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Pastry Cream – An Essential Recipe

Vanilla Pastry Cream is used it to fill cream puffs or eclairs. But that’s just the beginning. One vanilla custard recipe, so many possibilities. In a professional pastry kitchen we don’t reinvent the wheel for every single dish. We have a repertoire of what I’m calling, “essential recipes”.  There is no need to have a …

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Crème Anglaise – An Essential Recipe

Crème Anglaise, the classic custard sauce, is versatile and can be flavored a million different ways. This is a great basic recipe to have on hand. It can elevate an ordinary dessert into a special presentation. Crème Anglaise is one of those recipes that every pastry chef knows how to make and uses over and …

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Rum Raisin Bread Pudding with Grains of Paradise

Bread pudding is pure comfort food, it’s the fuzzy slippers of desserts. This Rum Raisin Bread Pudding features not only raisins and rum, but grated apples for moisture and flavor, cinnamon and nutmeg for warm spice, and a surprise ingredient you may never have heard of –  Grains of Paradise. The basics of bread pudding are simple, …

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