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Home Town: Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Baked, Raisin Houska
Raw, braided houska
My Grandparents and dad
Me and my Dad in the bakery window
About this Cook
Growing up in a baking family, we always had great desserts, but one thing you dont usually see is both a father and mother that can cook! Though I am a 7th Generation Certified Master Baker, I am even a much better Chef.
My favorite things to cook
Roast Suckling Pig (with the crispiest skin) Double Baked Potatoes (these are heart stoppers) Ami de Fromage Bread (friend of cheese bread) Pistachio Souffle (with real ground pistachios)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Beef Wellington on Christmas Eve, Roast Lamb Grecian Style on Easter Sunday, Beef Goulash & Pan fried Homemade Bread Noodles on a cold Day and a big pan of Mousaka when my son and his friends come over!
My cooking triumphs
Dinner for 75 at home for the "Bakers Dozen Group" Cristmas Party. Crispy Orange duck, Roasted Pork Loin and Pickled Beef in Cream Sauce (Svickova). Sides included, Cabbage/Sauerkraut with muchrooms, onions and caraway, Homemade Dumplings, braised carrots, .....
My cooking tragedies
Usually, anything I touch turns out very well.... except for this one time when I made this most horrific hollandaise sauce. Nobodys perfect!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Salt Rising Bread
Many years ago (30+) I remember our bakers orders "salt rising yeast" from the yeast man. It made a delicious yet very "stinky" loaf of bread. I tired this recipe and was excellent! It brought back memories and though it was "stinky", when I toasted it and put butter on it, I was in heaven! Thank You for this great recipe.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2010
Chocolate Teddy Bear Cookies
This a a great cookie, but take a good vanilla butter cookie and along with the teddy bear cookie formula, make panda bear cookie for a spin on this cookie!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2009
Play Dough Cookies
Very nice recipe. In our bakery, with any cookies (as this one) that we bake on a stick, we always dip the stick into liquid egg whites before sticking that portion into the cookie. This way, the stick will not fall out! 100% guarenteed!

511 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2009
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