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Impress-Your-Friends Baking

Jun. 9, 2009 6:33 pm 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2009 8:21 pm
A friend of mine recently bought a copy of Michael Ruhlman's new book, "Ratio." The premise is that, while technique is a huge part of cooking, everybody should have a dozen ratios up their sleeves—then they're halfway to knowing recipes for hundreds of dishes. Bread dough can become biscuit… MORE
One-Two-Three-Four Cake II: baked in two 8-inch pans
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Easiest, Most Delicious Meringue Buttercream - half batch, with chocolate & cocoa added
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Cake slice close-up
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Piece o' cake
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I'm a professionally trained baker/pastry chef and also, as a friend would say, an intrepid eater. My favorite foodie character in literature? Ben Gunn, the marooned pirate in "Treasure Island": "You mightn't happen to have a piece of cheese about you, now? No? Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese—toasted, mostly—and woke up again, and here I were."
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Laminated doughs. Elaborate dishes that require a day of prep work. Comfort foods, spicy foods, all kinds of food. (Although I am also happy eating a bowl of cereal.)
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