STRAWBERRY-JAM HAND PIES

Watch and learn how to make this perfect picnic dessert, hand pies are simplified when made with puff pastry. These strawberry-jam-filled versions have a tangy glaze on top. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.

Strawberry-Jam Hand Pies
Makes 8

All-purpose flour, for dusting
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
2/3 cup strawberry jam
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

*** For directions please watch the video.

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER SEMIFREDDO

Is it still too hot out there??? I got a super easy dessert to cool you off… Watch and learn how to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Semifreddo, swirled with salty peanut butter and chocolate. Semifreddo is a classical Italian frozen dessert, that literally means “half-cold” in Italian. In a few simple steps this semifreddo is ready to be sliced, or scooped in a couple of hours! You can make this semifreddo three days ahead and omit the chocolate mixture and use 1 cup prepared caramel sauce or dulce de leche.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Semifreddo
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10 servings

You’ll need: 5-by-10-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper

2 cups whole milk
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter (not natural)
4 ounces (3/4 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

*** For directions please watch the video.

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HOW TO MAKE LEMON FRENCH MACARONS RECIPE

Watch and learn how to make Lemon French Macarons. The color of the macarons can be made to match with the flavor of the filling.

Lemon French Macarons
Makes about 40 macarons

You’ll need: Pastry Bag, 8 mm (0.31″) plain pastry tip , baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper

Macarons
7 oz (200 g) granulated white sugar
7 oz (200 g) superfine almond flour
7 oz (200 g) powdered sugar
2/3 cup (150 g) egg whites, at room temperature
Less than ¼ cup (50 ml) water
Yellow food dye

Lemon filling
Just over ½ cup (120 g) granulated white sugar
4 egg yolks
1 stick (120 g) butter
2 organic lemons

*** For directions please watch the video.

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