Food Processor Tips When Baking

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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A food processor has played an important part in my life shortly after I decided that food, particularly baking and pastry, would be my life’s interest and profession.  Very early on in my career, I became a consultant to Cuisinart when it was being introduced to American kitchens. Carl G. Sontheimer brought the first food […]

Cookie Tips for The Best Cookies

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These Cookie  Tips come during  cookie baking season to help you get your best cookies ever but they are good all year long.   These are things I’ve thought of while making cookies myself.  Some are old, some new but I hope you will find a few that will help.  These Peppermint Ravoli Cookies are an ideal example […]

Gateau Breton

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This recipe for Gateau Breton is brought to us by one of my readers, Oliver, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for this marvelous French pastry which comes from  the Bretagne region of France;  which is known for its butter and sea salt.  

Baci di Dama

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These fantastic looking Baci di Dama cookies consist of two hemispheres of buttery hazelnut cookies sandwiched with a rich gianduja filling.  The recipe for this Italian cookie is as easy to remember as your name.  It is equal parts, by weight, of four ingredients for the cookie.  Forming the cookies is just as easy. This […]

French Macarons with Chocolate Raspberry Filling

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Just in time for Valentine’s day comes these special French Macarons with the same chocolate raspberry truffle filling we sold at the bakery. This deeply chocolate, deeply raspberry filling is sandwiched between two pink macaroons. It is important to read this header because a lot of the information is here and only referred to in […]