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The Basics: How To Sharpen Knives

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique How To Sharpen Knives  One of the most important kitchen tasks is making sure everyday equipment & tools are properly maintained. Sharp knives will not only aide in providing a pleasing look when slicing & chopping vegetables that may be combined in a mirepoix for heart warming winter soups or […]

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The Basics: Bread Knife

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Technique Bread Knife A serrated bread knife is an essential tool that should be in every kitchen. With the blade generally measuring approximately 8 to 10-inches in length, it makes slicing bread, rolls & sandwiches fast & simple. They are an important tool particularly when classic torta recipe preparations are in […]

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The Basics: How To Make A Fondant Bow

Baking & Pastry Essentials The Technique How To Make A Fondant Bow Rolled fondant has become so popular that many grocery stores stock it with other classic baking staples. While I do not recommend the flavor, it’s an easy & fun way to add charm to cookies or cupcakes. Think of it as a decorative element. Working with […]

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The Basics: Food Coloring Paste

Baking & Pastry Essentials The Technique Food Coloring Paste Food coloring paste can be used to create all sorts of special interest to cookies & cakes. Unlike traditional liquid coloring available from most grocery stores, paste offers a more intense hue & allows deeper, saturated & more rich color to doughs, frostings & icings. There […]

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The Basics: Molasses

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Profile Molasses Molasses is a byproduct of the general refining procedure used to create granulated sugar from sugar cane or sugar beets. It may be described as viscous, dark & strong. Molasses adds distinctive taste to many classic holiday baked goods ranging from Buttermilk Marranitos & Fresh Ginger-Molasses Cookies to Buttermilk Pferffernusse Cookies & even […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 10 Sugar

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking & Baking Skills Lesson No. 10 Sugar The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on sugar & the valuable role it plays in baking applications ranging from cookies & candies to cakes & pastries. Learn about the standard types available & how to put them to use for your holiday baking projects. […]

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The Basics: Bench Scraper

Baking Essentials The Profile Bench Scraper A bench scraper is a valuable tool the may be used for many bread, pastry & cookie techniques. Comprised of metal with either a sturdy resin or wooden handle, they measure approximately 5 1/4 x 4 1/4-inches. Bench scrapers are used by bakers to portion bread loaves & roll […]

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Baking Classics: Buttermilk Bolillo

Baking Classics The Technique Bolillo Bolillo is one of the most popular Mexican bread styles available. It may be identified from local panaderias by their oval shape with slightly pointed tips on the ends of each small roll with one slash directly in the the center. It may best be described as a French roll with […]

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