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Angela A.

Angela A.
Living In: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Banana Bread - Quick Bread for Machines
This was overall very nice. I checked on it after the five minutes of mixing and the bananas weren't really mashed, so I stopped it, mashed them in the pan with a pastry cutter and restarted. I also had to scrape around the edges of the pan as suggested to make sure all the dry ingredients were incorporated. I used melted butter instead of oil (what can I say, I like butter) and used a cup of whole-wheat pastry flour and a cup of white flour, as we're trying to increase our whole-grain consumption, and added some vanilla and used brown sugar. Very nice, but the taste was just a little flat. I think this is because the recipe has no salt and I plan to add a little salt next time. The salt and mashing the bananas up first (probably in the baking pan, why get an extra pan dirty) will almost certainly make it five stars and I am very pleased to find a recipe that won't heat the kitchen up in the summer.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2011
Beer Bread I
This was very easy and a nice change. I also used 1/3 cup sugar and put some melted butter over the top about 10 minutes before removing it. I never buy self-rising flour so added 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1.5 teaspoons salt to 3 cups AP flour. One point: it is worth it to try to find baking powder without aluminum (Rumford, for one) for this type of recipe. Many people, including me, find that baking powder with aluminum leaves an unpleasant aftertaste and that really comes through in simple baked good such as this.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2010
Microwave Peanut Brittle
This was really good and easy. I made it in a two-quart Pyrex measure for easy pouring. Definitely do not use anything smaller! I only had dark corn syrup and ran out so substituted molasses for about a third of the corn syrup. If you like molasses, you should try that. The flavor was wonderful, similar to that of molasses taffy. I have what appears to be a 1200 w oven but it's pretty old so the current times worked fine.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2010

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