Holiday Baking Fundamentals

This year, before you step into the kitchen to wield your holiday whisk, consider brushing up on a few kitchen science fundamentals. By: Lisa Bell & Nicole Rees

Meringue-Topped Cranberry Curd Tart Annotations

Meringue-Topped Cranberry Curd Tart Annotations

Recipe calls for: ¼ cup vegetable shortening.
What to know: Shortening creates flaky layers in the crust.

Recipe calls for: Gently drawing flour mixture into butter mixture until moist clumps form.
What to know: Over-working the dough will make it tough.

Recipe calls for: Rolling dough into an 11-inch circle.
What to know: Plastic wrap prevents dough from sticking and falling apart.

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