nikike Profile - (18234907)

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Home Town: Oakdale, California, USA
Living In: Cegled, Pest, Hungary
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
About this Cook
I grew up in the kitchen watching the women in my family make these incredible goodies; grandma's lefsa, chifon cakes, etc... My first job was in a restaurant at 14 and by 20 I was baking professionally and at 28 I implemented a bread program for the restaurant I managed...
My favorite things to cook
hands down, rustic breads...but really any baked goods and now in Hungary, I am learning traditional baking methods from my mother-in-law.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Potato lefsa is a Norwegion tradition, which because of the labor involved only gets made at the holidays. It's a beautiful sweet "tortilla" layered with butter, sugar and cinnamon...
My cooking triumphs
Baking 6 variations of bread for 400 guests in about six hours. Without ruining any of it!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Kalacs (Hungarian Cinnamon Swirl Bread)
simply FINOM!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2008
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies III
my family thought they were awesome. They are a little cakey, but I enjoyed that quality. I did reduce the amount of raisin water by half and added a 1/4 cup more oats. Thanks!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2006
Breakfast Casserole I
This was awesome. I substituted cherry tomatoes for the broccoli, as I am not a big fan of it baked. I also used a swiss cheese. My out of town guests raved non-stop and asked for the recipe! Thanks.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2006

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