Sunshine Semlor

Sunshine Semlor Recipe By:Gaylabaughman “This is recipe for an authentic Swedish semla made by my friend Louise Vernerstrom from Falun, Sweden. Semlor are pastries that were originally exclusively eaten on Fat Tuesday. However, they are so good that that tradition has changed drastically. Many serve it all year round.” Ingredients Rolls: 5 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups almond milk (heated to 82 degrees F (28 degrees C)) 2/3 cup butter, melted 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 2 eggs 1 teaspoon ground cardamom Almond Paste Filling: 1/2 … Continue reading Sunshine Semlor

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry “This wonderful, light puff pastry is filled with melted Brie cheese. Serve with crackers on the side.” Ingredients 1/2 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 (8 ounce) wheel Brie cheese 1/4 cup sliced almonds Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan. Slice the wheel of Brie in half, horizontally, so that the halves are two, flatter wheels of Brie. Lay the puff pastry in the pie pan. Place half of the Brie (rind-side down) onto the pastry dough. Sprinkle almonds evenly over the … Continue reading Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

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

Schweine Ohren (Pig’s Ears)

Schweine Ohren (Pig’s Ears) “This cookie is also known as Palmiers. The easy way to make these is to buy ready made puff pastry from the freezer section of the market.” Ingredients 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 1/2 cups white sugar Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Unroll puff pastry sheets on a dry, lightly floured surface. Sheets should be about 1/2 cm thick. Spread sugar liberally over the entire surface of each sheet. Tightly roll or fold up the pastry from each … Continue reading Schweine Ohren (Pig’s Ears)

Strawberry Napoleons

Strawberry Napoleons Prep 25 m Cook 15 m Ready In 1 h Recipe By:PESTANO “This delicious, attractive, and (most importantly) super-easy puff pastry recipe can easily be made low-fat by using fat-free whipped topping and skim milk. This recipe should be enjoyed the same day for best results. Enjoy!” Ingredients 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling 1 cup cold 2% milk 1 1/2 cups non-dairy whipped topping, thawed 1/2 (17.25 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 pint fresh strawberries, thinly sliced 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). … Continue reading Strawberry Napoleons

Blitz Puff Pastry

Blitz Puff Pastry Prep 2 h Ready In 2 h Recipe By:FrancesC “Classical puff pastry has close to a thousand separate layers of butter and dough. Blitz puff pastry doesn’t puff as high, but it sure is easier to make at home!” Ingredients 1 1/4 cups cake flour 3 3/4 cups bread flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup white sugar 1 1/4 cups cold butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces 1 1/4 cups cold water 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Directions In a large bowl, stir together the cake flour, bread flour, salt and white sugar. Stir in the chunks … Continue reading Blitz Puff Pastry

Crispy Bacon Twists with Gouda and Apricot Preserves

Crispy Bacon Twists with Gouda and Apricot Preserves Prep 20 m Cook 45 m Ready In 1 h 5 m Recipe By:Smithfield(R) “Puff pastry strips spread with apricot preserves and sprinkled with shredded cheese are twisted with strips of bacon and baked until brown and crisp.” Ingredients 2 sheets frozen puff pastry dough, thawed 1 egg, beaten 1 cup apricot preserves or your favorite flavor 2 cups shredded Gouda cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 pounds Smithfield(R) Hometown Original Bacon Flour for dusting Nonstick cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two rimmed baking pans … Continue reading Crispy Bacon Twists with Gouda and Apricot Preserves