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John Greenstreet

John Greenstreet
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Living In: Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2014
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
Travel a lot to Europe, that's how I got a taste for European (specifically French and German) pastries.
My favorite things to cook
French Macarons. German Frankfurter-crown-cake (Frankfurter Kranz). Lemon pound cake (Zitronenkuchen).
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Chocolate Cupcakes
I had extra French buttercream frosting left over from filling macarons, so I thought I'd make some cupcakes to use it up. But the result is a spongy cupcake that tastes like it's a low-fat, gluten-free abomination. Sure it can be fixed with buttercream frosting, but almost anything can, n'est-ce pas? All the proportions are suspect: most egregious is the doubling-up of baking powder, which adds to the bitterness, since baking powder contains acid. That might be OK if alkali Dutch-process chocolate was specified, but it isn't. This recipe is simply not up to the level I've come to expect from this site.

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Reviewed On: May 20, 2015
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
Just made these and they came out perfectly—crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. However, I used butter instead of the shortening. Because of this, I had to chill the dough as it was otherwise too soft to handle. This is the best recipe I've found for these cookies so far.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2014

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