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By Melissa Gray

Melissa grey is nationwide Public Radio's Cake girl. each Monday she brings a cake to the place of work for her colleagues at NPR to take pleasure in. hundreds of thousands of Mondays (and truffles) later, Melissa has plenty of cake-making tips on how to proportion. With greater than 50 recipes for the truffles which have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetimeincluding Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and girl Baltimore tarts, Dark-Chocolate purple Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam Cake. All brownies thought of is a necessary addition to each baker's library.

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For all the many parts of baking that require your hands, dedicate yourself to focusing all your attention when mixing, folding, dividing, shaping, and scoring. The hands have an astonishing capacity for memory; when your baking is no longer primarily a cerebral act but more of a tactile one, you have arrived at a place of experience and skill. Learn to make the classic breads—rye breads, white breads, whole grain breads, enriched breads—they are classics for a good reason. With time and practice, and a measure of patience, you will learn all you need to.

Pye, and to the practitioners of all handcrafts. As bakers, we face risk every day. On a humid day the dough may feel a little slack, and with no conscious cerebral effort, we shaping theme, proceed toward their destiny as the baker takes the preshaped loaves and gives them a final shaping (the specifics of how to make some of the various shapes are detailed beginning on page 58). Once shaped, the loaves go into bannetons or between folds of baker’s linen, or into metal loaf pans or onto sheet pans.

Clearly, the worst environment for bread is in the refrigerator.

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