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Sweet Cheese Strudel. Make the dough Put the flour and salt in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

Sweet Cheese Strudel

Mix the oil, vinegar, and 7 Tbs. water in a measuring cup. With the mixer on low speed, add the liquid to the bowl and mix to form a soft dough that cleans the sides of the bowl. If the dough seems stiff, add a bit more water, 1 Tbs. at a time; if it’s too loose, add more flour, 1 Tbs. at a time. Switch to the dough hook. Gather the dough into a ball, put it on a plate, and lightly oil the top of the dough. Make the filling Heat 3 Tbs. of the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.

Using a silicone spatula, work the cheese through a medium-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Beat the remaining 5 Tbs. butter in a large bowl with a hand-held electric mixer on medium-high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. In another medium bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Stretch the dough Lightly flour your hands and forearms. Victuals. How to Make Pastry Cream. Previous image Next image My baking instructor in culinary school described pastry cream as "the most outrageously decadent pudding you will ever eat.

How to Make Pastry Cream

" And she's totally right. While I could certainly eat it by the spoonful, pastry cream is really intended as a filling for things like cream puffs, éclairs, and Boston Cream Cupcakes. Here's how to make it at home. The formula for making pastry cream is just that: a formula. The sugar lab. Chef! Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Funnel Cakes. I am all in favor of making things from scratch.

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Funnel Cakes

I don’t shy away from complicated recipes, and I love the challenge of coming up with new and creative dishes. That being said I don’t always have the time for all that, and it nice to be able whip up something delicious without investing much time. I don’t use many mixes but one mix I do use on a regular basis is the King Arthur Gluten-Free Pancake Mix. In my house we take waffles very seriously. Before we had kids I used to make a waffle brunch almost every Sunday. So what does this have to do with funnel cakes? I am calling these funnel cakes, but they are more like funnel cake flavored fritters. Since I thought other people might also want a quick and easy way to enjoy the oil of Chanukah this is my addition to this month’s Kosher Connection linkup. Desserts. Learn to bake 6 different holiday cookies at our Italian Baking Workshop: Sweets for The Holidays.

Desserts

I have such a good time baking, and I love sharing my creations with friends and family. This brand new Italian baking workshop is my way of inviting into my kitchen for a fun-filled afternoon of holiday baking, during which you'll not only learn to bake six very different, and very delectable, sweets... you'll get to taste them all, and bring some home for your loved ones to enjoy. We'll bake buttery morsels from Sicily, stuffed with dried figs and nuts plumped in Marsala wine; anise-kissed white wine taralli, shaped like tiny pretzels, so good dunked in sweet wine; addictively crisp hazelnut biscotti from Piedmont; jam-filled pecan cookies that melt in the mouth; Calabria's famous fig biscotti, laced with cinnamon and orange zest; and delicate cornmeal cookies from the Veneto.

8 Sandwich Cookie Recipes to Make for the Holidays. Nutty Biscotti: Keep it or give it! Technique-Basic. Making the Creamiest Rice Pudding. Creamy, vanilla-scented, soothing, and satisfying, rice pudding is one of my all-time-favorite comfort foods.

Making the Creamiest Rice Pudding

And I know I'm not alone. Just the mention of rice pudding elicits more "oohs," "mmms," and "aaahs" than other desserts seem to. (When I was testing recipes for this story, quite a few more neighbors than usual offered to come take the leftovers off my hands.) Yet rice pudding can be downright awful when not made the right way. 10 Ultimate Summer Popsicle Recipes! How to Make Baklava Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. Baklava is one of those desserts that has a reputation for difficulty, but is actually surprisingly easy to make.

How to Make Baklava Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

I suspect this is because working with phyllo dough always seems tricky, but if you follow a few very simple tips, it's really not — and the results are addictive. Read on for how to make a pan of sticky, sweet, buttery, flaky, nutty baklava! Pot au Chocolat with Fleur de Sel. Recipe: Not Your Mother's Snickerdoodles. It "mayo" not be easy to improve on snickerdoodles, but this mayonnaise-infused recipe does it.

Recipe: Not Your Mother's Snickerdoodles

I recommend making it with the candy tucked inside (see note at the bottom). Doreen McCallister/NPR Makes 2 dozen cookies 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup granulated sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda Cinnamon sugar, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees.