Devil Dog Icebox Cake Recipe

Make This Icebox Cake in Minutes! Oreos and Twinkie's get a lot of love but after trying Lauren’s Devil Dog Icebox Cake made with the ...

Bakepedia's Top 10 Chilly Chocolate Beverages

Chill Out with Frosty Chocolate Beverages The Test Kitchen will often have 50 to 100 pounds of chocolate around at any given time. Unsweetened, bittersweet, ...

Peaches and Buttercream Cake

Fabulous Peach Buttercream Rosettes I love the use of puréed peaches in both the cake and the buttercream. This lends a hint ...

Nectarines Foster with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Bananas Foster Made with Summer’s Nectarines and Purchased Ice Cream Sun-kissed juicy nectarines replace bananas in this summery take on the classic New Orleans dessert, Bananas ...

Chocolate Cherry Tart

A Chocolate Cherry Tart with a Chocolate Pastry Cream Filling Chocolate and red fruits, such as cherries, make a great combination especially if ...

Mascarpone Cheesecakes

Mascarpone Adds Interest to Cheesecake   Cheesecakes come in many variations but I am partial to those that use cream cheese as a base ...

Devil Dog Icebox Cake Recipe

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Bakepedia's Top 10 Chilly Chocolate Beverages

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Peaches and Buttercream Cake

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Nectarines Foster with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

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Chocolate Cherry Tart

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Mascarpone Cheesecakes

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Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Classic Frozen Hot Chocolate Made Vegan Friendly You can read about my homage to the original Frozen Hot Chocolate but I didn’t want to leave you vegans out! This drink is just too damn good! Coconut whipped cream tops off an almond milk and chocolate slushy delight. You could use coconut milk for the main…..

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Review of À la Mère de la Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner

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French culture is in my blood. My name, Dédé (pronounced DayDay) is French. My father lived in France for decades and was actually engaged by the OSS and later the CIA because he was an American who could speak French with no discernible foreign accent. I grew up with French language in our household, an…..

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Montélimar Nougat

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Making Classic Nougat at Home Look at this image – a perfect mosaic made from sugar and nuts. The combination of chewy nougat and crunchy nuts is a classic combo and easier to make a to home than you might imagine, as long as you have a reliable candy thermometer. Pay heed to the temperatures…..

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Calissons

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Calissons: An Unusual but Classic French Confection to Make at Home   I first tasted Calissons near Lyons when I was visiting France at age 13. I thought they were odd, but then again I didn’t like marzipan when I was young and now I find it addictive. They are chewy, with a slight crunch…..

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Adapting Recipes for Various Size Muffin Tins

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Make Your Muffins Any Size You Like With These Tips Muffin tins come in a variety of sizes these days. So how do you adapt a standard muffin recipe to a bigger or smaller tin? It’s all about volume. So use those 10th grade geometry lessons to figure out the answer. Each cavity in a…..

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Bertinet Sweet Pastry

Bertinet Sweet Pastry

A Version of Sweet Pastry from Famed European Chef, Richard Bertinet This pastry is used in both the Mascarpone Cheesecakes as well as the Chocolate Cherry Tart both from Pastry, by French chef Richard Bertinet. Being the teacher that he is, he gives us these very helpful guidelines about all the different ways to use the pastry. His cookery school’s site is jam-packed…..

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How to Pit Cherries

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How to Pit Cherries with Household Tools Eating cherries and spitting out the pits is one way to remove the pits but when we are making pie or fruit salad we need to get those pits out of the way in a cleaner, more organized way. There are machines, some semi-automated like the one below, which attaches…..

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Easy Chocolate Curls

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Make Chocolate Curls with a Vegetable Peeler I like chocolate in my desserts, under and on my desserts. The easiest way to make chocolate curls is with a block of chocolate and a vegetable peeler. It is all about having a sharp peeler and a block of chocolate that is the right temperature. Too cold…..

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Frozen Hot Chocolate (also called Frrrozen Hot Chocolate)

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Make the Famous Frozen Hot Chocolate at Home I grew up in NYC drinking the famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity on the Upper East Side. This place – it was really more than a restaurant as it also had tons of nick-knacks and bric-a-brac for sale – was known for this drink served in…..

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Raspberry Nectarine Clafoutis

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The Classic French Clafoutis is Easy to Make Clafoutis is a classic mid-summer French dessert that typically features cherries. The cherries are often added pit and all, as the pits are said the lend flavor. A clafoutis is a custardy, homespun dessert that also works well as a brunch dish. Here I have combined two…..

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