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  1. I never thought of that. I am so use to making IM buttercream. Maybe I'll give that a try. I was also thinking about a plain water /chocolate glaze. I am going to be printing out little logos on the edible icing on the computer to decorate them with.
  2. I was afraid the butter would melt in the heat.
  3. I am looking for a frosting for cupcakes that will not spoil or melt at a picnic . It need to hold up for several hours . I need it for this Sunday and I do not use the commercially made bakery sugar and grease stuff.
  4. Sounds Great! Thanks for your hard work in organizing it.
  5. I agree. More is better ,if you can swing it. I just did mini desserts for a BBQ party and I did 6 items.
  6. I was given a few flavors to try. The mint was the only one that was not bad. I agree that the raspberry was terrible..I will stay with the regular ones. The premium ones look nice but that's all. I passed them on to someone else to try.
  7. We just saw a TV add for Dacor.I feel like calling them again and telling them that instead of spending money on adds they should try to make their customers happy.Word of mouth is the best advertising. By the way we just ordered the Wolf Duel Fuel We are not even going to try to sell the Dacor. We are just letting them take it away.
  8. How strange. My Dacor duel fuel has been nothing short of a delight. I've had it for almost 4 years now. I have no experience with Wolfe, but what about a KA duel fuel or a GE duel fuel, both of which have had great reports. ← Since purchasing the Dacor (seven years ago), we understand there will be issues, but we have had problems from the start. We use the stove-and all our equipment- with care (we don't rest things on oven door, don't kick or slam the oven door, etc ). Soon after installation we serviced the burners and oven. Then three electronic read-outs have been replaced, oven door hinges replaced, and now broiler won't function properly. Oddly enough, when we purchased the stove we also bought Dacor convection electric double wall ovens and they are perfect. When we recently visited a top end appliance shop the Dacor rep was there and heard us complain to the salesman about our success with the wall ovens and disappointment with the stove. He hid and offered no help. I have sent my life as a salesman (successfully) and would welcome an opportunity to aid a customer--his behavior was deplorable. I guess you didn't expect this rant when you were kind enough to respond, but I think we have been fair to Dacor in our comments. I am editing this because I was stewing over the situation and just called Dacor customer service who said nothing can be done, "have a nice day". I realize that a company cannot guarantee a product forever, but clearly there were issues with this unit from inception and any accommodation would have been appreciated.
  9. We are going crazy trying to decide what to replace our 36"dacor duel fuel range with. The Dacor had been repaired so many that my husband want to get rid of it . It takes 45 minutes to heat the oven up to 350 because the ignitor on the broiler is going and you smell gas . We are looking at the Wolf. I do alot of baking so want a electric convection oven, but want gas burners. Would love some help and suggestions on this topic.
  10. We were just there the other day and it is still as great as ever. You can not beat the chili. The raspberry wings are a great app.
  11. Have you ever looked at American Chocolate Designs
  12. I will be in Omaha for the ICES convention and am looking for restaurant suggestions near the convention center and the Hilton.
  13. Try Alfie's Ristorante 101 Town Center Dr Warren 908-412-1555 Great food,service and atmosphere and it is a BYO
  14. When you eat a Napoleon you are suppose to lay it on it's side so all the filling does not squeeze out as you eat it.
  15. You can also find that coconut in stores that sell Indian Food. They sell several ones from coarse to fine.
  16. Well, I was raised in Hong Kong, and it was pronounced lie-CHEE over there. I only heard "lee chee" and even "lit-chee" when I came back to the States. Maybe it's different in Chinese dialects other than Cantonese. ← I heard a Chinese chef pronounce it LIE-ch. I had never heard it said that way and had a hard time with that .
  17. It sounds like you are looking for the St. Joseph's Day zeppole also known as Sfinge di San Giusepe 1c Water 1/2 c Crisco 1/2 tsp. Salt 1c. Flour 4 large eggs 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 T. sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla 1. In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan combine water, crisco and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Return to med heat stirring until mixture forms a solid mass and comes away from sides of pan, about 1-2 min. Lower heat and cook until a slight film forms on pan bottom ,about 3 min. Remove from heat and place in deep bowl. stir to cool a bit 2. Add eggs one at a time beating vigorously till smooth and shiny.( this can be done with electric mixer and paddle) 3. Beat in baking powder, sugar and vanilla. 4. Heat about 1 1/2 qt. veg oil in a large 5 qt. saucepan to 350 deg. 5. Drop by spoonful into oil, fry till golden Note: Traditionally these are allowed to cool then filled with a ricotta filling
  18. I have not done these for a few years, but if I remember they are really good. Zeppole 1c. Presto( Self rising cake flour) 1 lb. Ricotta 4 eggs 2 T. Sugar 1 tsp vanilla
  19. lapasterie

    Apple Pie

    The farmers market suggested Mutsu. I have not tried them yet. It is a nice large green apple.
  20. I called Callebaut and asked them about their chocolate. They said their Organic chocolate is vegan. I have not tried to get it from my supplier yet. It is not in their product list but they should be able to get it.
  21. I have always liked King's for their meats and fish ,but I have not noticed any upgrades in my store ...Garwood. By the way, I would never say Bindi Pastries are an upgrade!!!!!
  22. I have ordered from Dietrichsmeats in PA. 610-756-6344 They also make the best low sodium bacon I have ever had.Dietrichs meats
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    Does anyone have this book? How is it?
  24. I hope this is it: 5 oz butter 2/3 c crisco 1 1/2 c cocoa 2/3 c corn syrup 2/3 c water 5 c 10x
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