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Entries from December 2009

Guest Blog Post: Ingeborg Simpson

December 16th, 2009 · 17 Comments

The Scottish Empire Biscuits traditionally have maraschino cherries on top (either halved or quartered, and usually made a bit bigger), however, I didn’t have any maraschino cherries, and quite frankly, I don’t like it too much, as the cherry liquid, even after drying them, always gets into the icing.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · cookies · Desserts · Guest Blog Post · Holidays · Recipes

Bûchettes de Noël

December 15th, 2009 · 18 Comments

The name of these cookies derived from the “ettes” meaning little logs, and is a miniature version of the classic cake, but made with a cocoa infused meringue.

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Tags: Desserts · Holidays · Recipes

Meringue Mushrooms

December 14th, 2009 · 18 Comments

This recipe calls for superfine sugar, which is not the same as powdered sugar, but granulated sugar that is of a finer grain than normal sugar.

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Tags: Baking · Desserts · Holidays · Recipes

Christmas Wreath Cookies

December 11th, 2009 · 20 Comments

In particular since I did not get any formal pastry or dessert training other than one introductory class in 1983 during my apprenticeship, most of my baking has been self taught or from cookbooks, such as Rose’s. Apprentices are given the choice of going the culinary route or the pastry route, thus I chose the culinary route.

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Tags: Baking · Desserts · Recipes

Smoked Seafood Salad

December 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

The smoked scallops are like eating popcorn, just give me a bowl and I could eat several pounds of these tasty morsels.

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Tags: Appetizers · Columns Hotel · Recipes · Salads · Seafood