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Seattle, WA, US

Recent Reviews

Re:Butterscotch Pudding

Delicious. Perfect for fall and winter. As other reviewers said, it is silky smooth and rich. Much deeper, richer flavor the next night after chilling for so long.

Posted: 04:52 pm on October 26th 2014

Re:Spiced Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This tastes light and fluffy, not too sweet but with a nice pumpkin flavor. More importantly this is a perfect one bowl recipe. The second time I made this was over the holidays when I was staying with family and couldn't count on finding any essential kitchen tools. I put all the ingredients in a bowl on Christmas Eve and put it in the oven on Christmas morning. Easy and elegant! A perfect brunch dish.

Posted: 03:18 pm on December 28th 2013

Re:Rhubarb Brown Sugar Crumble

Delicious! I have a major sweet tooth and I don't think this needs any extra sugar. I have made this several times. I sometimes put it in individual baking dishes and that is always a nice presentation.

Posted: 10:03 pm on May 19th 2012

Re:How To Make Classic Croissants

Considering what an intimidating project this is I was pleased with the results. The whole time I was wondering "Is this really going to come out as flaky croissants?". I can firmly say yes. I want to give it another go because the first time through I was just trying to make sure I was following the directions without having a clear picture of what each step should look like. Now I have a better idea of what I should be aiming for with each step. Nevertheless, at the end I had flaky croissants! Next time I might make fewer croissants so each one would be a little bigger, but maybe that's just because I didn't make them expand enough when proofing? A lot of butter leaked out during baking. The rolling out of the dough was difficult! But worth it. Looking forward to setting aside another weekend to this project in the future. Also-I put ham and cheese in half and chocolate in half. Good but I'd probably try just plain ones next time too.

Posted: 09:40 pm on February 26th 2012

Re:Chocolate Layer Cake with Cinnamon-Caramel Ganache Filling

I'm on the fence on this one. I think it sounds better than it tasted. Actually it tasted good but it sounds great. Plus it was a really time consuming recipe for the payoff. I love the idea of the cinnamon-caramel ganache but I thought the flavor of the caramel was hidden. On the positive side I had absolutely no problems with the consistency of the icing, which I was worried about from the reviews below. It firmed up nicely as did the ganache. My co-workers gave it lots of compliments so I will probably try it again.

Posted: 12:44 am on November 24th 2011

Re:Caramelized Pear Upside-Down Cake

Love the flavors of the recipe. I have made it several times. The cake does come out a bit 'wet' though, which is not a problem for the flavor but doesn't look as good when cutting through it.

Posted: 12:28 am on November 24th 2011

Re:Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

Yup. Really good. Judging from the reviews here I knew it would be a good one but I was surprised to find that it was actually fairly easy to make as well. Delicious. The icing is a great match for the cake.

Posted: 12:22 am on November 24th 2011

Re:Banana-Toffee Tart (Banoffee)

Wow! This is really good. Even though it takes awhile to make (plan ahead for the 2.5-3 hour condensed milk cooking time) the actual steps are easy. This is very sweet but my husband thought it was one of my best desserts. Can't beat bananas, toffee, and whipped cream. Ripe but not too ripe bananas are key.

Posted: 01:12 am on May 9th 2011

Re:Roast Rack of Lamb with Lemon-Mint Salsa Verde

Terrific recipe. I made this for a dinner party and got rave reviews. I consider myself a knowledgeable cook, but I don't have much experience eating or cooking lamb and this turned out great. I seared the lamb before cooking as well. Served with FC roasted smashed potatoes and a greek salad.

Posted: 02:02 am on May 16th 2010