Danish Pastry

Danish Pastry Prep 2 h Cook 8 m Ready In 3 h 8 m Recipe By:Cindy “Rich buttery flaky dough that turns pastries into a sinful delight. Worth the effort and extra work involved.” Ingredients 2 cups unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons salt 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 8 cups all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon almond extract Directions In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 2/3 cup of flour. Divide into 2 equal parts, and roll each half between 2 … Continue reading Danish Pastry

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Prep 15 m Cook 12 m Ready In 55 m Recipe By:PANTHERA “I modified Beatrice’s Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I’ve never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother’s recipe away.” Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups quick-cooking oats 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions … Continue reading Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal, Chocolate, and Walnut Cookies

Photo by: Photo: Oxmoor House Oatmeal, Chocolate, and Walnut Cookies Chewy oatmeal and crunchy walnuts can completely transform the typical lunch box chocolate chip cookie, adding new flavors and texture while subtly increasing the cookie’s nutritional value. Yield: Serves 39 (serving size: 1 cookie) Print Ingredients 2.3 ounces brown rice flour (about 1/2 cup) 1.3 ounces white rice flour (about 1/4 cup) 1.3 ounces potato starch (about 1/4 cup) 1.15 ounces cornstarch (about 1/4 cup) 1 cup certified gluten-free quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar … Continue reading Oatmeal, Chocolate, and Walnut Cookies

Pastry Cream for Pies

Pastry Cream for Pies Prep 30 m Cook 30 m Ready In 1 h Recipe By:Jackie “A thick egg custard that has many uses. Spread this in a baked pie shell and cover with fresh fruit.” Ingredients 1 cup milk 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions In a small saucepan, Heat milk to boiling point and remove from the heat. In a heatproof mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until smooth. Gradually add the granulated sugar and continue beating until pale yellow. Beat in the flour. Pour the … Continue reading Pastry Cream for Pies

Making the Puff (pastry), the old fashion way.

Making the Puff (pastry), the old fashion way. Classic Pastry, room 302 with Chef Hernandez. Day 1, I went into this class not very excited about my baking education. I was kind of deflated (if you will) in fundamentals, I suppose due to lack of challenge and new content. I also knew little about my chef, just that she was young and new to the school. Well I was pretty pleasantly surprised. So far, she seems nice enough, although it is quite different to have a young chef. Today was a very relaxed easy day. Our chef demoed how to … Continue reading Making the Puff (pastry), the old fashion way.


B’stilla Prep 30 m Cook 1 h Ready In 1 h 30 m Recipe By:flute “A delicious chicken pie with a subtle difference – found on my travels in the Middle East and North Africa. Makes a good buffet dish. Make sure bouillon is strongly flavored.” Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules 2 cups hot water 3 eggs 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons white sugar 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup butter, melted Directions Preheat oven to 360 degrees … Continue reading B’stilla

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers

Easy Pumpkin Turnovers Prep 30 m Cook 15 m Ready In 1 h 15 m Recipe By:SaraSunshine “These turnovers are easy to do, and everyone I’ve made them for has loved them. I use store-bought puff pastry for the convenience. I also like a lot of spices, but you can cut back if you don’t.” Ingredients 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed Directions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix pumpkin, brown … Continue reading Easy Pumpkin Turnovers


Koulibiaka Prep 30 m Cook 55 m Ready In 1 h 55 m Recipe By:Logan B “Most devout Russian Orthodox families ate no meat during Lent, and this salmon dish was enjoyed especially to celebrate on Easter. This recipe can also be made ‘family-style’ by using one whole 24-ounce salmon fillet to make one large Koulibiaka.” Ingredients For the Pilaf: 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice 1 cup chicken broth salt and pepper to taste Sauce: 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup butter 4 … Continue reading Koulibiaka

Strawberry Cream Cheese Clouds

Strawberry Cream Cheese Clouds Prep 25 m Cook 20 m Ready In 45 m Recipe By:Michelle “This is a heavenly dessert. It is light and fluffy just like a cloud. Absolutely no one will be able to resist this. Trust me.” Ingredients 2 (10 ounce) packages puff pastry shells 2 pounds fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon white sugar 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups heavy cream Directions Bake the frozen pastry shells as instructed on the box. Each box contains six pastry shells. Using two boxes, all twelve will fit on … Continue reading Strawberry Cream Cheese Clouds

Meat Pie, Southern Version

Meat Pie, Southern Version Ready In 1 h 40 m Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, finely diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small carrot, finely chopped 1 large baking potato, peeled and finely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce salt-free seasoning blend to taste salt and pepper to taste 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup hot water 2 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg yolk … Continue reading Meat Pie, Southern Version