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The Basics: Kosher Salt

Cooking Essentials  The Profile  Kosher Salt Kosher salt may be identified as a large grained cooking salt with either a flat or pyramid-shape consisting of sodium chloride & often times an anti caking additive. It has many names including flake salt or rock salt & gained popularity for use during heavy cooking practices due to […]

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The Basics: Honey

Cooking Essentials The Technique Honey Honey is a viscous, natural sweetener made from plants by insects & bees such as the Western Honey Bee. The Western Honey Bee may be identified by soft gold & black bands around the body with a fuzzy thorax & head which build perennial nests from wax that is in turn used […]

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The Basics: Heavy Cream

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Profile  Heavy Cream Heavy cream is such a versatile dairy component. Due to it’s generous fat content, it may be whipped & sweetened to create Chantilly Cream, a wonderfully luxurious addition to many desserts. Chocolate Mousse, Classic Chocolate Icebox Pie, Banana Cream Pie featuring Buttermilk-Banana Pastry Cream, Coconut Cream Pie, Key […]

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Baking Classics: Charred Sweet Corn-Jalapeño Muffins

Baking Classics The Technique Charred Sweet Corn-Jalapeño Muffins Charred Sweet Corn-Jalapeño Muffins are simple to prepare & a good alternative to serve with barbecue in place of buns. The seasonally fresh corn offers sweet & smoky notes since it’s prepared on the grill. Look to The Basics: Sweet Corn for pointers on how to cut it […]

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The Basics: Microplane Grater

Cooking Essentials The Technique Microplane Grater Originally developed for woodworking, the sharp, tiny blades of a microplane grater make numerous preparation tasks simple. It allows the opportunity to capture citrus zest from lemons, limes & oranges that may be used for tempting items such as danish & coffee cake to savory favorites including salad dressings & dips. […]

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The Basics: Parchment Paper

Baking Essentials  The Profile  Parchment Paper Parchment paper is one of the most crucial products a baker should have in their equipment. If bread, pastries, cakes & cookies are unable to release from pans, your time & efforts have been wasted. Parchment paper is a natural product made from plants such as fir, sugar cane, cotton […]

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The Basics: How To Bake

Cooking Essentials The Technique How To Bake Baking is a dry heat heat cooking method that takes place in an enclosed space, usually an oven, although the same conditions may be replicated using a gas grill. Hot heat moves all around the food whereas the exterior or surface sets first, then throughout the allotted time […]

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The Basics: Fresh Ginger Root

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Fresh Ginger Root Freshly grated ginger or Zingibar officinale is an herbaceous perennial that 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 […]

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