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Brownie Recipe

This brownie recipe is an adaption of a mid-to-late-19th century brownie or fudge square recipe (it all depends on who you ask). This recipe was written before the invention of baking powder, so no leavening agents are used.. 1/2 cup/115g unsalted butter 1 cup/192g raw granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon/2ml pure Madagascar vanilla extract 6 tablespoons/42g dark chocolate baking (unsweetened) cocoa 2 tablespoons/30ml grapeseed oil 1/2 cup/63g all purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F/176C/Gas 4 Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well. Add remaining ingredients in order listed, mixing well after adding each. Pour into a generously greased 8 inch by 8 inch/20cm x 20cm glass pan, in a moderate oven, 350 degree fahrenheit, for 20-30 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled. ** You can substitute the raw sugar for regular granulated sugar, regular baking cocoa for the dark chocolate, and vegetable oil for

JC’s Croissants Recipe

Croissants to me are the most decadent of morning pastries.  In my mind I drift back to walking in the 5th arrondisiment on the rue Mouffetard and discovering L'essentiel Mouffetard and their most delectable croissants au beurre (butter croissants).  This recipe is a reworked version of Julia Childs and others I have worked with over the years.   Croissants are a labor of love. I've listed a recipe for 24—do yourself a favour, take half and freeze it for a later date. Makes about 12- make the full recipe and freeze the second half 1 ounce/3 tablespoons/30g SAF brand instant yeast (I prefer fresh yeast) 1/2 cup/125ml warm water 17.6 ounces/4 cups/500g all purpose flour  ( I prefer a mixture of 1 part unbleached AP to 2 parts unbleached Pastry flour for a less glutenous dough) 2-4 tablespoons neutral flavoured oil (optional) 1.3 ounces/3 tablespoons/36g granulated sugar, divided 2 teaspoons/10ml salt 1 cup/250ml milk for the butter 2 sticks/277g uns

Paris Mash (potato purée) Recipe

Paris Mash is a recipe created by Joel Rubuchón.  Originally it is said the ratio was 1:1, Now it is standard to do a 2:1 potato to butter ratio.  Robuchon potatoes are cooked in lightly salted water with skins on and then drained. the potatoes are then peeled and passed through a food mill .. dried out over a low flame and then emulsified with butter and cream. And, then to achieve that velvety texture, the potatoes are passed several times through a fine drum sieve. Serves 4-6 450g “boiling”potatoes (red potatoes, yukon gold, fingerling) 250g unsaltedbutter 1 1/2 cups/200ml cream 1/2 teaspoon/2ml sea salt 1/2 teaspoon/2ml white pepper Place potatoes in a pot large enough to cover the potatoes by 1 inch/2.5 cm with water. Generously salt water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce medium low to a simmer potatoes for 25-30 minutes or potatoes are easily pierced with a sharp knife. Once cooked drain potatoes and let cool for a few minutes. While potatoes are cooling add cre