SUNSHINE100 Profile - (18136310)

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Home Town: British Columbia, Canada
Living In: British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Jun. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a wife and mother of two teenagers. The son and husband will eat anything, the daughter, not so much!! I like to try new dishes often.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake... that is my passion, and I decorate cakes as a hobby and hopefully a successful business in the future.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Pastry Cream
I am a cake baker and decorator, making many cakes from home for people. I have been searching for the PERFECT pastry cream recipe for some time, have tried many, they turn out OK, but just not QUITE right. I was a little concerned with the whole egg in this, but it turned out great. I actually cheated and used the microwave, as I was in a hurry to get it made so I could get to bed and use it first thing in the morning when cooled. I heated the milk and sugar as called for, but in a glass bowl, then tempered the eggs before adding back into the milk mixture. Only about another minute in the microwave and it was thickening, I whisked it every 30 seconds or so, then whisked really well before putting in the fridge overnight. It was very thick in the morning, but I allowed it to come to room temp and then whisked really well again, and added a cup of plain whipped cream and it was AMAZING!! No lumps, and no grainy texture that I have experienced with other recipes. Will be the only one I use from now on.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2013
Lemon Cranberry Muffins
These were good, but I am not sure how some said they needed to bake longer! At 18 min the bottoms were starting to burn! I bake a lot, so I know my oven, but will not bake these at 400 next time, perhaps 350-375. I used slightly less sugar, doubled the batch and only used 2c, could taste all the flavors nicely!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2012
Coffee Mug Cake
Was pretty good, made with a whole egg as I did not know how to halve an egg! Used a soup mug instead of a coffee mug and think it would have cooked over otherwise. Accidentally put in 1/4 tsp baking powder but was still fine, added a small handfull of frozen blueberries to the batter. My only complaint is the topping, would almost have liked to pop it under the broiler, used to having struzel topping that is melted and crisped up a bit.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2012

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