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Thanksgiving – Prepare and Relax

Teaching students about baking and pastry isn’t all technique and ingredients. I also like to work on how to be more efficient and less crazy in the kitchen. This means, do what the professionals do and work ahead. When I … Continue reading

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Brandied Apples with Ginger Streusel

A simple apple tart. A crisp ginger crust. A perfect dessert for the holidays and throughout the winter. Think of fruit desserts as mostly about the fruit and just a little about the seasoning (here cinnamon and ginger). The brandy … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry and a Galette

You can’t just be a cook these days. You need to be a writer, a photographer and a public relations guru. I’m learning to do all three of these things. And that’s why I didn’t make the puff pastry you … Continue reading

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Savory Pies – Irish Butte Pasties

I’ve been a little amused lately with all of the chatter about pie being the new “it” food.  Pie shops are popping up everywhere.  My amusement comes from growing up around a lot of pie, both sweet and savory.  My … Continue reading

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The Pie Crust Survival Guide: Make Your Best Pie Crust

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and you’re stressing about the pies you will be baking for Thursday’s feast.  You’re considering buying your pies instead of making them because the crust never comes out right.  Or you might be planning to … Continue reading

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