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Home Town: North East, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Hunting, Reading Books, Genealogy
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About this Cook
My name is Jim. I enjoy cooking most anything, although I have recently gotten into baking. I bake cookies, pies, breads, and cakes. I am the primary cook in my family, and I don't see any battle for that any time soon. I also enjoy experimenting in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I particularly enjoy breads. They are a simple array of ingredients, but they have such a wide variety of flavor and crumb. I also enjoy meats (beef and lamb especially). I will bake, broil, fry, or grill. Doesn't really matter. The more complex the recipe, the more I enjoy preparing it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A favorite family cooking tradition is on a cold winter night, my mother would make a crock of soup and fresh bread. It was always a laid-back meal, but everyone enjoyed it. There were gales of laughter and story-telling while we warmed our bones.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumphs include the first time I made chicken marsala and I didn't destroy the mushrooms. The other cooking triumph was the first time I finally figured out why I could never get a loaf of bread to rise (you could build a house with my loaves.
My cooking tragedies
My greatest cooking tragedy happens to include baking a loaf of bread. I recently was experimenting using diastatic barley malt to make bread (instead of using sugar). I worked beautifully at converting the starch to sugar. Unfortunately, I failed to realise that it would result in a) a very sticky boule and b) would result in very over-active yeast. Needless to say, I had to chip the loaf out of the pan after the loaf collapsed around the entire bread pan after an excessive rise. The excessively sticky dough further complicated the matter.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Pumpkin Pie
An all around easy recipe to follow. I made the same modifications that Brandiren did, and I agree that they made it better. Making the triple recipe in two pies took about 60 minutes at the 325F step for two pies.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2010

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