Category Archives: Pastry

Cracked Pepper Gougeres (Addictive Little Cheese Puffs)

I LOVE GOUGERES.  I also loving saying gougeres, but I realize that I’m typing this and you can’t hear me.  Otherwise you might hear me scream “GOUGERES GOUGERES GOUGERES!” over and over again for 3 hours.  Or actually, only 1 … Continue reading

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From Scratch Puff Pastry (with Ham and Cheese)

Puff pastry is known to be one of those intimidating foods, isn’t it?  I was certainly bracing myself for disaster when I tried making it today for the first time ever.  But after making it, I have to say, making … Continue reading

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Taming the Unruly Pie Crust

Yes, it’s time to devote an entire post to discuss pie crust.  Why?  1. Because a lot of people think it’s difficult and really, it’s not that bad.  2. Store bought pie crusts are yucky (they have hydrogenated oil and … Continue reading

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