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are some pastry questions that some of you asked, are wondering
about or simply curious to know.
Answers are followed with recipes, techniques, definitions, and/or
suggestions. Where appropriate,
a reference has been listed so you can look it up to read more in
a book, magazine, encyclopedia,
cookbook or another website for detailed information. Keep those
All Q&A's are researched and answered by Renee Shelton, editor
and creator of this site.
is the difference between a pie and a tart?
Pastry article, definitions, recipes
a beignet a fritter or a doughnut? Recipes,
pictures, definition, and info about fried desserts.
are paramount crystals? Picture
long do Cannolis keep? And what are good fillings for them?
info and recipes.
are tuiles? Info,
pictures, recipes and tips.
the purpose of using baking soda in some brittle recipes?
Info, tips and recipes included.
do I get my cake tiers straight? This
question and other cake building questions are answered
with the article Building
the Cake: Guidelines for the Decorator.
flour should be used in making crêpes? Recipes,
info, tips and links.
are Madeleines? Info,
tips and recipe.
have a recipe using cornflour. What
is it and can I substitute it?
Definition, info and recipes.
in a buttercream? Definition,
classifications and recipes.
is Kadaife? Definition
want to build a gingerbread house. What are some good resources? Internet
links of templates and recipes.
heard of penuchi but don't know what it is. Is it a candy of sorts?
is a petit four? I've seen it labeled on a lot of things.
Is there a way to turn a regular ice cream
can I make candied orange rind? Recipes,
are churros made of? Recipe,
saw "guimauve" on a menu. What is it?
is in pastillage? Recipes,
a good recipe for pound cake? Recipes,
is canele? Is it a shape or a dessert or what is it?
Links for recipes and a
step-by-step picture blog.
gingerbread a cookie or a cake or a bread? Recipes
included for cakes, breads and cookies.
variety of apple is best for apple pie? Apple
variety info, sources from cookbooks and links.
is a good plain rice pudding recipe? Recipe
I make puff pastry?
Recipes and folding diagrams.
are some sources to buy good chocolate? Online
sources with information.
is Kosher salt? Links
dark brown sugar just darker sugar than light brown sugar? Recipes
I make fondant? Recipes
seen 10x on your site. What is it (I know it's sugar) but what does
it refer to? Recipes,
for a Recipe?