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Living In: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I used to be a professional chef before I became an Interior Designer. I have a real passion for cooking. I moved to Bali with my husband and 11yr old daughter last year. We live in a Balinese villa with our two dogs - we love it here! The local ingrediants are incredible because of the mountains they grow just about everything all year round and you can buy any kind of gourmet imported food here because of all the fabulous resturants and hotels we have here!
My favorite things to cook
I cook a lot of asian food here because it suits the hot weather. I do alot of baking because my friends and family pester me to! This site is great because I couldn't bring all my cook books with me! we also make Banana and frangelico icecream with banana's from our own tree!
My favorite family cooking traditions
our family loves raspberry apple crumble so we make a tropical version with the addition of fresh pineapple and banana and add lots of freshly grated coconut and palm sugar in the topping(yum!)
My cooking triumphs
I have a pretty good record for my baking abilities... I used to work as a pastry chef so that helps! These days I can pretty much make anything I put my mind to, understanding the technique and the 'science' behind it is the trick! If I am entertaining I try and make things I can prepare ahead and use the best ingrediants I can get my hands on..
My cooking tragedies
Because I have been cooking a long time I dont have too many tragedies (touch wood!) when I was a kid I made yoyo cookies and forgot to add the flour! what a mess in the oven!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Raspberry Tiramisu
Mmm! this was good! I halved the recipe and it was still plenty for 6 people (after a big dinner!) I dusted dutch cocoa over the top instead of the almonds and grated chocolate which looks and tastes better (I think!) Will make again...

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2006
Oooh Baby Chocolate Prune Cake
The trick is to soak the prunes for at least a few days, alot of prunes(such as sunsweet are already quite moist so dont soak up the brandy)I soaked mine a week and my cake turned out great, I agree with the other reveiwer it is more like a pudding than a cake, but good for people who dont eat flour.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2006
Katrina's Best-Ever Chocolate Brownies
I doubled the cocoa (I used dutch) and added 200 grams of roughly chopped dark chocolate - served warm -with chocolate espresso sauce and berries. Got raves and recipe requests!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2006

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