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Hot Cross Buns

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Watch for next week’s post on Monday, February 11. Since Valentine’s Day is on Thursday of next week, I wanted to give you enough time to head out for ingredients and to make the dessert ahead for this quick and easy Valentine’s Dinner.

Hot Cross Buns are the harbinger of Easter and Spring. . . . → Read More: Hot Cross Buns

Croissants

Please see the February 10, 2011 blog for how to photos.

This is the preface to the croissant chapter featured in my book, “The New Pastry Cook”, published by Wm. Morrow Co., in 1986. It is usually available on ebay and sometimes through Amazon.com. My teaching assistant brought in a pristine copy he got on . . . → Read More: Croissants

Croissants

This is the preface to the croissant chapter featured in my book, “The New Pastry Cook”, published by Wm. Morrow Co., in 1986. It is usually available on ebay and sometimes through Amazon.com. My teaching assistant brought in a pristine copy he got on www.half.com. I have updated the technique for the final rise . . . → Read More: Croissants

Lazy Man’s Foccacia

I am a bread nut. I love any kind of bread – sweet, savory, quick, yeast, loaves, flatbreads – anything. The biggest problem with focaccia is that most recipes for home bakers makes 12×17 inch sheets of this crispy on the outside, soft on the inside treat. To make matters more frustrating, most recipes tell . . . → Read More: Lazy Man’s Foccacia

Lazy Man’s Focaccia

I am a bread nut. I love any kind of bread – sweet, savory, quick, yeast, loaves, flatbreads – anything. The biggest problem with focaccia is that most recipes for home bakers makes 12×17 inch sheets of this crispy on the outside, soft on the inside treat. To make matters more frustrating, most recipes tell . . . → Read More: Lazy Man’s Focaccia