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FADEDDREAMS


FADEDDREAMS
 
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Living In: Braintree, Essex, England, U.K.
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Dessert
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Me
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About this Cook
I'm a 12 yr old who was inspired to cook by my Mum, who is a great cook who used to bake loads before she started University. I normally bake a couple of times a week, and love to try new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, obviously sweet things! Mostly cookies, flapjacks and muffins, though occasionally I make full-size cakes. I do cook main meals too, but I don't find it as satisfying as taking fresh baked cookies out of the oven . . . or having the lick :-) I try to cook healthy/low-fat things but every now and then I pull out all the stops and gorge myself on chocolate cookies!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking the same things we've been cooking since I was a toddler with my Mum: spice cookies, pizzas and bread (by hand).
My cooking triumphs
They've been a couple (flapjacks, my own recipe ff choc suprise cupcakes, Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies from this site) but I would have to say the first time I cooked alone. My Mum had gone out and as she walked in the door I had just taken a loaf of banana bread out of the oven - a recipe from this site. We had a big hug (aaaaaaah)and then proceeded to almost finish the loaf between the two of us ;-)
My cooking tragedies
As I like to experiment with cooking without fat, there's been a few: cookies that are more like dense, flat breads, muffins that refuse to rise . . . but the worst was when, making a chocolate pudding to top a couscous crust, I forgot to whisk in the cornstarch . . . we ate 3 pies worth of lumpy flour!
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Banana Crumb Muffins
I made a few small changes: reduced the white sugar by 1/4 cup & also the brown sugar slightly, & added a dash of ginger to the topping along with the cinnamon. I also used marge not butter. Half way through baking I also realised that there was very little crumb topping on them, so I had to get them out & put more on, so they sunk in the middles. & you know what? It didn't make any difference, these are still HEAVENLY!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 20, 2005
Peanut Butter Cocoa No-Bake Cookies
I came across this recipe whilst looking for one I had helped cook & adored at a kind of holiday camp. This had the same ingredients, so I gave it a go. I made a few changes; reduced the sugar by 1/2 a cup, omitted the vanilla & subbed raisins for the peanuts. I also used crunchy peanut butter (my favourite). However, even after the sugar reduction these were too sweet (the ones we had made before had been really rich, like dark chocolate), and tasted too much of peanut butter. It was easy & yummy, but this recipe needed too many changes for me to give it 5 stars.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2005
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
I made very few changes to this recipe: reduced both sugar slightly, omitted the salt and walnuts and used only 200g of plain choc chips as that was all I had. My pizza pan was nowhere near big enough (10 inch?) so I used that plus 2 small cake pans. Remember to leave a gap between the edges of the mix and the edge of the pan, as the cookie will expand. OMG!!!!!!!!!! The closest thing I know to choc chip heaven! 200g of choc chips is PLENTY! This is the "cake" I want for my next birthday and probably quite a few in the future. Thanks Barb.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2005
 
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