Most recipes for cookies and small pastries make more than can fit on a single baking sheet. Since many home cooks may only have one large baking sheet, the cookies or pastries need to be baked in batches (just be sure the pan cools in between batches). But if you have more than one baking sheet, you can bake 2 sheets at once. When you preheat the oven, place one rack in the top third of the oven and a second rack in the bottom third. Place a baking sheet on each rack. Halfway through the cooking time, switch the sheets from rack to rack, and at the same time, rotate the sheets from front to back for even browning.
Bake It, Don’t Fake It!Heather Bertinetti
Looking to impress your friends and family with decadent desserts but afraid you lack the skills to pull it off? Are you reaching for that packaged cake mix and can of frosting instead of whipping something up from scratch? Fear no longer— we’ve got the fix for you. Heather Bertinetti, a talented pastry chef with years of experience in Manhattan’s top eateries, is sharing her insider tips for how to make restaurant-worthy desserts right in your very own kitchen.
Bake It, Don't Fake It! is filled with recipes perfect for the home cook, such as Bourbon- Chocolate Pecan Pie, Strawberry Daiquiri Truffles, Red Velvet Macarons, and PB&J Whoopie Pies. Once you learn the whys and why nots of baking, you’ll be able to get creative and give all of your favorite treats a special touch. As an added bonus, you’ll find Heather’s “Chef It Up!” tips throughout the book, where Heather reveals her tricks for giving homemade desserts the wow presentation factor. All of the equipment you’ll need is probably already in your kitchen and all of the ingredients are readily available in your local supermarket, so it’s time to get baking!