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Autumn Star

Autumn Star
Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Divine Flower
About this Cook
I am 17 and home schooled. A few years ago I discovered I was gluten intolerant. I enjoy cooking/baking for other people, and attempt to without them knowing that it is gluten free. I especially love to take small snacks or baked goods to my church group. "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" 1 Corinthians 10:31
My favorite things to cook
I typically make the usual baked goods (cookies, tarts, cakes), but I have been getting more into candy and confection making. I also enjoy ethnic foods and slow cookers.
My cooking triumphs
Dessert: pancakes, nougat, pies, pumpkin rolls, other seasonal recipes, cinnamon rolls, granola, and cookies. Entrees: chorizo, curry chicken, General Tsao's chicken, lasagna, pizza, fried chicken.
My cooking tragedies
Just about anything I have made successfully, I have made badly. The more experience I am getting the less things get trashed. I had a recent failure with some candy that I made on a humid night. I now know that it actually does make a huge difference.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Glazed Apple Cream Pie
Great recipe! Although, second time through I made a few changes to make it a five star. Although the recipe is great all by itself, I enjoy these changes: Up the cinnamon and add more spices to the filling. I replaced all milk with more cream. Add cinnamon to glaze.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2011
Glorious Sponge Cake
This cake is absolutely breathtaking. Of course, you are going to have lines from where you took it out of the tube pan, but the flavor makes up for it. It is very plain and simple on its own. I tried it with raspberry jam, powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon icing, lemon curd, and other various toppings. It also makes delicious french toast the morning me!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2011
Best Egg Rolls
These are delicious! They are a nice basic recipe that can be added onto. I make mine with chicken, extra spices, pinch of sugar and a splash of soy sauce. I also make my own wrappers, which really makes all the difference. For two rolls, I use 1 tsp egg yolk, 1/2 c flour and 1/8 c cold water. For lots, I do 2 yolks, 2 c flour and 1 c cold water. Mix them all, knead for 5 minutes. Let rest for about 15-30 min (I make the filling while the dough rests). Pull off balls about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll out on cornstarch in the shape of a square until desired size and thickness (about 7 inches). These are delicious, soft and you can't find them at any restaurant! Well worth the 45 minutes it takes!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2011

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