and that was not a good idea since the dough didn't hold together very well, the second time I made it with warm water and the dough was perfect. Another big mistake I did the first time was I didn't let the dough rest after shaping it.... (I was anxious to have the bagels...) the second time I did it (after I devoured the first batch) I let it rest the required time and it rose beautifully... basically the first batch was good but the second batch was absolutely divine. The second time I followed the instructions to the letter (with the exception of using 2 parts whole wheat flour to 1 part all purpose flour.) I also, baked them for 15 min at 375 degrees, but thats only cause I made two batches of this and wanted them to last a few I figured toasting them in the morning in a toaster would make them completly browned and hot when I needed them to be...

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2013
Beef Stew VI
This was the first time I've ever made stew and it was THE BEST! I didn't have dried rosemary on hand but I added one pouch of campbells cream of mushroom soup mix just for a bit more flavour, and some green friends loved it too!!! This will always be my stew recipe from now on... it's so quick and easy, I was shocked....

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Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2009
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