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Happy Bastille Day!

Jul 13, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose

And let there be butter! In the immortal words of Escoffier, the secret of great cuisine is "du beurre, du beurre, et encore du beurre."

On a recent visit with, with my friends the Kricheffs, to Balthazar Bakery in Englewood, New Jersey, Marge nudged me to look through the glass window into the factory itself. Behold! More butter than I've ever seen in one place in my life. And yes, the pastries reflect it.

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Margie Kricheff
Margie Kricheff
07/15/2013 09:22 PM

I learned since our yummy visit to Baltazar's that the man who handles the butter takes a handful and puts it on a rectangular press (maybe 10" x18" ) and flattens it , stacks the sheets for use in making croissants. I like the lemon ricotta pie the best, however with the summer fruits here, they are featuring many pasteries with them.
Let's hope we can visit the place soon and sample more treats.
Good luck with construction. LOL. Marge

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