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  1. 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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    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...
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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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