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Baking recipes & tips from award winning Chef Gail Sokol.

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #23: Cream Puffs

Pâte à Choux , the basic dough from which cream puffs are derived is discussed. Chef Sokol explains how cream puffs are a special type of dough that are steam leavened. Steam as a powerful leavening agent is discussed in detail. The versatility of this type of dough...

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #21: Rugalach

The eastern European cookie known as rugalach is discussed. Chef Sokol gives the listener a standard rugalach dough recipe from which many varieties can be created. Two different methods of shaping rugalach, and both sweet and savory fillings are reviewed.  ...

Baking Radio Podcast Episode #20: Quick Breads

Quick breads are defined and their ease of preparation is discussed. The three mixing methods used to prepare quick breads, the creaming method, the muffin method and the biscuit method are defined and reviewed in detail. Chef Sokol shares the recipe for her award...