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A New Member of the Rose's Magic Rolling Pin™ Family is Born

Jun 11, 2016 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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MINI-ROLLER NON-STICK ROLLING PIN

This baby version of the big Syn Glas pin gives much more control when rolling small pieces of dough or fondant. I discovered the virtues of a small pin many years ago when I interviewed Liz Prueitt of Tartine Bakery. In answer to my question "what is the most valued piece of equipment in your bakery" her answer was a small wooden rolling pin which she gives to each of her pastry chefs.

My non-stick rolling pin is 9 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. You will be surprised just how very useful it is!

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Roller Non-Stick Rolling Pin, Mini, White

Cherry Cookie Cutter Art

Mar 17, 2016 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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I love how Betsy Cukla of Hammer Song Tin decorated the cherry cookie using royal icing flow consistency and Ateco gel paste colors.

The Cherry Cookie Cutter is available on from La Cuisine, The Cook's Resource in Alexandria, VA, 800 521 1176

Direct link to the cutter

The Perfect Cherry Cookie Cutter

Mar 12, 2016 | From the kitchen of Rose in Equipment

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Some months ago, when one of my favorite Alpha Bakers, Patricia Reitz, who is baking her way through The Baking Bible, posted a photo of her cherry pie, I was charmed by the pastry cutout which graced the lattice topping. I immediately wanted to have one but was hoping for a larger size. Finding nothing on the web, I decided to design one of my own with the help of the amazing cookie cutter maker--Betsy Cukla of Hammer Song Tin.

The resulting Cherry Cookie Cutter is now available on her Ebay site via Facebook and also from La Cuisine, The Cook's Resource in Alexandria, VA, 800 521 1176

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The lovely border was created effortlessly by pressing the dough into the deeply fluted edges of Rose's Perfect Pie Plate. (Note: this is a standard size, not a deep dish pie plate.) It can also be ordered from La Cuisine.

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Rose's Perfect Pie Plate Booklet

Jan 24, 2016 | From the kitchen of Rose in Recipes

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Photo by Woody Wolston

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Perfect Pie Plate, 9-Inch, Ceramic, Rose

The pie plate originally came in a hatbox with a small recipe booklet containing 4 recipes. As it is no longer packaged this way, here is a link to purchase a new booklet which contains my top 10 American pie recipes, my favorite pie crust recipe, tips and step-by-step photos. The pages are laminated.

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Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's All Original All American Pie Recipe Deck, Multicolor

My New Marvelous Mini Silicone Cake Pan

Dec 07, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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Harold Import Company European-Grade Silicone Rose Levy Beranbaum's Marvelous Mini Cake Pan, Red

I created this silicone pan, inspired by the French financier pan, to bake mini cakes but most of all for brownies. They pop right out--each with a perfect shape and size and fine crust all around that keeps them from staling. It's far easier getting the batter into the molds than having to cut them afterwards!

This batter can be made ahead and transported as there is no leavening to dissipate.

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The brownies are light in texture but get their exceptional moistness from cream cheese and fudginess from the best quality cocoa and chocolate. for extra creaminess optional little plugs of ganache are poured into holes made with a chop stick after baking. It is most gratifying to see people casually pop a brownie in their mouths expecting something ordinary and then watch their eyes widen in glad surprise. chocolate never gets better than this.

Continue reading "My New Marvelous Mini Silicone Cake Pan" »

The Rose Scale by Escali is Featured in the Washington Post

Oct 19, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose in Announcements

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Alice Medrich has written a fantastic article on the virtues of weighing ingredients for baking as opposed to measuring by volume. Click here to read it.

Rose's Signature Series is Now Available!

Jul 19, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose in Announcements

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my new product line with American Products Group. It is a dream come true as it includes both a rolling pin and dough mat made of the most nonstick material, making it unnecessary to add more than a suggestion of flour to the dough to prevent sticking. It also includes three sets of dough thickness spacers, which I call "fast tracks," to ensure precise thickness when rolling your doughs.

I've known owner Dan O'Malley from his "Magic Dough Mat" for many years now and deeply value his friendship and business integrity. He puts nothing but the best into all his products and they are all made in America. This is our first venture together. It will change your baking life.

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Rose's Magic Rolling Pin™

2" diam. x 18"

  • Non-stick using SynGlas™
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Light Weight
  • Removeable end caps for filling to increase the weight or to store the "Fast Tracks"™

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Magic Non-Stick Rolling Pin, Red

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Magic Non-Stick Rolling Pin, Pink

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Magic Non-Stick Rolling Pin, White

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Magic Non-Stick Rolling Pin, Blue

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Magic Non-Stick Rolling Pin, Natural

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Rose's Magic Dough Pastry Mat™

18" x 24.5"

  • Non-Stick pastry mat with Non-Slip backing
  • Features Rose's pie crust recipe and baking tips.

Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Magic Dough Pastry Mat, Cream


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Rose's "Fast Tracks"™

Ensures consistent dough thickness

  • 3 pairs 1" wide by 18" long:
  • 3/32" for pies
  • 1/16" for gallettes & tarts
  • 1/8" thick for cookies
  • Dishwasher Safe Silicone
Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's Fast Tracks Dough Thickness Rails, Red


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Rose's Dough Kit

  • Rose's Magic Rolling Pin™
  • Rose's Magic Dough Pastry Mat™
  • Rose's "Fast Tracks"™


Rose Levy Beranbaum 3 Piece Baking Bundle Non-Stick Pastry Mat, Rolling Pin, Dough Thickness Guide

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The Recipe Deck

  • 9 Original Pie Recipes
  • Rose's Crust and Lattice Recipes
  • Rose's Baking Tips
  • Wipe-clean laminated surfaces
  • Measurement conversion tables
Rose Levy Beranbaum Signature Series Rose's All Original All American Pie Recipe Deck, Multicolor

My Newest Product Preview

Feb 17, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose in Announcements

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Microthin, the producer of my favorite surface for rolling dough, has collaborated with me to produce a pie kit. It will include the most non-stick rolling pin available, "fast tracks" for rolling the dough to the perfect thickness a cutting device to trim the dough to the ideal size, my Magic Dough*Mat, and Magic*Slice Cutting Board, 9 of my favorite pie recipes, and all the tips needed to make perfect pies.

The products will launch at the Chicago Housewares Show in March and soon after be available for purchase. Thought you'd enjoy this preview. I'm majorly excited about it!

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A Great Holiday Gift for Your Pie Baker

Dec 15, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Equipment

I created "Rose's Perfect Pie Plate" to enable everyone to have beautiful borders for her or his pies effortlessly. All you need to do is press the dough into the deeply fluted edges which are shaped in a way to hold the design and prevent the pie crust from slipping down the sides of the pan.

Not only does the quality of this ceramic produce even browning, it also is a nonstick surface, making it easy to remove the slices of pie. And it looks beautiful on the dining room table.

This past weekend, Woody and I did a book signing at Fante's in Philadephia, one of my top favorite cookware shops in the country. I was delighted to discover that they carry my pie plate at a discounted price of $23. When I asked co-owner and dear friend Mariella Esposito why this was the case her answer was: "I want people to have this pie plate!"

If you order now, you will have the pie plate (they call it a pie dish) in time for holiday baking.

Special Tips for Using the Ankarsrum Stand Mixer

Jul 02, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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This coming Saturday will be the first of five special bread recipes with specific details relating to the Ankarsrum stand mixer. I'm delighted to report that this sturdy mixer can knead a larger than usual amount of stiff bread dough so my first recipe offering is for a double batch of bagels!

There will also be step by step photos of all recipes. Here are a few ideas and tips for using this excellent heavy duty mixer.

When using the Ankarsrum for mixing bread, I start on low speed, which is the space between the first and second marking, to mix the dough just until the ingredients are incorporated and all the flour is moistened--1 to 2 minutes. When kneading the dough, I then choose the space between the second and third space.

Unless doing a very large amount of dough I use the roller/scraper attachment set at about 1/2 inch from the side of the bowl. The adjustment knob will hold firmly in place so in order to remove the roller easily, all you have to do is move the arm that holds the roller forward very slightly and then the knob will turn easily.

People have asked how the Ankarsrum functions for cakes and cookies. We plan to experiment in the near future but in the meantime I asked advice from Ashley McCord whose family is the long time US distributor. The following is her helpful hints:

"The Ankarsrum does a wonderful job using the plastic beater bowl with the batter whips for cakes and icing. You MUST always use softened butter or cream cheese though. The black plastic gear that the balloon whisks and the batter/cookie whips attach to on the double whisk bowl are not designed for hard, cold butter, or very stiff batters. I will also use the batter whips for small, light batches of cookie dough. If you are wanting to make a large batch of triple chocolate chunk or oatmeal cranberry cookies with the extras (nuts, dried fruit), then use the stainless steel bowl and roller/scraper to mix that up. For creaming the butter and sugar, I like a higher speed. Then when I start adding my dry ingredients, I like the slowest speed so that the flour doesn't poof out all over my counter."

A Few of My Favorite Things

May 17, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Equipment

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Check out the new presence on our blog home page, left side bar. It is the portal to some of the equipment which I find indispensable for baking and cooking. There are two main categories:

Rose's Family of Products

and

Products I Recommend

I've added links to make it easy to find everything on-line. You will also be able to explore other available products within each product line.

