El Día de Los Muertos: ¡Una oportunidad de ser creativo en la cocina!

Calaveritas De Azúcar

El día de
los muertos es un gran día festivo para la gente mexicana. Aunque hay
semejanzas a el día festivo Halloween en los Estados Unidos, como unas
decoraciones, ciertos disfraces, y ciertos dulces, existe unas diferencias. Por
ejemplo, el día de los muertos tiene más que ver con los antepasados. En este
aspecto, el día de los muertos es significativo para la gente mexicana. Por
eso, sería bonito compartir nuestras tradiciones en una manera que todo el
mundo puede apreciar, por ejemplo, la comida. Fácilmente, puedes compartir
nuestras tradiciones con la comida sabrosa que disfrutamos durante estos días.
A continuación, te comparto unas ideas que tal vez puedas poner en tu menú
durante esta ocasión. 

Un postre interesante, único, y típico para el día de los muertos son las calaveritas de azúcar. Este postre puede ser usado tal como postre y también como decoración. Las calaveritas se pueden preparar en muchas maneras diferentes, la preparación es muy sencilla y puedes encontrar recursos para prepararse en el internet. Así que puedes añadir tus ingredientes y sabores únicos para que tus postres sean destacados y únicos. Fácilmente puedes conseguir suministros de cocina en nuestro sitio web de Burkett como procesadores de alimentos, espátulas, o batidores en nuestro sitio web.

Calabaza en tacha

Este postre es una buena idea para incluir los sabores de otoño. Esa dulce calabaza sería sabrosa con helado como un postre que contiene los sabores tradicionales. De esta manera puedes introducir algo que es popular en México a los Estados Unidos. Nosotros en Burkett tenemos el equipo necesario para la preparación, como ollas de alta calidad y estufas con la capacidad de calentar uno o dos ollas grandes.

Pan de muerto

Otro postre muy común durante esta ocasión es el pan de muerto. Este pan dulce puede ser genial con una taza de café después de comer una comida deliciosa. Este postre, como las calaveritas dulces, puede ser preparado en muchas maneras diferentes, así que puedes darle un toque único.  Si lo quieres preparar, nosotros en Burkett tenemos el equipo necesario como una mezcladora de masa de diferentes capacidades. El sitio web de Burkett también tiene una sección de puro suministros de panadería.

Ojalá
estas sugerencias hayan sido útiles para añadir creatividad a tu restaurante.
El día de los muertos es una buena oportunidad de compartir nuestras
tradiciones y también unos platos sabrosos. ¡Nosotros en Burkett estamos
disponibles para ayudarte a traer un concepto nuevo a tus clientes!

Burkett Makes $1,000 Donation to MSAA

Burkett President Jameel Burkett and Diretor of Sales & Marketing Crystal Rinker with the $1,000 check to MSAA, earlier this month at Burkett headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.

Despite multiple rain showers, the 2019 Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies Customer Golf Outing was a huge success because of the support of our participating partners and customers.

Behind the scenes, Burkett’s team in charge of the golf outing, led by Crystal Rinker, Director of Sales & Marketing, was challenged by President Jameel Burkett to grow the event. The goal was to have all proceeds be a charitable donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, honoring Jameel’s father (and our founder) Mike Burkett.

Mike remains an important part of Burkett’s story and continues to inspire the company through his own courageous battle with multiple sclerosis, a disabling disease of the central nervous system.

Burkett could not be what it is today without Mike Burkett’s vision, work ethic and family values over the course of our 4 decades in business.

After tallying all sponsorships of and expenses for this year’s event, Burkett was able to put the proceeds toward a $1,000 donation to MSAA!

Burkett hopes to continue to use this annual event as a way to fight for a cure by giving to MSAA in future years. That starts with next year’s golf outing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg, Ohio. 

Consejos Antes de Comprar Equipo de Restaurante

Ya que estás leyendo este artículo, es probable que estarás buscando equipo para tu restaurante o establecimiento, pero sería un error comprar algo sin tener la información adecuada para poder hacer una decisión inteligente.  Por ejemplo, no comprarías un coche sin saber cuáles características tiene. Por esta razón, te comparto unos recursos y consejos que podrían ayudarte para que compres el mejor equipo para la necesidad de tu establecimiento.

Primer Consejo: ¡Habla con
un hispanohablante!

Un consejo muy importante es buscar un representante que hable español si tu habilidad de hablar inglés es limitada. Desafortunadamente, hay proveedores que no tienen personas disponibles que hablen español. Afortunadamente hay compañías, como Burkett, que tiene hispanohablantes que te puedan ayudar a encontrar el equipo que buscas. Con esa facilidad nuestro representante puede hablar con los fabricantes y después te puede explicar puntos críticos e informativos. También, puedes comunicarte con el representante de Burkett que habla español y el representante del fabricante al mismo tiempo para traducir lo que tú estás preguntando. Aquí está el número de teléfono de los hispanohablantes que te pueden ayudar 419-720-2886. Ellos están disponibles de Lunes a Viernes 8:30am a 6:00pm y Sábado de 9:00am a las 2:00pm.

Segundo Consejo: Busca las
fichas técnicas en español

Las especificaciones te dan información crítica del equipo y por eso es muy importante tenerlo. A pesar de toda la dificultad de encontrar recursos en español, hay unos fabricantes que proveen las especificaciones en español. Un ejemplo es Server que tiene unos documentos traducidos. Si todavía no puedes encontrar una copia en español, puedes hablar con nuestros representantes y ellos te lo pueden traducir.

Tercer Consejo: infórmate
que es mejor para ti: ¿usado o nuevo?

