Karla Profile - Allrecipes.com (13948452)

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Home Town: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Middle Eastern, Dessert
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About this Cook
Finally retired and have the time to cook/bake as I like. Finding new and interesting recipes online daily at this site and similar German site. Rediscovering many old foods from my childhood.
My favorite things to cook
Love to try new recipes, but also like to stick with what I know works.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Good old German peasant home cooking.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII
Very easy and good cake, however I did make a few changes. I had a fresh pineapple that I wanted to use, only used 1 cup of brown sugar instead of the 1 1/2 cups and that seemed plenty. Also did not use my cast iron skillet, but 9 x 13 glass pan, no way my skillet would have been able to hold the amount. Since it's close to Christmas, I added a few spices, cinnamon, cardamom, and ground ginger, a few shakes of each. That enhanced the flavor of the yellow cake mix. Came out pretty and no problem turning out onto a jelly roll pan, covered with waxed paper. Was enjoyed by my whole family.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2014
Creamy Frosting
I had already made the milk/flour mixture with the stated amounts, when I decided to only use 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar, because I only had a sheet cake to frost; but came out very good and fluffy and good tasting. Sweet enough for my taste.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2011
Amish White Bread
Very nice loafs of white bread. Used only 1/4 cup sugar, and added 5 tbsp. gluten. Used only 5 cups of the flour to mix, and used some of the 6th cup in the kneading process. I think all 6 cups of flour would have been too much for the amount of water. The dough was wonderfully soft and a pleasure to work with, and the end product turned out just as soft and fluffy. Don't forget to put a shallow pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven while baking. My 3 guys pretty much devoured one of the loaves with dinner.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2011
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