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Baker's Creed

The bakers’ creed says that ingredients for baking should be at room temperature before mixing. This general rule of thumb applies to ingredients such as eggs, butter and dairy. Eggs … [more]

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Prosciutto

Prosciutto cotto is Italian for cooked ham and refers to cured ham taken from the pig’s hindquarters. Traditionally it is eaten as thin slices wrapped around breadsticks or melon. It can also be … [more]