Ciabatta is the Italian word for slipper. It is a delicious and very popular kind of bread shaped like a short baguette. For this loaf, we use our Texas Pure Milling Organic All-purpose flour. It has a slightly higher protein content than others and is ideal for artisan bread like ciabatta. We start with a biga, which is a sponge that is fermented for about 12 hours. We used milk in our biga. This milk adds richness and added depth of flavor. A combination of kneading and tur
What is a Whoopie Pie? It is a highbred chocolate cake in a smaller sandwich cookie form held together by creamy frosting. The name whoopie pie doesn't refer to a pastry pie at all. That's a misnomer. For the same reason, Boston Cream Pie is a cake. Historically the term pie was used interchangeably with cake since pies and cakes were cooked in the same pans. Main, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts all claim to be the original birthplace of this delicious dessert. Still, there'
We're usually all about making down-home classic recipes, but croissants are a classic that may feel a bit intimidating. Are we right? With many people still spending so much time at home these days, we thought we'd bring you something to help challenge yourself. At the same time, we wanted to share a full tutorial so it wasn't totally out of reach. Are you ready to try your hand at a more advanced dough? Croissants are made from a laminated dough. Lamination is the process