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Focaccia from English Muffins

  "Now what do I do?" Suzen asked. It was rhetorical. She was standing with a large lump of baguette dough in her hand. Leftover dough. On yesterday's post, I noted that wonderful English muffins are made with baguette dough. But after those muffins have been cut out, there is dough left. Precious dough that…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Fancy Pantry by Helen Witty

Helen Witty was an editor for Cuisine and Food & Wine before venturing into the world of cookbook writing. Her first effort, written with Elizabeth Schneider Colchie, was Better Than Store-Bought. This 1979 book suggested that, for basic foods, you can do it yourself rather than buy. It was an early take on fresh and…

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Cookbook Review: The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Baking Bible is the latest bible from Rose. And it's wonderful, full of equisite desserts that will have you salivating, shopping and stirring.  And, Rose follows her pattern of giving very detailed step-by-step assistance for each of the 100 recipes detailed in almost 600 pages. It's a big, big book. My reivew has been posted…

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English Muffins from Tartine Bread

Everybody tells stories. They exaggerate. They may lie. It’s all part of life. When your spouse does, then you have to consider what to do. You can nod yes and let her think you believe her. You can make a face, but not say “no” to her, letting the face alone enough convey the message…

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