DHODAK'S MENTOR PROFILE

Hi, I'm dhodak.

I'm a mentor in Cheesecake, Misc. Bread

I'm from Willoughby


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My Cheesecake Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
I have developed my own, or have used over 60 recipes and would like to help a new baker.


What inspires me in this category:
Cheesecake is not my first choice when desserts are offered, but I seem to have a natural affinity for making them.


Experience:
I've been making and selling cheesecakes for almost 40 years.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
Never shock a cheesecake by abrupt temperature change or it will crack.


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
I always try to be the best at what I do, consequently, many books, cooks and friends have had a hand in my expertize. Also, knowing the Hough brothers, of Hough Bakery has helped.


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
My cheesecakes are highly requested. They sell like hotcakes at bake sales.

My Tips:

  • Most cheesecakes love a bain-marie!

My Misc. Bread Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
I would like to answer questions and solve problems because I didn't have anyone to ask when I was learning.


What inspires me in this category:
There is nothing as welcoming as the smell of bread baking in the oven!


Experience:
I've studied quite a few books as well as taken classes on bread making. I started baking bread when I was first married at 18 years old.


Biggest Lesson Learned:
I've learned that steam is a very necessary commodity to bread making.


Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
I have studied and own books dating back to the turn of the century on pastries as well as the newer bread machines of which I own four models at present!


Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
I've learned from four generations of my family as well as a number of ethnicities.

My Tips:

  • The more risings you allow your breads... the more flavor is developed.

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