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Candy Cane Cream Puffs

Most pasty cream recipes I see out there talk about putting a layer of plastic wrap over the top with some holes punched in to allow steam out while helping to prevent a skin. Is that recommended for this recipe as well or does it not get that skin on top?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Chef Knife

Scallions. I love the smell they give off when you lay into them with knife.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Bing Cherries and Orange blossom honey like the cherry jones

Pie 101: The Deal With "Washing" the Crust

To be honest I bake a couple of hundred apple pies here for the holiday and I use simple water sprayed from a bottle and a thin even coat of sugar to give my pies a shine and color comparable to the one in the picture. Plus since the pies i make contain no animal product this keeps them vegan friendly.

The Domino's Ultimate Delivery Machine Project

Am I the only huge nerd here who thought of The Deliverator's car from the book Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (also my pick for most exciting pizza delivery in a work of fiction).

Video: David Letterman's Top 10 Excuses of the Burger King Employee Who Stood in the Lettuce

"This is better for my bunions than Dr. Scholls"

What kitchen tools have you barely used?

Turkey baster. I have no idea why i own one. I think I bought it to suck fat from the top layer of soup and always just used a ladle like a normal person.

YELP NO!

Yelp review of the establishment where I work make me cringe. Especially when they mention something negative about something i make specifically. Nothing like a good punch to the ego to keep you humble and down to earth.

Gimme Your Burger Lab Requests!

I have had friends that have made me burger that are stuffed with everything from cheese to veggies to coleslaw and they have one thing in common. Every last one of them was terrible. I have seen stuffed burgers on menus but I can't bring myself to try any. So kenji can you make a decent stuffed burger that is better than if the ingredients were just piled on the patty or bun?

Homemade Philadelphia Tomato Pie-Style Pizza

@Kenji
Cool thanks man.

Homemade Philadelphia Tomato Pie-Style Pizza

@Kenji
The sauce recipe looks a lot like your NY pizza sauce recipe. I was wondering if it is rich and sweet like the pie I get from Corropolese Bakery or is it more savory like when I make your NY style pies.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

While not a knife i am going to have to go with a lightsaber.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

Being poor all my favorite knives are F. Dick that came with my JWU education.

Cook the Book: 'Serious Eats'

Kenji's NY Style Pizza Dough and Pizza Sauce. I have made over 200 pizzas with this in the past year and I couldn't be happier

Bake the Book: 'The Butch Bakery Cookbook'

I made a bacon maple Creme Brulee once that was pretty good.

Cook the Book: Molto Batali

My employees and management. Its always nice to show off to fellow food service professionals.

Bake the Book: 'Momofuku Milk Bar'

I would love to own a 8-bit or 16 bit era video game inspired bakery. All the desserts would be either inspired by or look like classic game character. Think icebox cookies where the squares are pixels and you can rock an awesome megaman or Mario. Also it would be required that it have comfy armchairs and retro consoles set up for patrons.

Book Giveaway: Pastry Paris, Because Everything in Paris Looks Like Dessert

Creme Brulee is my favorite. It is versatile as it can be savory or sweet. Also one style of creme brulee is not baked but sets up when cool allowing for some awesome presentations (I have seen them appear in champagne flutes)

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan Cookbook'

Just Hungry and Just Bento are my other two favorites. If you want me to be less erious about food then i dig Cake Wrecks.

Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook'

Some good old fashion scumble made by the famous Nanny Ogg

Cook the Book: 'The Big New York Sandwich Book'

My favorite sammy is the one I make after thanksgiving with all the leftover turkey, cranberry, and mashed potatoes on a nice Italian bread, toasted, and topped with cheddar cheese. Although i have been known to make ham or roast beef sandwiches out of leftover slices of cheese pizza (like a flat bread sandwich but more awesome).

Cook the Book: 'The Japanese Grill'

Mostly zucchini and yellow Squash. Love some nice char on that.

Cook the Book: 'Guy Fieri Food'

AHT Weekend Book Giveaway: 'Hamburger America' by George Motz

As i have never left the east coast and my significant other is from California, I would love to go to an In-and-Out just to see what all the fuss is about.

I need a Cheese-less pizza idea.

@Rozenjoze & Cassaendra I never even thought to try goats cheese. I will have to ask her about it when i see her next. Hopefully i can get it out in the country where i live (I haven't seen it at the local grocery at all and probably have only seen it at Trader Joes but the closest one is 2ish hours away)

I need a Cheese-less pizza idea.

I have been making six or so pizzas every weekend for the past month and a half. They are a big hit except my girlfriend is lactose intolerant and she feels left out. I have tried several cheese free styles (potato topping, a vegetable blend, a thai inspired one) but none have been the right fit. So i was wondering if anyone out there has any sure fire lactose intolerant friendly pizza recipes or suggestions that would solve my problem (especially if they pair well with Kenji's NY style sauce and crust which i am making a lot of now)? Thanks in advance.

New to Sourdough

I just completed fully rehydrating my Carl Griffith's 1897 sourdough starter. I primed my starter today and tomorrow I am making the Sourdough recipe from the bread baker's apprentice. This is my first attempt at making a sourdough. I was wondering if anyone has made this recipe and if there are any possible pit falls for a noob.

Thanks

Building a Pizzeria: First, a Dream and a Lease

On Sunday night, the new NBC reality show "America's Next Great Restaurant" was launched. Coincidentally, this week Slice will be launching a mini-series that tracks my own work towards turning my dream of opening a wood-fired pizzeria into a reality. Thankfully I won't have a quartet of investors from the NBC show breathing down my throat, but with this mini-series, I hope I will receive the sage advice of Slice readers. More