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How to make raclette

I'm looking for a certain product. Its use is similar to a fondue cooker except that you use little frying pans and the food is cooked from the top and botto...

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Troubleshooting homemade pasta

I am having trouble making noodles. I made them for years and they were fine. Now when I make them, they are tough. I do not use a machine. I do knead them a...

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How do you make pasta by machine?

Many years ago someone gave me an Italian pasta making machine. There are plenty of shops near where I live that sell really good pasta, so I just put it in ...

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Hungarian tarhonya/pasta

My Hungarian grandmother used to make a dried pasta called tarhonya, basically a mixture of flour and eggs (not sure if they’re whole or only yolks). Do you ...

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Recipe for fluffy dumplings

I need a recipe for good, fluffy dumplings. The last ones my mother made were tough, heavy and chewy. Any recipes or secrets?

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Success with pie crusts

I have had the worst experience making pie crusts. No matter what recipe I use – and I follow them to the "T" – it never comes out right. Either the crust is...

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Can you build an edible castle for school?

I’m in 7th grade and for my history class I have to build a castle, and my family and I wondered about building an edible castle, but we really don’t know wh...

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Pastry for a pot pie

Could you please give a recipe for pastry for a chicken and vegetable pie?

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Homemade almond paste

I'm desperately looking for a recipe to make almond paste – the old fashioned way, NOT store bought.

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Baking soft cookies

What is the secret to thick, cake-like, soft cookies, à la Mrs. Field? Mine seem to spread in the oven. Is it the flour? eggs? shortening (butter vs. margari...

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Baking with spelt flour

Is there a secret to using whole spelt flour in bread baking? I've tried substituting it for whole wheat in several bread recipes. I also tried adding gluten...

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