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Working with Recipes, the Essentials

So, before we get going with our first recipe...let's get a little plug in. All my recipes are in mastercook format, I strongly recommend this program to any professional cook or home enthusiast. And here's why;

  • Cost Analysis: Make a daily or weekly food budget per serving, recipe, or menu.

  • Scale Recipes: Change servings and adjust recipe times and ingredients instantly.

  • Plan Big: Avoid the stress of cooking for a large gathering with tools designed for the task.

  • Pantry List & Substitutions Tools: Get recipe suggestions based on what you have on hand.

  • Wine List: Track your collection, preferences, and favorite pairings for your next event.

  • Nutrition Analysis: Check calories, minerals, fat, and vitamins for any recipe or per serving, menu, or meal

  • Menus and Meal Plans: Use thousands of recipes to add variety to avoid repetitive meals and diet fatigue from eating the same meals.

  • Robust Search Tools: Select the right recipes by searching for ingredients, nutrients, and minerals from thousands of recipes.

  • Ingredient List: add or edit the nutrition values for 1000’s of ingredient items.

  • Custom Cookbooks: Organize recipes based on your own preferences such as cuisine, diet & nutrition, family recipes, season, or any other way you can imagine.

  • Group Cookbooks: Collaborate and create cookbooks with family or coworkers in real time – anyone in your group can easily modify recipes. (with account).

  • Create Covers: Personalize your cookbook covers with your own photo or your own personal art – print or publish it, and share with family and friends.

  • Printing Templates: Create your own or use one of the many pre-installed templates to create your own custom cookbooks.

  • Sync: Get instant access to all your content, recipes, cookbooks, and shopping lists across all your devices - from PC to PC, mobile to PC, tablet to tablet, or any combination (with account).

Contact me today to get a student license, $30 if you join my culinary program at Or contact me directly at for a full version $120.


With that out of the way, we can embark on our first recipe. This recipe will provide the foundation for a plated dessert, and is actually the first recipe I use to teach basic baking. Here is the recipe, read on below for some more tips and guidance!

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Pretty sure you have everything in stock for this. As mentioned, this is a basic recipe, but does take some practice. Check out this little video from the master, Jacques Pepin!

Time for you to get to work! Friday, just in time for New Years Eve, we will make another basic recipe to compliment the crepe. We will also introduce a sauce and garnish to complete our dish. Cheers, and have a wonderful day!

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