Boston Cream Pie – A Parts Cake

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This Boston Cream Pie is a perfect example of the use of component parts in one recipe. When I started baking for my family and friends, I didn’t care how many recipes I collected and used. However, when I went into baking professionally, making each cake from a different recipe was impractical.  How many yellow cakes, […]

Thanksgiving Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Looking for Thanksgiving Recipes?  Here are some suggestions to get you from Breakfast to Dinner.  I’ve pulled together a list I thought you might enjoy this year. Happy Thanksgiving to all.  And then we’re off to the Christmas holidays. COFFEECAKES/BREAKFAST & BRUNCH Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread is all it promises.  Keep a loaf in the freezer for a quick […]

Virtual Baking Classes for March

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Virtual Baking Classes with Helen S. Fletcher I’m excited to tell you about the March Virtual Baking and Pastry classes offered this month .  Please sign up at Virtual Baking Classes with Helen S. Fletcher All of my classes are demonstration so you just need to show up. They usually last about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  Recipes and the link to […]

Danish Butter Cake

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As promised, here is the Danish Butter Cake.  This is good any time of the day from breakfast as a coffeecake,  to evening as a dessert or, if you’re like us, any time of the day. How can you possibly go wrong with almond filling, pastry cream, remonce, and chocolate?  If you are not fond of […]

Quick Danish Pastry (Viennabrod)

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Quick Danish Pastry dough is based on the same technique  I found for making faster  croissant , without sacrificing any quality.  I have used that method for all my laminated doughs including  puff pastrycronuts , and Kouign Aman . This technique cuts way down on the time and it’s much easier to incorporate the butter without the dreaded breakthrough […]