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Doughgirl8


Doughgirl8
 
Home Town: Northfield, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Dec. 2, 2009 5:26 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2010 9:51 am
Like I wrote in my review for this Quince Paste recipe, I love quince. I love them so much—and they’re so hard to find most of the time in the U.S.—that we planted a quince tree in our yard. This was the first year that our tree produced a bumper crop, so I was thrilled to be… MORE
Closeup of quince paste with manchego on slices of baguette.
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Fresh quince, shining in the sun!
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Cooking quince puree and sugar: it starts out the color of applesauce.
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Food mill, for pureeing the cooked quince.
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Quince puree-sugar mixture, after 1.5 hours. See how pink it's gotten?
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About this Cook
I'm a professionally trained baker/pastry chef and also, as a friend would say, an intrepid eater. My favorite foodie character in literature? Ben Gunn, the marooned pirate in "Treasure Island": "You mightn't happen to have a piece of cheese about you, now? No? Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese—toasted, mostly—and woke up again, and here I were."
My favorite things to cook
Laminated doughs. Elaborate dishes that require a day of prep work. Comfort foods, spicy foods, all kinds of food. (Although I am also happy eating a bowl of cereal.)
Recipe Reviews 72 reviews
Daffodil Cake
I loved this! Such a simple cake, and very pretty. I didn’t frost it—just dusted the top with powdered sugar and served with whipped cream and strawberries. I used orange zest instead of orange extract.

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Risotto all' Amanda
This recipe didn't work so well for us. The covered-bowl-on-steamer-rack method in the pressure cooker didn't work at all, so we ended up having to finish the rice in a saucepan. Also: three tablespoons of garlic is insane. I love saffron risotto, and I love porcini risotto—but somehow, these two lovely flavorful ingredients cancelled each other out. And then shrimp adds a whole other competing flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2015
Spumoni Chocolate Chip Cookies
Really pretty cookies! Instead of using the pudding mix, I ground 1/4 cup pistachios with 1/4 cup granulated sugar in the food processor. The only maraschino cherries in the house were whiskey-spiked, for cocktails--what a shame!--so I used those (although I don't think they added as much flavor as I wanted them to). I added 1/2 teaspoon salt to the dough, too. These would be a nice addition to a Christmas cookie tray.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2014
 
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