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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    Fantastic advice! Thanks a lot. We will test this and I'll post next week with results.
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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    Thanks! I have easy access to 100gr vinegar, but I assume we'll have to adjust the soda/powder to maintain our rise. We bake in 16" pullman loaf pans (strapped 3 together, from bakedeco.com/dept.asp?id=110). Do you have a rough idea of the amount of vinegar I should be testing (per pan or amt...
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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    The freezer at the facility is a large walk-in. We use the regular freezer and also a quick-freeze one (maybe that's the blast?). There are a lot of companies sharing the space so the door is opened many times a day, but it's always very cold when I go in. The quick freeze is always painfully...
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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    They are always freezing cold when we cut and wrap. Anyone use UV light? I'm thinking about a 10 min UV bath after they're sliced.
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    airbrushing with luster dust

    Sorry, I assumed we were talking about edible decorations. RV1129? Are your products food grade?
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    My pralines came out too hard

    Paul Prudhomme has a great tip in one of his early books: when the mixture makes strings on the side of the bowl it's ready (I use the cook, cool and beat method). I have always tested temps, and the only perfect pralines I've ever made have been when I stopped at his "string" stage. I'll see...
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    airbrushing with luster dust

    A cake decorating book will give you lots of ideas for piping over fondant. I don't do that myself (an aversion to fondant!), but even Wilton can help you in that regard. Check their website and call them; they are very helpful. Australian and British cake books are generally filled with...
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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    Thanks Iamone. If it's warm I turn on the A/C in the car while I'm delivering, but when it gets to the place with no A/C they probably do sweat. We generally slice multiple loaves of the same type at once without cleaning between loaves. But we use clean knives before slicing a different type...
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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    Actually, I AM the delivery person! For both orders (different weeks) we baked the day before, wrapped that morning, I delivered and the stuff had green spots 48 hours later. The slices generally sell out before I return, or I take away the few that are left. One store was up to 8 dozen a...
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    de-seeding raspberries

    For a small number of raspberries we use a tamis and scrape it through with a plastic bowl scraper or a spatula. For a lot of raspberries nothing (but nothing!) beats a Kitchenaid food mill attachment. We use the method described by Rose Levy Beranbaum in "The Cake Bible". We use her...
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    Mold on Tea Bread Slices! Help!

    Hello All We make a line of tea breads: banana, carrot, zucchini, etc. We have sold whole loaves for a long time and started selling wrapped slices about 2 months ago. They sell very well and some local natural foods stores have started carrying them. They generally last 10 days. The...
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    Bakery Supply in Bronx/Westchester?

    Thanks! Great refs. I'll stop into a couple.
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    Bakery Supply in Bronx/Westchester?

    Months ago I saw a post here on ChefTalk mentioning a local supplier that "everyone" in NYC uses for pie and cake boxes and general bakery/restaurant supplies. I think it was in the Bronx? All of a sudden I am driving into NYC tomorrow (Friday June 22) and I can't find that post anywhere. I...
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    Pie Press Crust Recipe?

    Thanks Raz!! I'll have access to the machine at the end of next week; I'll post the results
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