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Jo B.

Jo B.
Home Town: Nevada, USA
Living In: Hamburg, Germany
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Dark Chocolate Cake I
This recipe is wonderful and elegant. I don't mean hold-the-teacup-with-your-pinky-out elegant, I mean that it is a simple, well-designed recipe which gives the intended result without unnecessary complications. Most wonderfully, this recipe is forgiving. I followed it as accurately as I could, but I was baking in a shared kitchen in a university dormitory. I had to cut it by 1/3 because we only have two pans. We don't have tea spoons or table spoons. We just have spoons. Our measuring cups are nearly worthless. Our oven is unreliable. I still got a beautiful, moist, flavorful, velvety dark chocolate cake. It rose a little more in the middle than I wanted, but I think that's because I couldn't measure the baking powder or baking soda. For the middle I made and used a quick rhubarb-cinnamon compote. The sour tang really paired well with the lush chocolate of this cake. Wonderful recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 2, 2015
Rhubarb Drop Cookies
I liked this. The cookies weren't quite what I expected, but I did substitute whole wheat for white flour without increasing liquid, so I should have expected them to be a bit drier.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2015
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Nice recipe, but I was looking for something a little more intensely flavored. Also, the dough is very sticky, even after chilling 12 hours. Dusting the rolling pin and baking paper with powdered sugar helps a lot! I also preferred adding two table spoons of cocoa powder.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2014

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