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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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The 2021 Classic Easter Dessert Collection

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  The 2021 Classic Easter Dessert Collection Whether your upcoming Easter gathering is large or small in nature, a lovely collection of desserts & sweet endings should be offered. Snip a few stems of seasonal blooming flowers & plants such as roses, hosta, hydrangeas, azaleas & ferns from your yard & plan […]

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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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