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  1. miss jane

    Trouble with "chunky" butter in laminated dough

    Thanks for the info.  Will try creaming the butter with a paddle.  Our basic croissant procedure is:  Mix the dough and let it ferment in the cooler overnight.  Roll in the butter the next day doing 3 single folds (not counting rolling in the butter).  Form the next day. 
  2. miss jane

    Trouble with "chunky" butter in laminated dough

    Oh, I would love to use Plugra or another high butter fat butter.  I don't think that's going to happen for cost reasons.  I think I'll work with making the butter soft and uniform as possible, adding flour and then chilling.  I'll check out the Ciril Hirtz book.  Thanks.
  3. miss jane

    Trouble with "chunky" butter in laminated dough

    Yes, we've changed brands.  I'm going to ask our purchaser to find out the fat content.  Thanks.
  4. miss jane

    Trouble with "chunky" butter in laminated dough

    I've noticed that lately I can't get a uniform butter block for laminated doughs.  I add 10% flour to unsalted butter and a splash of lemon juice and use a dough hook to make a pliable mixture, but some of the butter remains in solid chips and, therefore, doesn't laminate nicely.  Anyone else...
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    Can't get roll-in butter smooth for laminated doughs

    I've noticed that lately I can't get a uniform butter block for laminated doughs.  I add 10% flour to unsalted butter and a splash of lemon juice and use a dough hook to make a pliable mixture, but some of the butter remains in solid chips and, therefore, doesn't laminate nicely.  Anyone else...
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  7. miss jane

    Starbucks Vanilla Cupcake Frosting

    Hey, thanks, you guys. I got kind of lost for awhile. But lemon juice is the ticket, it adds that little zing of sour tartness. I think cream cheese or sour cream would be too perishable for the Starbucks case. Thanks again.
  8. miss jane

    Starbucks Vanilla Cupcake Frosting

    I posted this on the Professional Pastry Chef forum as well. I was just curious if anyone knew anything about Starbucks Vanilla Cupcakes. The cupcake itself is nothing special--just a solid yellow cake--but the frosting is very good. It has vanilla bean in it and tastes slightly sour. The...
  9. miss jane

    strawberry pie

    Thanks, even stephen. The wild strawberry jello is surprisingly good. I think this is what my client wants. This recipe worked well for me: Wild Strawberry Jello Pie Prebaked Pie Crust 1-9" IQF Strawberries 8 oz Water 1 1/2 C. Sugar...
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    what to do with extra chocolate cake crumbs

    If you make pastries as well as cakes, leftover choc cake crumbs make a killer danish filling. This recipe is from Wayne Gisslen's Professional Baking. Sugar 1 lb Cocoa Powder 6 oz Choc Cake Crumbs 3 lb Eggs 4 oz Melted Butter 6 oz Vanilla...
  11. miss jane

    i have a coconut cake....

    If you want to go really exotic, try a passionfruit buttercream. Beranbaum's Cake Bible has a good recipe. You make a passionfruit curd and mix it into buttercream. I use Italian Buttercream and make the curd with Boiron puree.
  12. miss jane

    strawberry pie

    Thanks, mudbug, this sounds good. I will try it. Do you have any idea on the shelf life for this? Of course, I wouldn't want to hold it for days, but would overnight be alright?
  13. miss jane

    strawberry pie

    Thanks, I also just found a thread from 2001 discussing this issue. I had entered strawberry pie in search previously, but didn't see the 2001 thread until I made my post. Am I doing my search incorrectly?
  14. miss jane

    What do you guys think of KopyKake!???

    Shannon's cakes look great. I am picking my jaw up from the floor. You are saying that these were done with Kopycake? The images are edible ink on rice paper that is glued to fondant? I know I have clients who will want this at least for a display cake. But the question of how it tastes is...
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    strawberry pie

    Hi, I am having trouble getting fresh strawberry pie to set up. I have a client who wants to serve pies like her grandmother's at her wedding. She gave me her grandmother's recipe for Strawberry Pie that calls for strawberry jello and alot of sugar. Strawberry juice, cornstarch, sugar and...
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    My first post

    Hello, everyone! I am joining this forum because, even though I've been in the business for over 20 years, I still have questions. I hope that maybe I can even answer some of yours. Thanks
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