By Melissa Gray
Melissa grey is nationwide Public Radio's Cake girl. each Monday she brings a cake to the workplace for her colleagues at NPR to get pleasure from. 1000's of Mondays (and truffles) later, Melissa has plenty of cake-making the right way to proportion. With greater than 50 recipes for the tarts which were 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 crimson Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam Cake. All brownies thought of is a vital addition to each baker's library.
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Freezing the baked wafers in a resealable plastic bag also works well, for up to 1 month. There is no need to defrost the wafers before assembling your cake. _ MAKE S WHIPPED CREAM PISTACH IO PAS TE In a food processor, combine 2 cups/240 g shelled unsalted pistachios and 1/2 cups/100 g granulated sugar and pulse until the nuts are finely chopped, about 90 seconds. Do not overprocess, or the nuts will get too buttery. Transfer the processed pistachios to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
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