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I was researching deck ovens at Empire Bakery Equipment, but I found some DIRT CHEAP plastic proofing baskets. Yeah, they're not reed baskets, but they'll due. I thought I would pass it along! :o)


 


http://www.empirebake.com/shop/pc/Baskets-c2.htm

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I love making tarts! It's my new obsession! I've tried a couple recipes, but this French Date and Almond Tart is my absolute favorite... Well after some recipe testing and revisions. In fact, I love it so much that I'm officially naming it my signature pastry.


 


The first time I made it was for a get well dinner for a friend. She just had major surgery and was under some pretty hefty prescription drugs when I delivered her a lasagna, a fresh loaf of pain de champagne, and a tart. She opened the box with the tart and replied, "Oh! Isn't this what they serve to the queen?" I quickly nodded my head and walked her to her chair. Too funny.


 


French Date and Almond


 


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I just thought I would share this! It's a speech about bread that Peter Reinhart did at google's headquarters. I was really suprised to see that he used one of Dante Alighieri's allegories! Peter is such a gifted baker, writer, and rhetorician!


 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK5mC_SkIPI&feature=related

 

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