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The Basics: Vegetable Shortening

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Vegetable Shortening Vegetable Shortening is a valuable kitchen ingredient. Although many consider it to have some negative characteristics, the main being lack of flavor, it does have a place in recipe applications. Vegetable Shortening may be used in making all sorts of baked goods ranging from flaky pie crusts, biscuits […]

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The Basics: The Egg Wash

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique The Egg Wash There are several ways an egg wash may be prepared. Different ingredients may be used in order to create specific coloration. Sometimes, the egg wash is necessary in order to ensure toppings & enhancements stick to the surface, too. Whisking together an egg with a splash […]

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Baking Classics: Buttermilk Conchas

Baking Classics The Technique Buttermilk Conchas Buttermilk Conchas are a traditional Mexican yeast-risen sweet bread that may be found in bakeries across the region. The classic shell design may be carved into the dough using a paring knife, however a concha stamp is available as well. Although the most basic representation is featured, conchas, which in […]

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The Basics: Canela en Polvo

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Profile Canela en Polvo Mexican cinnamon, also known as ceylon & more commonly sold as canela, is a mild, slightly sweet spice used in many classic, regional baked goods. The sticks are created from soft layers of cinnamon bark from trees grown in Sri Lanka & may be distinguished from […]

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The Essential Guide To Authentic Mexican Pastries & Cookies

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Profile The Essential Guide To Authentic Mexican Pastries & Cookies  A striking selection of handcrafted pastries & cookies are perfect to offer guests & loved ones for a number of occasions from our traditional American Thanksgiving celebrations to Christmas & New Year’s Day. There are many authentic Mexican classics that may […]

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The Basics: Box Grater

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Box Grater A box grater is a useful kitchen tool everyone should have that makes shredding cheese, vegetables & even frozen butter for pastry applications a snap. Each side offers different sized holes that deliver the perfect result depending on what is being grated & it’s connected at the […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 9 Oil

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking Skills Lesson No. 9 Oil The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on oil & the ways it may be used in a variety of cooking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions, side dishes & appetizers to baked goods. Oil is available in many styles. Some are better for sauces […]

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Cooking Classics: Homemade Flour Tortillas

Cooking Classics The Technique Flour Tortillas Homemade Flour Tortillas are a must if you truly love authentic Mexican recipe classics. They may be filled with cheese & brushed with butter then cooked quickly for effortless quesadillas or used to make flautas, chimichangas & so much more. Although a tortilla press makes corn tortillas a breeze, […]

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