Category Archives: Basics

Puff Pastry (Pâte Feuilletée)

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Yes, You Can Make Puff Pastry Pssst. . . you want to make puff pastry? Who me? You want ME to make puff pastry? Yes, YOU. It’s not complicated. Way easier than you think. It’s just a folding and rolling … Continue reading

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A Home Smoking Primer

All You Need to Know About Smoking Food Here is a primer that will show you how easy it is to smoke your own food.  Imagine making your own smoked fish, chicken, and meats.  It’s inexpensive and easier than you … Continue reading

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Pâte Brisée

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 Pâte Brisée Pâte Brisée is the ideal dough for pâte, pies, tarts and quiche. The key to making this rich, crisp crust is using cold butter and ice  water. Oli used a stand mixer this time, but you can use a food … Continue reading

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Raspberry Soufflé

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  Back to Basics One never becomes a good cook or chef without mastering the basics. I love to cook.  I especially enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques whether for making a stew or baking a pie.  Composing and … Continue reading

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