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The Baking Wizard

Flickr user, Edsel Little. CC-BY-2.0

Kulebyaka ("koo lebYA-ka"), the multi-layered "king" of salmon pies of the Russian Far East, is an excellent party dish because on party day, you can simply roll out the pastry, assemble the kulebyaka a couple of hours before serving, and bake and serve the pie warm.

Adventures In Pecan Pie - With Recipe

Mar 25, 2018
Aldon Hynes (CC-BY-2.0)

“It’s refreshing, in some curious way, to know that you can have failures, even though you ARE one of the Food Guys,” says Food Guy Jon Jackson, after fellow Food Guy (and Baking Wizard) Greg Patent explains why, when Jon stopped by the Patent kitchen recently, there were "dangerous-looking" pieces of pecan pie strewn around.

How To Make Pie Crust, The Baking Wizard Way

Mar 4, 2018

Food Guy Greg Patent, a.k.a. The Baking Wizard, is puzzled by FOBPC (Fear of Baking Pie Crusts). “It seems to scare cooks to death – I don’t understand it. I have a basic pie crust formula that works for me pretty much all the time." One key to Greg's success: he mixes pie dough in the food processor, to minimize handling it.

Recipe For Rustic Fruit Galettes

Aug 19, 2016
Flickr user, Chip Smith (CC BY-NC 2.0)

“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.”
― Alice Walker.

During the "peach time" of summer, Food Guy Greg Patent loves raw peaches, either unadorned or served with crème fraiche or crème Anglaise. He's also partial to peach galette, a simple, rustic French tart. Recipes for peach galette, crème fraiche and crème Anglaise follow.

Recipe: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Tart

Nov 22, 2015
Flickr user, EvinDC (CC BY 2.0)

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Tart

You’ll need to make this tart a day or two ahead. The pastry needs a stint in the refrigerator before being rolled out, chilled, and baked. The filling goes into the baked shell and is baked for almost an hour and cooled partially in the turned off oven. The tart needs at least 6 hours in the refrigerator to set up properly.

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