BAKERDANH Profile - (18898783)

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Living In: Southgate, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Dessert
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About this Cook
No one is more surprised than I am that I have gotten so into cooking. Once upon a time, I was living on Lunchables and frozen pizzas (the cheap ones, no less). But one day, I wanted cookies, and so I made some. And so it began. I quickly grew into a passionate baker, and from there, to other kinds of cooking. I warn people I meet to not get me started talking about food... I'll never stop!
My favorite things to cook
I'm best know among friends and family for my desserts. Pretty much anything that has the word "cake" in it has come out of my oven at one point or another. But I also love my grill. A wise man once said, "fire is your friend". That is my mantra. If it can be cooked on a grill, I WILL cook it on a grill.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Belle's Hamburger Buns
I was planning on making sliders for company that was coming over, and naturally the one time that I needed them, I couldn't find any slider buns at the store. So I decided to give this recipe a try. Fortunately, I was smart enough to read the other reviews. To echo what others have said, yes, 5 1/2 cups is waaaaaay to much flour. In my case, I stopped at 4 3/4 cups, and in retrospect, I probably could have used even less. I left the rest of the recipe unchanged, and they came out very nicely. More than one person asked me where I got the buns, and couldn't get enough of them. For the tl;dr crowd, here's my quick notes. Stop adding flour when the dough is sticky, but not so much that you can't handle it. You'll be happy!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2012
Tiramisu Layer Cake
Once the first piece was cut, this cake lasted all of five minutes at the last family get together. Any recommendations? Sure. As others have said, yes, double the amounts of coffee and hootch. And personally, I liked to use a 50/50 blend of Kahlua and Bailey's. Next, I used 8" pans for higher layers. I then baked the cake in 2 pans, not three (1 plain and 1 with the coffee mixture), so that when I split each layer in half, I wound up with 4 alternating layers. Lastly, I doubled the amount of filling. Yup. Doubled it. That really brings out the tiramisu-ish taste. And please, please, don't substitute cream cheese for the mascarpone. Yes, it costs more, but the flavor is SO worth it!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2009
Chicken Marsala
As mentioned in some other reviews, adding some heavy cream (about 1/4 cup) helped make the sauce thicker. I also added 1 tsp. of basil to the chicken coating, which helped with those "it was bland" complaints. Overall it came out fantastic.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2004

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