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Heidi Vakkilainen


Heidi Vakkilainen
 
Home Town: Germansen Landing, British Columbia, Canada
Living In: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a Critical Care Registered Nurse with a previous bachelor's degree in Home Economics. Baking has been one of my favorite things to do since I was a small girl learning how to use a wood stove in the Canadian wilderness where I grew up. I moved to Wyoming ranch country after studying home economics and turned my attention to full-time work and nursing studies through Casper College and the University of Wyoming. In 2013, I met my future husband in Finland; and we are now just getting settled into life in Finland as newlyweds. :)
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Russian Black Bread
I had a bit of trouble with this bread, unfortunately. The flavor was satisfactory, but my bread took much longer than one hour to rise and burnt (on the bottom) at the oven temperature given in the instructions while the interior of the bread remained raw. I made the recipe twice (using the traditional method without a bread machine) and had the same problem both times. To be fair, I made free-form round loaves cooked on a sheet pan with parchment rather than using conventional loaf pans. Just the same, I would plan on allowing two or three hours for the initial rise and perhaps lowering the baking temperature a bit (at least for part of the baking period).

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Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2015
Pumpkin Cheesecake II
This one goes in the permanent files. Thanks! :)

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Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2015
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Definitely a keeper. Thank you! :)

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Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2015
 
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