Raspberry Soufflé

You know what I remember about learning to make fruit soufflés in culinary school? EASY PEASY. That’s right. No fussing with chocolate sauce, cheese sauce or English custard. Just whip egg whites and fold in a base of fruit puree mixed with sugar and egg yolks and bake. DONE. So over the holidays I brushedContinue reading “Raspberry Soufflé”

Black Friday Pot Pie 2020

All I care about on Thanksgiving is having turkey pot pie on Black Friday…or Cyber Monday if I don’t get around to it right away. Whether I’m at home or cooking at the restaurant, I always make (and eat) a pot pie from leftover Thanksgiving turkey. If you plan your Thanksgiving meal right, you canContinue reading “Black Friday Pot Pie 2020”

Get Flaky with “Fraisage”

The key to getting a flaky pie crust without the addition of shortening or any chemical cheats is a french technique known as fraisage. It is used to blend the dough after all the ingredients have been cut together.  Traditionally, it is performed by using the heel of your hand to smear the dough littleContinue reading “Get Flaky with “Fraisage””

All Butter Pie Crust

Pie crust is made actually made up of tiny particles of fat each encased in a dough of flour and water (or another liquid).   It is this combination of flour and water that actually makes the dough elastic enough to roll.  Problems arise if the butter gets too soft while you are cutting the ingredientsContinue reading “All Butter Pie Crust”