Amystar79 Profile - (18282778)

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Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Music
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Bread Machine Challah I
Challah I
Garlic Shrimp Linguine
Authentic Lebanese Fattoush
Mud Chocolate Cupcake with Butter Frosting
About this Cook
I am a lover not a fighter. I love food, travel and gatherings around food. I cook to eat and please myself. It is a bonus if others join in and enjoy it too. I am haunted by the neverending search for the cheapest and most fulfilling meal. I think i found it in a bowel of ramen noodles in Shibuya, Tokyo... or was it a pepperoni pizza slice on Lexington Ave in Manhattan... or was it the papaya salad from the street food vendor on Khao San Rd in Bangkok... or was it the bangers and mash i made in the kitchen the other day. The best memories i have of my family are attached to food. It conjours up so many dear memories and it is the memories that are made with family and friends that are worth more than rarest of diamonds.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken peanut soup, Apple Crumble, White Chocolate Cookies, Melting Moment Cookies, Bangers and Mash, Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing, Russian Tea Cakes, BLT Risotto and my very own Spaghetti Sausage.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Chinese New Year mom would gather all my sisters and i together and we would all help make a feast.
My cooking triumphs
Making 300 white chocolate cookies for work and my workmates were fighting over them!!!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Kentucky Butter Cake
This was so easy to make. I had all the ingredients on hand, except for the buttermilk, i used plain milk instead. It worked out great. i think i might make a little extra sauce next time. Tastes great the next day also. i just put a piece in the microwave for 30 seconds.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 18, 2009
Almond French Toast
This is th best french toast i have ever eaten! I followed the recipe and the end result was an amazing melt in your mouth, close your eyes, look up to the heavens, sigh in relief, yummy french toast. I used day old challah bread and after cooking it i sprinkled confectioners sugar, cinnamon and honey. Oh happy day! (Also, i didnt have any almonds on hand so i omitted the toasted almonds and almond extract).

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2009
Bread Machine Challah I
This turned out fantastic! I made a few changes according to what others have suggested. I substituted white sugar for honey and used unsalted butter instead of margerine. I used the dough cycle on the bread machine and let it rise in the bread machine for an hour. I then made a lovely braid and let it sit for an another hour to rise under a tea towel. I then brushed the braid with egg and honey. It came better than what i expected. I will definately have to make two next time.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009
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