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Quick Note on Baking Cookies

At the request of a friend, I’m posting with a quick note about what to do when it comes time to take your cookie dough out of the mixing bowl and put it in the over. A few things to … Continue reading

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Special Report: Yeast and Kneading

Yeast is a type of unicellular fungus, and the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used to ferment sugars and produce the carbon dioxide needed to make bread rise. Related yeasts are used to ferment sugar into alcohol and to make soy … Continue reading

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Challah If You Knead Me

Introduction: Challah is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish bread, generally served with dinner on the sabbath and other holidays. It’s sweet and eggy, and is really great in sandwiches, as french toast, or as a side with dinner. Challah is the … Continue reading

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