Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cookies and Holiday Baking

On Friday's show, Lori Skelton will be talking to Tom LaPierre, pastry and baking instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College, about favorite holiday baking recipes. LaPierre is an expert on pastry,  and is particularly passionate about French baking, pulled sugar, chocolate, and gum pastillage (that's pronounced PAHS-tee-AHJ and is a sugar-based dough used to make elaborate, edible decorations). He even did some of his training at what has to be the most delicious-sounding (and perhaps home to the most hyper students) school of all, the International School of Sugar and Confectionary Art near Atlanta.

The holidays are a great time for baking and with just one week left before Christmas, holiday baking is about to kick into full swing. Do you have a great cookie recipe? A favorite family baking story? Or other great holiday treats to share? LaPierre will share some of his favorites but we hope you'll share some of yours, too.

1 comment:

lyndunham said...

Re the question about the problem using Unsalted butter. Maybe it's because salted butter has more additives than unsalted.