Blissful Baking, Rose

The Rose Scale by Escali

Apr 12, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Equipment

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As most of you know, I am a major proponent of weighing ingredients rather than using volume. My first book, The Cake Bible, was the first cookbook for the home baker to use ounces and grams as well as cups. That was over 25 years ago and gradually the wonderfully precise and near effortless process of weighing for baking has caught on.
I knew that it was here to stay when Escali, maker of the finest scales for laboratory and home baking, contacted me about producing a scale with my name and criteria.

The Rose Scale is a beautifully designed scale of the highest quality and durability. Its weighing range of up to 13 pounds/6 kilograms in increments of 0.1 ounce/1 gram which is ideal for baking and cooking.

The scale can be operated by A/C adaptor as well as by battery. When operated by battery, it has an automatic shutoff, but when using the optional adaptor, the scale stays on until it is turned off, which I prefer because the scale doesn't inconveniently time out when I am in the middle of weighing and get distracted for a few minutes. The scale is small and compact, not taking up much counter space.

The Rose Scale's adjustable-angle backlight display is easy to read even when using pans that are larger than the platform, which is easily removable. The display and the buttons are sealed to protect against accidental spills. There is also a tare button to remove the weight of the container and each ingredient after it is added.

Escali Rose Levy Bakeware Digital Scale - Multi-Purpose - Rose

My Favorite 7 Inch Mini Pie Plate

Oct 12, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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Recently, Melinda from Mississippi posted a question on the blog about how to use my mini pie plates. She was concerned that they appeared so shallow. My answer was that I found it was a lovely proportion of crust to filling when I baked in it and posted the following notes:

Roll the dough under 1/8" thick. i used about 100 grams/3.5 ounces and rolled it to 9 inches. I used 1/4 recipe of my cherry pie and found it needed more so I recommend 1 cup of fruit filling.

Here are her lovely results! My only suggestion was to roll the crust a little larger to allow for shrinkage.

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Rose Levy Bakeware Pie Plate - Mini 7 Inch - Fluted - Red

My Top Favorite Double Boiler

Sep 07, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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New Metro BANH-RLB Rose Levy Beranbaum Double Boiler, 1.5-Quart

This 2 quart double-walled pot, with an internal water chamber for safely heating and keeping water hot or at a gentle simmer without steam, is my pot of choice for making lemon curd, cream sauces, and even for melting chocolate.

The pot is made of polished stainless inside and out. It has a capacity of 1.75 quarts with flared rim for drip-free pouring, and inner wall measurement markings. The double wall stainless construction ensures no burning, scorching or boiling over. The flip-top lid makes for easy filling. The double boiler is suitable for all cooking surfaces including induction

The Rose Levy Beranbaum Double Boiler is also available at Bed Bath and Beyond on line.

The Fante Book Signing and Demo

May 21, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in APPEARANCES

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It had been many years since I last visited my favorite kitchenware shop in Philly and what a joyful homecoming it was! Fante's is located right in the middle of the vast Italian market. Bob Trinque and I drove down together and after finding a rare parking place were tempted by all the produce, sausages, and homemade cheese. But more exciting still was the incredible display of cookware at the store.

It couldn't have been lovelier visiting with old friends, meeting new ones young and older, and showing off the new Rose™ line. And after the demo, Mariella Esposito treated us to the biggest and best Philadelphia cheese steak ever. I can't wait to go back for a longer visit!

America's Test Kitchen Video of Rose's Heavenly Cake Strip!

Aug 25, 2012 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

I'm pleased to report that while I was away on vacation, my dear cousin Elizabeth Granatelli happened to catch a Sunday program which included Chris Kimball demonstrating how to bake an even layer cake that unmolds well. I was delighted to discover that he recommended using my silicone cake strip!

paste this link into your browser to see the entire segment.

http://www.americastestkitchen.com/video/?&docid=37696

Rose Levy Beranbaum Bakeware Rose's Heavenly Cake Strip, Silicone

If you click on this red link above it will take you to Amazon where they are available for purchase.

Scenes from The Chicago Housewares Show (IAH)

Apr 14, 2012 | From the kitchen of Rose in Special Stories

It's been several years since I attended this show but I remembered the shear immensity of it. Just about every manufacturer of kitchen equipment and anything remotely related to it is represented here (in the hundreds). Chicago's McCormick Convention Center is the largest in the country and walking the aisles is a major expedition and adventure.

