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Heaven Larsen


Heaven Larsen
 
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Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Indian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
About this Cook
I'm 21 years old, and just starting to learn to cook. My twin sister and I were tired of eating the same old thing, (namely Kraft Dinners and potatoes) and wanted to find something new and interesting to make! I'm going to start simple, but eventually I want to know how to make really interesting, unique dishes by heart.
My favorite things to cook
I seem to love using pumpkin! Pumpkin chili, pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins... yummm!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my twin sister and I make a new recipe for the first time, we always have a debate about possibly modifying the recipe. *cough* And by "debate" I mean "argument".
My cooking triumphs
I haven't burned the house down yet. Or caught myself on fire. No serious injuries. And I'm learning!
My cooking tragedies
Well... I'm clumsy. I've burned myself a few times (mildly), but fortunately that doesn't affect the outcome of the cooking. =)Although there was one incident where the cookie dough spread out into a liquid-like texture on the pan once baking...
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free!)
I used a 15 oz. can of Garbanzo beans, because we couldn't find a 19 oz. one, and added about 3 tbsp of cornstarch (to help make up the difference). I also shelled the Garbanzo beans, by microwaving them in water until they were warm, draining them, and pulling off the shells by hand. Instead of chocolate chips, we used 2.75ish bars of Valrhona 71% chocolate. Other than these things, we followed the recipe exactly as written (aside from taking it out of the oven 6 minute early). The verdict? It cut easily, it was perfectly smooth, it wasn't crumbly, but it didn't taste chocolately and it was dry. It wasn't sweet at all, so it's perfect for those who don't like sweet desserts. For future attempts, I will likely add some vanilla extract and a few tablespoons of butter, as well as possibly some coconut oil or even peanut butter. Maybe even some cream cheese...?

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2012
Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge
This was really easy to make, but WAY too sugary, and I reduced the confectioner's sugar to 3 cups, and the brown sugar to 2 cups. It needs to be even less. Other than that I'll be using this recipe. It was my first attempt at fudge, and it went perfectly.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2010
Easy Decadent Truffles
I made this recipe exactly as-is, except I used Valhrona 71% chocolate instead of chocolate chips. I cut the recipe in half, using: 1/2 (4 ounces) cream cheese, 1.5 confectioners' sugar, 1.3 cups (three bars) of chocolate, and 3/4 tsp of vanilla. These turned out wonderful. I got 15 large truffles out of it. I recommend not putting it in the freezer to firm, since I tried that and it got too hard so I had to microwave it in order to scoop. Keep checking it while it's in the fridge is probably a better idea. Using better chocolate with a higher cocoa percentage probably balanced out using the full amount of sugar, and it wasn't too sweet at all, but was perfect. Shaping the truffles is difficult. I think rolling them in crushed nuts works the best to hide imperfections, and it sticks wonderfully.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 18, 2010
 
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