Welcome to Real Baking with Rose, the personal blog of author Rose Levy Beranbaum.

Watch the Baking Bible
Come Alive
BEN FINK

Spend A Moment with Rose, in this video portrait by Ben Fink.

Check out my new creations




Rose's Alpha Bakers

Rose's Alpha Bakers for the Bread Bible

RSS AND MORE



Get the blog delivered by email. Enter your address:

Eat your books
Previous Book

Roses' Cookbooks

The Baking Bible

The Baking Bible

Buy from Amazon: USA | Canada | France | Germany | UK

Buy from IndieBound

Next Book

Current Announcements

Category ... Rose's Products

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

Mini-Roller-with-fullsize2.jpg

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

Cherry_Cutter.jpg

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

IMG_3582.jpg

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

Cherry_cutter.jpg

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.

Pie_Plate.jpg

Rose's Perfect Pie Plate Booklet

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

Chocolate_Cream_Pie.jpg
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.

Card_Deck.jpg

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

Mini_Cake_Pan.jpg

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.

Barcelona_Brownies.jpg

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

food0071432124229.jpg

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.

Pins-Group11b.jpg

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

2015-MD006b-OL.jpg

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


Fast-Tracks-Art-2.jpg

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


Mat-Wands-Roller.72.jpg

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

Slipcase5.jpg

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

ChocolateCreamPie.jpg

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!

DoughKit.jpg

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 Epicurious

Ankarsrum.jpg

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 Epicurious

bakeware_ad-1.jpg

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 Epicurious

ROSE SCALE BY ESCALI copy.jpg

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 Epicurious

Pic1.jpg

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.

Pic2.jpg

Pic3.jpg

Pic4.jpg

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

My Top Favorite Pouring Spout Cool Handle Measuring Pot

Sep 14, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

CookNStir.jpg

New Metro Rose Levy Beranbaum Pouring Spout Cool Handle Measuring Pot, 3-Quart

If you only had one saucepan in the kitchen it would have to be this one. The flared sides of this durable 4 quart saucepan facilitate reduction of liquids, and the airtight cover makes it ideal to store the contents after cooking and cooling. It is truly one of a kind as you can prepare, cook, and store all in this one pot.

The pot has a capacity of 3.5 quarts. It has a cool touch handle, quart and liter inner measurements, an easy pourspout, and a heavy gauge non-reactive stainless body suitable for all cooking surfaces including induction.

The Rose Levy Beranbaum Pouring Spout Cool Handle Measuring Pot is also available at Bed Bath and Beyond on line.

My Top Favorite Double Boiler

Sep 07, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

Bain Marie.jpg

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.

My Top Favorite Juicer

Sep 04, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

JuiceLab.jpg

NewMetro Design Rose Levy Beranbaum JuiceLab Manual-Style Citrus Juicer, Rose colored

This juicer has the perfect shape for easily extracting maximum juice. It also has precise built-in measurements both on the container and the storage lid.

The JuiceLab juices 5 ounces of citrus. It works easily by crushing lemon, lime or small oranges while not ripping pulp, delivering maximum juice. It is ergonomically designed for hand or table use. The pressure cap is used for storage and measuring up to 1 tablespoon of juice. The JuiceLab fits all refrigerator doors. It has a drip-free pouring spout and non-slip O-ring on bottom.

The Rose Levy Beranbaum Juice Lab is also available at Bed Bath and Beyond on line.

My Top Favorite Crepe Pan

Aug 24, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

CrepePan.jpg

ROSE CREPE AND PANCAKE GRIDDLE

I use this pan for so many things it has a permanent place on my cooktop. Not only is it the perfect crepe pan and pancake griddle, it is also great for sautéing The ceramic nonstick surface is so smooth and slippery I don't even need to use butter or oil to prevent sticking.

The pan has an 11 inch cooking surface with slightly sloped sides, cast stainless steel cool touch handle, heavy gauge non-reactive stainless body suitable for all cooking surfaces including induction

The Rose Crepe and Pancake Griddle is available at Bed Bath and Beyond on line.

My Top Favorite Mixing Bowl

Aug 17, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

RoseBowl.jpg

NewMetro Design Rose Levy Beranbaum Line MixerMate Bowl

This rose bowl is the ideal ergonomic shape for using a handheld electric beater or whisk. It whips cream at record speed with no need to chill the bowl or beaters.

The bowl is 3 quart capacity, with ergonomic 4 sided pouring, non-skid feet, tall walls to prevent spatter and is perfect for all hand electric mixers and hand whisks. It is deal for beating eggs, meringues, whipping creams or cookie batter. Its funnel shaped design speeds mixing by up to 30%.

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

My Top Favorite Zester

Aug 08, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

ZestNest.jpg

This micro grater fits in the palm of your hand and works perfectly for citrus zest, Parmesan cheese, chocolate, and even mincing garlic without retaining odor. I place it on my kitchen scale, tare out the weight, and know exactly how much zest I have for my recipe.

Did you know that the flavor of garlic is related to how it is chopped or minced? Putting it through a press results in a bitter flavor. Chopping or grating the garlic offers the best results. To use the zestnest to mince a clove of garlic, simply peel the garlic, hold it toward the stem end, and run it back and forth over the blades. The perfectly grated garlic is contained in the little container underneath which makes cleanup up a breeze. Be sure to put the ZestNest® in the dishwasher to remove all traces of garlic aroma.

NewMetro Design Rose Levy Beranbaum ZestN'est Zester, Rose Colored

The Rose Levy Beranbaum Caramel Pot is also available at Bed Bath and Beyond on line.

My Top Favorite Caramel Pot

Aug 01, 2013 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious

CaramelPot.jpg

I designed this 1.75 quart pot to be perfectly sized and shaped for making caramel, sugar syrups, and sauces. The chemical-free light grey ceramic based nonstick coating is environmentally friendly and does not pose the risk of emitting toxic fumes. It releases all food more easily than any other cooking surface, which ensures maximum release of caramel and other sticky syrups.

I find myself reaching for this little pot for things that are sticky such as oatmeal or other cereals, as well as for making side dishes such as wild rice, stringbeans, or just about anything that is designed for a dinner for two.

New Metro CMLP-RLB Rose Levy Beranbaum Caramel Pot, 1.75 Quart

The Rose Levy Beranbaum Caramel Pot® is also available at Bed Bath and Beyond on line.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Sign up for Rose's newsletter, a once-a-month mouthwatering treat!

DATE ARCHIVE

Featured on finecooking.com