How-to's

Making Pots O' Gold

Spoon the melted chocolate into a pastry or plastic bag fitted with a #3 round tip. Pipe the chocolate onto the waxed paper, using the outline on the paper beneath as your guide. Chill, then fill…

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Making Quick Bread with a Creamed Batter

When a quick bread is made with solid fat, like softened butter or shortening, the fat and sugar are first creamed together. Then the eggs, dry ingredients and any liquids are added. This method…

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Making Red Radish Rosettes

With a small paring knife, slice off the stem so the radish rests on the cutting board with its root standing straight up. Cut a V into the top of the radish, removing the root. Cut two more V's…

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Making Rose Napkin Blossoms

For "leaves," fold a green square napkin in half diagonally to make a triangle. Fold again to make a smaller triangle; set aside.

For “roses,” fold a square napkin in half diagonally to make…

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Making Sandwich Cookies

Spread filling over the bottoms of half of the cookies. Place another cookie over the filling, bottom side down.

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Making Scones

Most scone recipes suggest patting the dough into a circle. For proper baking, be sure the circle meets the dimensions noted in the recipe.

Cut the dough into wedges with a dough scraper or…

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Making Slashes on Top of a Loaf

Slashing or scoring the top of a bread loaf allows steam to vent, helps prevent cracking and gives bread a decorative appearance. With a sharp knife, make shallow slashes across top of loaf.

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Making Soft Bread Crumbs

Tear several slices of fresh white, French or whole wheat bread into 1-in. pieces. Place in a food processor or blender; cover and push pulse button several times to make coarse crumbs. One slice…

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Making Spaetzle

Beat eggs and salt in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in flour and milk. Bring broth or water to a boil in a large saucepan, Spoon dough into a metal colander with large holes or into a spaetzle…

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Making Spinach Herb Twists

Divide dough in half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Melt the remaining butter; brush over dough. Spread spinach mixture over dough to within 1/4 in. of edges. Fold each…

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