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  • Excerpted from our Making Dough cookbook by Russell van Kraayenburg. 

    YIELD: 6 shortcakes  |  PREP TIME: 1 hour  |  BAKE TIME: 12 minutes


    1 pound prepared Biscuit Dough

    1 cup heavy cream

    5 sprigs fresh mint

    4 ounces granulated sugar, divided

    12 ounces blackberries, pureed, plus 12 ounces whole berries

    1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

    ½ teaspoon lemon juice

    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Excerpted from our Making Dough Cookbook by Russell van Kraayenburg.

    YIELD: 1 pound  |  PREP TIME: 20 minutes  |  BAKE TIME: 12 minutes


    6 ounces cake flour

    2 ounces bread flour

    1 teaspoon salt

    4 teaspoons baking powder

    3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cold

    ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk


    Mixing the Dough

    There are two ways to mix biscuit dough: by hand or using a food processor.

  • Excerpted from our Making Dough cookbook by Russell van Kraayenburg.

    YIELD: 6 biscuits  |  PREP TIME: 30 minutes  |  BAKE TIME: 12 minutes


    1 pound Biscuit Dough, prepared as at left

    3 ounces cold, chopped duck fat

    2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

    ½  small white onion, sliced

    1 ounce all-purpose flour

    2 cups whole milk

    2 teaspoons salt

    1 teaspoon ground black pepper

    2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, diced

  • Excerpted from our Making Dough cookbook from Russell van Kraayenburg.

    YIELD: 1 (9-inch) closed pie  |  PREP TIME: 30 minutes  |  BAKE TIME: 30 minutes


    2 pounds prepared Pie Dough (double the recipe on page 50)

    2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature

    6 pounds Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges each

    3 ounces granulated sugar

    3 ounces brown sugar

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • YUM-YUM BENTO BOX by Crystal Watanabe


    Oh, boy-obento! These cute, yummy, healthy lunches are all the rage in Japan, where mothers think of them as an expression of love for their children. Yum-Yum Bento Box is one of the first cookbooks in English devoted to these healthy and adorable meals–they’re fresh, they’re tasty, and they’re almost too cute to eat!
    Each step-by-step recipe in Yum-Yum Bento Box is simple and adaptable. Readers will learn how to form their favorite foods into a variety of shapes-from zebras, panda bears, and monkeys to kitties, piggies, and puppy dogs. Chapters include instructions for classic bento boxes and character-driven bentos (called Kyaraben), plus shopping advice, general tips and tricks, and much more. Stop wasting money on prepackaged lunches-and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!


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