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Ruhi


Ruhi
 
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Living In: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Indian, Italian, Southern, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Sewing, Biking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm the youngest of eight, so I was never really expected to roll up my sleeves and do any housework or much intensive studying. My older siblings had been industrious enough to fulfill our parents' idea of a good work ethic that by the time I turned eight, I had more time on my hands than a retired Bob Hope. I was very interested in cooking, so I tried a few things that ended mostly in disaster, but one day I made proper pancakes and the experience provided me with encouragement to last for years to come. I am half Indian and half Assorted European, so I learned to make french toast and macaroni & cheese alongside pakoras and alu fry. I never know what to say when asked "Can you cook?" because I have no idea what that means. Does it mean do I have an extensive collection of self-constructed recipes, or have I memorized a few good ones, or can I fry an egg without burning or maiming anything? My definition is learning to master a few killer recipes at a time.
My favorite things to cook
I'm really a dessert person when it comes to cooking and when it comes to eating hehe. Right now I'm going through a baking phase, I make a lot of cupcakes and am just beginning to dip a toe into the whippy world of frostings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother makes sweet potato puri every year on the first day of Ramadan, and then it's all downhill from there. But it evokes childhood memories, and that's what matters.
My cooking triumphs
My mother says there are two categories of food that young ladies make. Mommy and Daddy food is food only your parents will eat. The in-laws will not eat Mommy and Daddy food. Then, there is the food that the in-laws will eat and love you for. My first such dish was pancakes, which I mastered at the ripe old age of 12. Since then, I've consistently made excellent macaroni and cheese, pakoras, chocolate cupcakes and kheer.
My cooking tragedies
Nearly every time I came within a foot of a gas range and a mixing bowl before the age of 13.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Buttermilk Pie IV
I'd never had buttermilk pie before making this. I had a pre-baked pie crust to use up and some buttermilk, so I tried it. It was very nice, everything we like about pumpkin pie, but without the pumpkin flavor, so there's no one who won't like it. Thanks for posting!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2009
Rosenmunnar
The easiest, most foolproof cookies ever. Simple and inexpensive to make in great abundance, and you don't even need the jam. Just shape them into ovals, mark them with a fork and you've got leaves! Everyone loves them!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2009
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
This pie's bottom crust MUST be brushed with whipped egg white and pre-baked about ten minutes, or it will be very soggy. I added a wee tad of nutmeg and a tsp of cinammon to the apples (if added to the sauce, the lattice top will become a very dark brown after baking.) The pie is nice enough, although I prefer the gel-like consistency of storebought apple pie's fillings over this recipe's less smooth, flour-thickened filling.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2009
 
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