Meryl Profile - (18323305)

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Home Town: San Juan, National Capital Region, Philippines
Living In: Berkeley, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Chilled pastry cream
Unbaked pie crust
Fried Wontons
About this Cook
Who says college students eat nothing but cup noodles and take-out? Well, okay, so that was essentially me a year ago--but not anymore! Now I'm making chicken pot pies and my own wontons. I never realized how much money I could save by making everything myself. :) It also doesn't hurt that I'm apparently not a complete disaster in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that involves a flour is greatness: baking, frying, whatever. Plus points if I get to use my brand new rolling pin and pastry cloth.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a really good cook, but she belongs to that school of cooking that doesn't believe in measuring anything. Me, I'm more of a "leveling the spoon" type of cook.
My cooking triumphs
My strawberry and chicken pot pies came out really well, and so did my wonton wrappers!
My cooking tragedies
Er, I've officially given up on crepes.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Pastry Cream
Wonderful recipe. This makes a perfect filling for the Cream Puff Shells (also in allrecipes).

23 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2006
Cream Puff Shells
Excellent recipe. The shells came out beautiful and tasted like something out of a bakery. I filled them with the Pastry Cream (also in allrecipes) and topped the puffs with a bit of leftover strawberry glaze (from Strawberry Pie II). They made for a great dessert.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2006
Fried Rice with Cilantro
Good fried rice. Since I'm not so hot for spicy foods I only added one green chili; the result was a very mildly spicy fried rice. Next time though, I'm going to skip the chili altogether and use green peppers instead. I'm also going to use less basil and more cilantro. Finally: good tip on adding the rice after the sugar and sauces!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2006

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