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STEAMED MATCHA CUSTARD | Matcha Maiden. Jamie's Home Cooking Skills. This is a classic cake recipe that is perfect for birthdays, special occasions or simply for afternoon tea. I've used strawberry jam and fresh strawberries because I love the taste, but feel free to use raspberries or blackberries instead, or even a mixture of all three. serves 10 Ingredients for the sponge• 225g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing • 225g self-raising flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting • 225g caster sugar • 4 large eggs, preferably free-range or organic • 1 lemon for the filling• 250g fresh strawberries • 1 vanilla pod • 150g good-quality strawberry jam • 150ml double cream • 1 tablespoon caster sugar • icing sugar, for dusting To make your sponge • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4 • Grease the bottom and sides of two 20cm sandwich cake tins with butter • Line the base of each tin with greaseproof paper, then dust the sides lightly with flour To bake your sponge To make your filling and finish the cake.

Bing Bread Recipe. Onion Naan Recipe. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until an instant-read thermometer registers 100°. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk in yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Whisk 3 1/2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl to blend. Add yeast mixture, onion, yogurt, and 2 tablespoons ghee. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Punch down dough and divide into 10 pieces. Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat. DO AHEAD: Naan dough can be made 4 hours before shaping. Gougères. Roasted Potato Bread Recipe. Chocolate-Cinnamon “Babkallah” Recipe. Dough Heat milk in a small saucepan until warm. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in yeast; let sit until foamy, 5–10 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks, vanilla, and ½ cup butter. Add sugar, salt, and 3 cups flour; mix until a shaggy dough forms. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until supple, smooth, and no longer shiny, 5–10 minutes.

Transfer to a large buttered bowl. Filling and assembly Mix chocolate, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into three portions. Place logs, seam side down, side by side on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350°. Adare Manor Scones Recipe. 12 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day Slideshow.

Hazelnut Butter and Coffee Meringues Recipe. Oat and Pistachio Sandies Recipe. Cinnamon-Date Buns Recipe. Chocolate-Rye Crumb Cake Recipe. Tutorial: How to Make a Buche de Noel. Making the Perfect Panettone, the Everest of Holiday Baking. For every pastry chef developing a recipe, there comes a moment when the thing standing between perfection and total disaster finally steps into the light. For pastry chef Matt Tinder, that moment came four years ago in the kitchen at San Francisco’s Coi, when he pulled his second loaf of panettone out of the oven, flipped it upside down to keep it from deflating, and watched it implode. The first had come out surprisingly well, but now with this one, three days of work lay in crumbs on the floor. He studied the uneven pockets of air in the underdone center, and it was abundantly clear. The thing gone wrong was the yeast. Without extremely lively yeast, panettone is essentially a bad fruitcake­—­dense, sickeningly sweet, and not a pretty sight.

Tinder bakes 10 panettone at a time. Yeast’s hungry consumption of sugars and subsequent burping of carbon dioxide create a network of caverns in otherwise very dense dough. Going to the Source Massari’s panettone lived up to the hype. Salted-Butter Apple Galette with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe. Place a rack in middle of oven and preheat to 375°. Place butter in a small saucepan and scrape in vanilla seeds; add pod. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until butter foams, then browns (be careful not to burn), 5–8 minutes. Remove pan from heat and remove pod. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a rough 14x10” rectangle about ⅛” thick (alternatively, roll out into a 12” round). Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Beat egg with 1 tsp. water in a small bowl and brush crust with egg wash. Beat cream in a medium bowl to medium-soft peaks. DO AHEAD: Galette can be baked 2 days ahead. How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream. We love whipped cream.

Is there any dessert that a dollop of this creamy, dreamy stuff can’t improve? But here’s what we love even more than whipped cream: Homemade whipped cream. Sure, the aerosol can stuff is good for squirting directly into your mouth while standing in front of an open fridge. But nothing dresses a pie quite like the homemade version, which is silkier and richer. It’s also easy to make at home. It’s just not strawberry shortcake without the whipped cream. 1. 2. 3. 4. Not a fan of white sugar? Rhubarb shortcakes are sweet; your whipped cream needn’t be. 5. If you do choose to beat by hand, make sure you have the right tool for the job: A large balloon whisk will properly incorporate air into the cream. If you take it too far, just add in a drizzle of un-whipped cream and incorporate it in. 6. This maple whipped cream is the stuff dreams are made of.

Cornbread with Caramelized Apples and Onions Recipe. How to Make Lavender Shortbread, the Loveliest Holiday Dessert. These deceptively simple lavender shortbread wreaths will rule your next cookie swap. See below for how to pull them off. Get the recipe: Lavender Shortbread with Fruits, Flowers, and Herbs The Star On Top Upgrade from those Technicolor sugars in the back of the cupboard. Vibrant toppers like edible dried flowers, festive candied herbs, and colorful freeze-dried fruits dress up any cookie—especially our Lavender Shortbread. They’re easy to find, too. Most of the items above can be bought in the baking or tea aisles of well-stocked supermarkets. Sunken apple and honey cake. There are recipes on my Cook This list that I’ve been plotting for years but take forever to jump from that place where they’re a rough idea of how I think something might taste good and how I’ll make that happen.

There are items on the list which are just the names of dishes I haven’t tried yet and want to learn more about. And there are recipes that make me kick myself every time I see them because how have we not made a good hearty tortilla soup here yet? And where is that Russian napoleon I’ve been promising you? But this here is none of the above. Exactly one month ago, someone emailed me (hi Angela!) What it was is adorable. I realize that for some people “relentlessly cute,” i.e. the cake version of a viral video of a kitten scared of a skittering ball of yarn, is not the primary thing they’re looking for in a cake. Thank you: To everyone who came out Word on the Street in Toronto yesterday. Serves 8 in standard wedges, up to 12 in thinner ones Heat oven: To 350°F.