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Homemade pasta is cheap, easy and delicious I usually reserve homemade pasta for weekend nights when I have the time to leisurely knead the dough, let it rest, and roll it out by hand. But for quicker turnaround times, a food processor and a hand-cranked pasta machine make quick work of the task. [...]
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How to make a summery spiced chocolate ganache tart with fresh berries Pulse briefly until the butter is about the size of peas. Transfer the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk the egg and drizzle it over the ingredients. Mix the ingredients by hand to form a cohesive dough. Knead the dough briefly then wrap with [...]
How to make pasta There's a myth surrounding the question of how to make pasta in the best way, that it's somehow a tricky recipe. We asked celebrity chef Theo Randall to share his secrets for how to make pasta dough in the easiest way and he happily obliged. Here Theo [...]
The best stand mixer A good stand mixer will make your baking (and cooking) life a lot easier. If you bake regularly and have been struggling with a low-grade stand mixer, an aging hand-me-down from a relative, or a hand mixer , you might want to consider upgrading. A [...]
Tim Stewart of Rockin’ S Farms likes growing pumpkins: Jack o’ Lantern pumpkins both big and little, peanut pumpkins (the variety called ‘Galeux d’Eysine’ with its distinctive peanut-like growths all over the skin), Cinderella pumpkins (‘Rouge... Pumpkins are good keepers so you don’t have to deal with them right away. Enjoy them for their decorative qualities but then be sure to enjoy them for their eating qualities as well. Keep them on a porch, out of direct sun and you can keep them for a long, long time. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, butter and 2 teaspoons salt. Once everything is very cold, move the bowl to the stand mixer and fit the mixer with the flat paddle.
MARTINSVILLE – Don’t hesitate to tackle baking bread, encouraged baker Darla Main-Schneider, because making it is not as hard as people think. Main-Schneider has run Rising Sun Breads for eight years. She recently gave a program on bread-baking recently at the Martinsville Library. “Bread is a very simple product, very basic,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what kind” of flour is used, she said, adding that, however, she prefers Lindley Mills’ organic flour from North Carolina and King Arthur. She uses sea salt instead of iodized salt, which she called “too fine. The only tools needed, apart from a mixing bowl and baking pan, are a cutting tool and scale, to cut and weigh equal-sized pieces of dough if you want to make rolls, she said.
This turkey hand pie recipe is a fantastic way to incorporate all of those leftover thanksgiving dishes piled up in your refrigerator. The exact amount of each vegetable is flexible based off of what you may have on hand. As long as you have a creamy base, you should really be able to make any combination and amount of turkey, squash, potatoes, corn, peas, carrots… and even stuffing works! Pin this for later!Ingredients6 to 8 thin, small pieces of pie crust (we used mini tart pans for these...
The holidays can be an especially sweet time of year, particularly for those of us who love to bake. Timeless as the holiday cookie ritual may be — combining butter and sugar with eggs and flour, shaping and baking — there is magic behind this simple chemistry. Because traditions adapt with time, our cookies reflect this evolution as we tweak flavorings, add ingredients and merge customs. If anything, this makes our baking even more important. These handmade gifts are crucial and comforting,...
Ace the festivities with this Greek traditionWith the festive season hot on our heels, it's time to switch things up in the kitchen . We're talking less chocolate, more spices. After all, nothing says Christmas better than a generous dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Haven't got a clue where to start? Founder of Firebake, Konstantino Blokbergen has just the perfect recipe for you. Hand these Greek "Melomakarona" — otherwise known as Christmas honey cookies — out to put your dinner party (and...
On cold days I like to bake. So it's an understatement to say I've been baking a lot this winter. I've even found excuses to cook things in the oven that normally do just fine on the stove-top or microwave.Any excuse to turn on the oven and knock the chill off the kitchen is fine by me.My kitchen, for some reason -- it could be the drafty, 100-year-old windows on two sides, the weatherstripping-less door my dogs demand I open and close seemingly nonstop or my penny-pinching thermostat setting...