This year's show was very special for me because, for the first time, I had my own booth for The Rose Line™ as part of NewMetro Design.
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Walking the show and standing by my booth to meet the reps, reviewers, potential customers, and old friends was old home week. Matt, one of the reps, actually brought along the Pie and Pastry Bible for me to sign, saying that he won first place in three pie contests using my sour cream pie crust from the book!

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Of course the first person I visited was Robert Laub at Harold Imports and was rewarded with the great display of my pie plates, now available in four colors! I was delighted to discover that they will soon be distributing my products, including the Rose's Heavenly Cake Strip in the UK.

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Just a short walk from the NewMetro booth we discovered Fat Daddio's booth. We had a great conversation with owner Gregg Skipper and learned that they are the company that made the Parrish Magic Line pans I've listed in my cake books. They now have an extensive selection of pans and baking equipment. Close by was my long-time friend Lisa Mansour's of NY Cake & Baking--the go to place for bakers and cake decorators in New York City.

The booth next to us, the Wine Doctor, who shares Robert Trinque, marketing and sales, presented a device for wine preservation, which works so well it deserves a separate posting of its own (to come).

We were thrilled to have a visit from J. Randall Owen, president of ThermoWorks, producer of the Thermapen thermometer. I told him how highly I value his thermometer but that I wished it didn't have an automatic shut-off. He gave us the invaluable information that the newest model (the one with the round battery) has 4 switches in the battery compartment and if switch #3 is turned to the off position, it stops the auto shut off!

One of the most exciting discoveries at the show was at the Kitchen Aid booth where we viewed the new 14 cup food processor that has a thickness adjustment for the slicing blade easily accessible because it is located just above the controls on the front of the machine, plus a low starting speed choice option which prevents liquid ingredients from splashing up to the cover. I can't wait to try it but it won't be on the market until August.

Sassafras, creators of La Cloche clay bakers, has a new pot called The Bread Dome designed specifically for No Knead Bread. The rounded and glazed bottom container gives a lovely shape to the bread and makes unmolding a breeze.

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Another major show highlight was the discovery of USA Pans that has taken over the Chicago Metallic line (the former source for some of my favorite cake pans) and improved upon it!

We were delighted to visit the Bröd and Taylor booth where Michael Taylor and Julie Dykstra were demoing there wonderful bread proofer for the first time at the show.

After working so hard each day we all looked forward to two dinners I had arranged many weeks in advance. Saturday night was Frontera Grill, one of my dear friends Rick and Deanne Bayless' not to be missed Latino restaurant. As the weather was exceptionally mild, we opted to walk over. Chicago is such a beautiful city, especially at night.

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We so enjoyed the night's special of chipotle glazed short ribs and tastes of everyone else's dinner we were not even thinking dessert but pastry chef Jennifer Jones offered us 4 fantastic desserts that we couldn't resist so we dove in. Pictured here with Jennifer Jones is Gary, owner of NewMetro, and his assistant Cheryl, who are eagerly anticipating the desserts.

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Sunday night, on the recommendation of photographer Ben Fink, we had dinner at the Girl and the Goat. Again we overindulged in myriads of appetizers and main courses. My dear friend Elizabeth Karmel, of Hill Country, who lives part time in Chicago, recommended the chickpea fritters which was my favorite dish of the evening but the escargot ravioli were amazing, and the goat belly was better even than any pork belly I've ever tasted. I wanted that to be my last taste of the evening but was curious about the dessert of gingerbread, cranberry sorbet, and candied ginger. We decided to share it 7 ways and laughed hysterically when we saw how small it was but it provided a perfect portion of one spoon per person.
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We are so excited about the evolving Rose Collection™ product line, which will arrive in stores and on line in June or July of this year. We look forward to the IAH as an annual event and reunion with our new family of NewMetro.


The Rose's Perfect Mini Pie Plate

Feb 18, 2012 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

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Here is the link to Amazon where you can find the 7-inch version of my pie plate with fluted edge pictured above:


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Cook's Illustrated Seal of Approval

Dec 19, 2010 | From the kitchen of Rose in Announcements

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I'm pleased to report that the January/February 2011 issue of Cook's Illustrated, page 25, listed my Rose's Heavenly Cake Strip as their "pick."

Purchasing My Products

Nov 14, 2007 | From the kitchen of Rose in Rose's Products

There have been many requests regarding where my products can be found.

U.S. Orders:
If you purchase from Amazon, a small amount of the purchase prices goes directly to me:
Rose's Heavenly Cake Strips
Rose's Perfect Pie Plate
Rose's Sweetheart Crème Brûlée Set

These also will be permanent links on the main page of the blog under equipment.

International Orders:
If Amazon carries an item, they will ship out of the U.S., but if Amazon is temporarily out of stock, and routes you to another purveyor, it is unlikely that they are set up to ship abroad at the present time.

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