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Baking Classics How To Make Ciabatta By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Party Menus Pastry Chef RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

Baking Classics: Ciabatta

Baking Classics The Technique Ciabatta Ciabatta is easily recognizable by it’s flat, rectangular shape that may be scaled into various sizes from rolls to loaves. The Italian term translates quite literally to mean “slipper”.  It was created in 1982 with the purpose of crafting something comparable to the French baguette. One point to note is that the dough […]

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The Basics. Olive Oil By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Party Menus RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Olive Oil

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Olive Oil Olive oil offers good flavor & versatility when cooking & entertaining. It may be used to season dishes or sauté vegetables for soups, side dishes & entrees but it also may accompany homemade bread for dipping in place of butter. Extra virgin olive oil in particular has long been […]

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Baking Classics: Double-Style Butter Rolls

Baking Classics The Technique Double-Style Butter Rolls  While Ripple-Style Butter Rolls showcase a bread variety by making a few snips in the dough for a signature look, Double-Style Butter Rolls may be achieved by placing two balls into muffin tins for a simple choice when lovely options are desired in the bread basket. For additional designs, Honey-Butter […]

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Cooking Classics: Lemon-Thyme Compound Butter

Cooking Essentials  The Technique  Lemon-Thyme Compound Butter Compound butters are highly seasoned jewels that elevate grilled meats beautifully but I’ve always been particularly fond of accompanying them with freshly baked homemade rolls. Look to them to add bold flavor to rice & pasta or toss with steamed vegetables. Although this formula features thyme, lemon zest & […]

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Baking Classics: Ripple-Style Butter Rolls

Baking Classics The Technique Ripple-Style Butter Rolls  Freshly baked yeast rolls should always hold a spot on holiday menus as they signal the importance of the occasion. Ripple-Style Butter Rolls showcase a simple shaping technique that results in a beautiful look & elevates the bread basket flawlessly. If something a bit more straightforward is desired, […]

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Baking Classics: Chocolate-Cinnamon Babka

Baking Classics  The Technique  Chocolate-Cinnamon Babka Chocolate-Cinnamon Babka features the familiar flavors found in Classic Cinnamon Babka but with the addition of a lovely spice scented Chocolate-Cinnamon Paste designed to flavor the dough throughout. A rich blend enhanced with eggs, butter & buttermilk produces a tender crumb while the simple spice scented glaze adds a lovely […]

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Baking Classics: Chocolate-Cinnamon Paste

Baking Classics The Technique Chocolate-Cinnamon Paste Once a Classic Cinnamon Babka has been mastered, the sweetened yeast dough may be used to prepare a chocolate version & it is key that the filling holds up during the baking process. Chocolate-Cinnamon Paste is a straightforward recipe that may be prepared quickly in microwave & it’s loaded with […]

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Baking Classics: Cinnamon Babka

Baking Classics The Technique Cinnamon Babka There is much debate as to the history of babka. Polish versions of this yeast risen dough are baked in round, bundt-type pans accompanied with dried fruits & citrus flavors while traditional Jewish versions are made in loaf pans with a streusel topping over the surface. Although they are […]

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The Basics: Cinnamon

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Technique Cinnamon Holiday entertaining wouldn’t be complete without a spice scented home. Although Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Snowballs & fresh from the oven Classic Cinnamon Rolls naturally produce a lovely aroma, homemade potpourri may just as easily replicate  without spending hours in the kitchen baking. Cinnamon, one of the key ingredients […]

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The Basics: Fresh Ginger Root

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Fresh Ginger Root Freshly grated ginger may be used in a variety of ways from adding wonderful flavor to baked goods & sweets to elevating soups sides & main dish entrees. Although it does flower, it is the rhizome that may be peeled & grated for recipe applications. Aside […]

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