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Petra

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Hi everybody! I am addicted to baking it is like a disease to me. I live in Zagreb, Croatia.

How long have you been a Daring Baker/Daring Cook and what’s your favorite thing about being in the group(s) so far?

I've been a daring baker for six months.

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? How about your favorite kitchen appliance?

My favorite kitchen gadget is my cooper bowl and my favorite appliance is my coffee machine. It s not really used for cooking but I love it.

Are you known for making a certain dish or dessert? If so, what is it?

Everybody loves my Panama cake so I guess I am famous for making it…

Is there any recipe and/or technique that we haven’t covered yet that you’d really like to make/learn?

For months now I am delaying making macarones. There is so much information about what to do and what not to do about macarones that I am really intimidated. I guess I just have to do it and see for my self.

Do you have a favorite movie? Book? Genre of music? Actor? Actress?

Not really I like a lots of it so it would take to long to list them all.

You’ve just won $5000.00!!! What would you spend it on?

By a plane ticket for me and my boyfriend to New Orleans.

What is the ultimate comfort food to you?

Cup of tee and something sweet.

Which season (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) is your favorite.. why?

Winter especially if there is snow.

Other than cooking and/or baking.. what hobbies do you enjoy?

Photography and reading.

How long have you been blogging? Do you like it? What’s your favorite post you’ve written?

I've been bloging for about a year now and I thing my favorite post is the first one because I finally register a blog after months and months of preparations.

What’s your favorite cookbook for desserts/baking? What’s your favorite cookbook for savory/cooking?

I don t have any.

Is there one food that you seriously dislike/hate? If so, which is it and why?

No, I eat everything.

What’s your favorite flower and/or plant?

Daisy

Do you have a favorite local restaurant? If so, why is it your favorite and what kind of food is served there?

Yes, because feel there like I am in my own dining room. They serve typical homemade Croatian food.

Who taught you how to cook and/or bake?

My mother.

What’s your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas because whole family gets together and I love smell of pine and fire in a fireplace. It s corny I know but I can t help it.

Reading any good books lately? Which ones?!

Ann Pearlman- The Christmas cookie club

You’ve had a rough week. How do you relax after a rough week?

First take a long, long bath and than make some cookies.

Where is your favorite vacation (holiday) destination?

I don’t have a favorite destination but I really love to sail.

What is your favorite cooking/food related magazine? Why?

It is called “Iće I piće” and it is the best Croatian food related magazine.

Do you have a food addiction?

Ah, chocolate.

What did you eat for dinner last night? Did you prepare it or someone else?

I eat some cottage cheese .I got home latte and didn’t have time to cook.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Mayo

What kind of colors do you like? Pastels? Earth tones? Brights? Neons? Etc.

Earth tones

If you had the choice of a free kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom makeover – which would you choose and why?

Kitchen I would make it much ,much biger.

What’s your favorite “sweet” spice? How about your favorite “savory” spice?

Sweet; vanilla and savory chili peppers

If you could eat in any celebrity chef’s restaurant which restaurant would it be, and which chef owns it?

Les Halles, New York- Anthony Bourdain

What’s your favorite herb to cook or bake with? Do you prefer fresh or dried?

Thyme fresh of course.

You can visit Petra on her blog Thursday Cooking