Recipe Skill Level: Moderate

Potato Gnocchi

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Italians have made and enjoyed gnocchi since ancient Roman times. The major difference is Roman gnocchi were made using wheat semolina since potatoes were not introduced to Europe until the 16th century. Today, most prepared (dried or frozen) and restaurant gnocchi are made using potatoes as the main ingredient. Spinach, ...

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Zucchini & Prosciutto Risotto

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Risotto originated in northern Italy and is now popular throughout Italy. Made using short grain arborio rice and parmesan, it has a creamy texture unlike any other rice recipe without the need for cream or any other sauce. Risotto is rarely offered on the menu of most Italian-American restaurants. Unlike ...

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Baklava

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Most Americans associate baklava with Greek cuisine since baklava is on the dessert menu at many Greek-American restaurants. Baklava, like marzipan, originated in the Middle East and eventually made its way to Europe. There are hundreds of recipes for baklava, this recipe is my favorite and popular with my friends. At ...

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Rolled Cakes

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Many recipes for rolled cakes require a 10 x 15 inch jellyroll pan. Unless you make a lot of rolled cakes or have a need for a smaller pan, many American kitchens do not have a jellyroll pan. I haven’t owned a jellyroll pan in over 30 years and rarely ...

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Better Than Brioche White Bread and Rolls

Better Than Brioche White Bread and Rolls

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Traditional brioche bread and rolls is made with lots of eggs which adds saturated fat and calories. This Better Than Brioche White Bread and Rolls recipe has only one egg, but produces soft sandwich bread and rolls/buns with a dark crust. This recipe is ideal for French Toast, sliced sandwich bread, ...

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Whole Wheat Potato Bread

Whole Wheat & Potato Bread

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This Whole Wheat & Potato Bread recipe uses whole wheat and white flour and instant potato to produce soft loaf bread, buns, and rolls superior to store bought breads and with no preservatives or chemical additives. Instructions are provided to make and kneed this bread dough using a stand mixer ...

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English Muffins

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If you make yeast breads, you can make English Muffins using a stand mixer, hand mixing and kneading, or food processor. This recipe includes stand mixer and hand kneading methods. Homemade English Muffins have a unique flavor unlike most store bought muffins, and little or no artificial ingredients or preservatives ...

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Homemade Raisin Bread

Raisin Bread Recipe


Raisin bread is a popular breakfast sweet bread. A 1-inch (25mm) slice of this raisin bread recipe has about 155 calories. Add a tablespoon of your favorite jam or preserves and cup of coffee or tea for a quick Continental breakfast. A slice of raisin bread and jam has about ...

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Lime Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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Lemon meringue pie is an American favorite. While tart lemons are generally used you can substitute Meyer lemons in this recipe for a milder lemon flavor. This Lemon meringue pie recipe is cool and refreshing with a hint of tartness, a light airy meringue, firm lemony filling, and flakey crust. ...

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Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs and Eclairs


Cream puffs and eclairs are a rich, elegant desert that’s relatively simple to make. The shells are made with flour, water, butter or full-fat margarine and eggs. Do not use reduced fat margarines or butter spreads. Fat content of butter or margarine must be at least 80 percent. The filling can be a ...

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