TWAIN_HARTE Profile - Allrecipes.com (1917130)

TWAIN_HARTE


TWAIN_HARTE
 
Home Town:
Living In: Fremont, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
  •    
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
  
Autumn Cheesecake
Split Pea Soup
About this Cook
I am an Italian American and this influences my cooking. I learned to cook by reading and trying new recipes. I also exercise daily.
My favorite things to cook
Whatever makes my husband or guests happy. For myself, I cook simple and nutritious food because I am diabetic.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each year I make homemade ravioli for the holidays. My process takes about 5 hours so I start the night before (making the stuffing) and finish the next day by preparing the dough and putting them together.
My cooking triumphs
I never thought I would learn to cook as well as I have. All one needs to do is read (especially this site) and you can create yummy food. People rarely turn down an invitation. Also, my ice cream sandwiches are always a hit.
My cooking tragedies
Once I reversed baking soda and baking powder in a lamb stew recipe and it wasn't the same. It's a good thing only my parents were guests for dinner.
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Butterscotch Bread Pudding
This recipe is way too good. I followed the directions of the "most helpful" review using white chocolate chips mixed with the butterscotch chips and raisin bread. I also used half milk and half heavy cream. After taking it to a church event and getting lots of compliments, I made it a second time halving the brown sugar (Splenda). This is a keeper, though its too rich for too often. Sorry no photo. It went too fast!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2014
Dixie Pomegranate Salad
Instead of the dressing mixture in this salad, I used a cole slaw dressing consisting of: 1/3 cup Splenda (or sugar), 1/2 teas. salt, 1/8 teas. pepper, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 1/2 teas. white balsamic (or rice vinegar), and 2 1/2 T. lemon juice. Loved it prepared this way.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2014
Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)
I made this recipe substituting "Splenda for Baking" for the batter because you need some sugar for the yeast. My batter came out rather wet so I could not push it up the sides. DO NOT BEAT the dough in a stand mixer for 5 minutes otherwise your batter will come out like rubber. The 5 minutes must be for hand beating. I used the last 4 apples on our Golden Delicious tree. My result was yummy, but my lower layer also got very brown on the bottom. I did not use the lemon peel. All-in-all I believe this is a very versatile recipe that might be used for several other kinds of fresh fruit: apricot, peach, or cherry. I love the three layers: cake bottom, fruit center, and streusel-like topping. The streusel topping measurements of the sugar-to-butter ratio seemed like too much sugar for the butter. I've been looking for something to bake for work and this would be a good one. I will try this again soon to test my ideas. I too have experienced the wonderful baking of a German Konditerai and this is very close, if not the same.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2014
 
ADVERTISEMENT

In Season

Winningest Football Party Ever
Winningest Football Party Ever

Big, bold food is always the best play. Get the top recipes now.

 Super Bowl Appetizers
Super Bowl Appetizers

How much jalapeno and bacon will it take to fuel YOUR fans?

Allrecipes Magazine
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States