So, we’ve been covering healthy food options for the past several weeks, but what about balance? How about we split the difference between healthy and not so healthy and make the pastries we all like to eat?! The Culinary Institute of America also offers a video lecture series called Baking Pastries and Desserts. In this six, thirty minute video lecture series, Chef Stephen L. Durfee reviews:

Basic doughs

Methods for cakes

Pies and biscuits

Cream puffs


Mousse and dessert sauces

If this doesn’t encourage you to get cooking from scratch, I don’t know what will. Again, this lecture series can be purchased through The Great Courses or rented from various libraries.


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