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5 tips for baking and storing fruitcakes

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5 tips for baking and storing fruitcakes

The festive season is here and that means it is time to start baking those fruitcakes. A fruitcake is the perfect family treat during the festive season, although they can be daunting to bake.   The traditional fruitcake is made from dried, candied fruits and peels, with just enough alcohol-infused batter to hold its shape. Award-winning author and baker, Grace Stevens said fruit cakes date back two thousand years and the Egyptians made fruit cakes to place in tombs for their loved ones to eat in the afterlife. She said for a cake to be considered a fruit cake, the fruit...

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Tips for Making Perfect, Top Chef Canada

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Tips for Making Perfect, Top Chef Canada

Perfecting pro-level pasta at home may seem like a daunting feat but we’ve got you covered with these tips from Top Chef Canada’s recent pasta-making elimination plus a few recipes to get you started in your own kitchen. From soft and supple gnocchi to tender ravioli, this advice from professional kitchens will get you rolling in no time. The Best Flour For Homemade Pasta The lucky cheftestants got to work with freshly milled flour from urban mill Brodflour but chances are you’ll have to settle for supermarket flour. Nonetheless a few wise choices will help your success rate when making pasta....

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Fill Your Bread Basket With Ina Garten’s Mini Brioche Rolls

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Fill Your Bread Basket With Ina Garten’s Mini Brioche Rolls

The Barefoot Contessa’s warm, comforting mini brioche rolls may be a little more time-consuming than what you’re accustomed to when baking, but they’re well worth the wait once you take a bite of these melt-in-your-mouth gems. Perfect for a special occasion or to make-ahead for a mid-day snack, Ina Garten’s mini brioche rolls are bursting with flavor. Ina Garten’s Mini Brioche Rolls Total Time: 12 hours, 5 minutesYields: 20 rolls Ingredients: 1/2 cup warm water (110 to 120 degrees F)1 package dried yeast3 Tbsp sugar6 extra-large eggs, at room temperature4 1/2 cups unbleached flour2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted...

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These Comforting Sweet Potato Blondies Will Defeat Your Winter Blues

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These Comforting Sweet Potato Blondies Will Defeat Your Winter Blues

Traditional blondies get a comforting, cold-weather twist with the addition of sweet potato. fudgy squares can easily be made vegan-friendly by swapping in a few simple ingredients. And the addition of chopped pecans kick things up a notch, adding a nice crunch and a decadent touch. Feel free to sub in different nuts, toffee bits or anything else you might be craving. Tip: serve warm to keep you toasty during blustery winter nights. Sweet Potato Blondies Prep Time: 45 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 75 minutesServings: 12 Ingredients: Blondie Base⅔ cup unsalted butter (or vegan butter)1 cup light brown sugar, packed1 large egg (or vegan...

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RECIPE BLUEBERRY ALMOND STREUSEL MUFFINS

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RECIPE BLUEBERRY ALMOND STREUSEL MUFFINS

The standard strategy utilized for making biscuits is known as the Muffin Method. This formula is made utilizing a similar strategy I use when blending cakes. Subsequently, these Blueberry Almond Muffins are progressively similar to an espresso cake instead of a frail bodied biscuit. They're the Arnold Schwarzenegger of biscuits, actually. WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE THESE BLUEBERRY ALMOND MUFFINS? First of all, you'll need a biscuit tin to prepare the biscuits in. In the event that you are a fanatic of darker, crunchier biscuits (no biscuit wrap or liner), you'll just need dish oil. Since I love a...

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