Hay ventajas y desventajas cuando estás considerando la compra entre equipo usado o nuevo. Por ejemplo, tal vez sería mejor comprar equipo usado cuando no tengas los fondos suficientes para invertir en una maquina nueva o no es importante la estética de la unidad porque el equipo está atrás en la cocina y no visible al cliente. Alternativamente, el equipo nuevo sería mejor si tienes una cocina abierta y tus clientes pueden ver tu equipo, así que es mejor tener equipo nuevo para añadir a la estética.

También, debes pensar en las garantías. El equipo nuevo tiene una garantía más larga que la del usado. Si vas a usar el equipo por muchas horas cada día, probablemente es mejor comprar nuevo. La mayoría de los fabricantes ofrecen una garantía de 1 año de partes y mantenimiento. Burkett es uno de los únicos proveedores de equipo de restaurante usado que ofrece una garantía de 90 días de partes y mantenimiento con tal de que la unidad haiga sido instalada por un profesional. Así que, si no vas a usar el equipo constantemente, lo usado puede ser mejor para ti. También hay la opción de comprar una unidad nueva que está rayada o abollada que cueste menos que otros equipos nuevos, pero al mismo tiempo, tiene la garantía completa. Al final del día, es importante saber claramente lo que requiere tu restaurante. También nuestro hispanohablante puede ayudarte con eso.   

En nuestro sitio web, puedes ver equipo usado en el sección que se llama “Used”

Cuarto Consejo:  Infórmate
de las opciones que hay para pagar por el equipo.

Si tu presupuesto es limitado y tienes dificultad para pagar por el equipo inmediatamente, Burkett ofrece programas de arrendamiento que pueden extender tu presupuesto, especialmente cuando estás comenzando tu negocio. Consulta con Burkett para ver que otras opciones están a tu disposición.

Al Resumir

Ojalá esta información sea de ayuda para adquirir el equipo que tú necesitas para tu establecimiento. ¡En Burkett, siempre estamos listos para ayudar con cualquier pregunta y ser parte de tu gran éxito!

Who do I contact to get warranty service?

Burkett works with a wide-range of manufacturers to offer quality restaurant products, but sometimes equipment breaks down or stops working. If your commercial kitchen equipment becomes defective, you may be eligible for repair or replacement.

Warranty repairs are available for some products sold by Burkett and covered under manufacturer warranties. Warranty terms and conditions differ from manufacturer to manufacturer and may depend on factors like the use of the product and when the product was purchased.

Think your restaurant equipment may need a service call?

Over time, you might need to have something replaced for one reason or another and will need to file a warranty claim with the equipment manufacturer. We want to help you get the support you are looking for in the most efficient way. That’s why listed below are direct links to phone numbers and warranty information for some of our top manufacturers.

While warranty conditions may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, you should have the following handy to expedite the process: Product Registration/Serial Number, Model Number, and Retail Place of Purchase.

Let’s get you the support you need.

Brand WARRANTY INFO. PHONE NUMBER
Alto-Shaam https://bit.ly/2ny1gjj 800-558-8744
Beverage-Air https://bit.ly/2nsCCR5 877-866-1223
Blodgett https://bit.ly/2mVwRLJ 802-658-6600
Carter-Hoffman https://bit.ly/2m4GdV5 800-323-9793
Hatco https://bit.ly/2mWKNF6 800-558-0607
Ice-O-Matic https://bit.ly/2Zvk4kx 800-423-3367
Kolpak https://bit.ly/2MHO5ry 800-225-9916
Manitowoc https://bit.ly/2ZjgquO 920-682-0161
Nemco https://bit.ly/32dqd2K 800-782-6761
Scotsman https://bit.ly/2ZCzQGB 800-726-8762
Southbend https://bit.ly/349oIUT 919-762-1000
Star https://bit.ly/2HxGg3z 800-264-7827
True https://bit.ly/32dCFzn 855-878-9277
Turbo Air https://bit.ly/2HtMlOg 800-381-7770
Vitamix https://bit.ly/2ZBRqyi 800-848-2649
Vulcan https://bit.ly/2Hx64wp 800-814-2028

Opportunity Kitchen Provides Second Chance in Toledo

Created with a goal of giving individuals a second chance at a productive future, the Opportunity Kitchen provides a boot-camp-style culinary education in a supportive environment.

Students not only learn about the ins and outs of the commercial foodservice industry, they also learn life lessons about commitment to craft and dedication to work.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies was among the sponsors of the program in attendance, July 15, at the graduation ceremony for the first class of Opportunity Kitchen graduates. Committed to the community we call home, Burkett was on board as soon as we heard about this program, donating numerous smallwares and supplies to the commercial kitchen.

During the 10-week, 80-hour class curriculum, students learned front of the house and back of the house operations of a restaurant and became ServSafe certified. The kitchen is housed inside Helping Hands of St. Louis, under the auspices of Catholic Charities of Northwest Ohio and the Diocese of Toledo.

Working in the Helping Hands kitchen and visiting area restaurant kitchens to see how they operate inspired students and opened doors for them to enter the industry equipped with the technical and soft skills needed to succeed. The training, however, goes beyond the kitchen, said Program & Culinary Instructor, Chef Saundra Irvine.

“The kitchen is a disciplined and fast-paced place. Everything has a process and an order that must be communicated. Everything in the kitchen relates to life. That’s why we do this program.”

Coordinator Byron Wynn expressed that the program, “focuses on transformational change that can be done through learning, education, and, in this case, culinary arts.”

All graduates of the program already have job offers in hand, including Jermaine Sanford, who will be working at Starbucks. The coffee giant is also a program sponsor and had employees visit the Opportunity Kitchen to teach students about making coffee.

“This was more than just learning about the food service industry,” Sanford said. “It was a chef with students under her tutelage, this was us becoming a family and building a lasting legacy that I hope everyone will have the opportunity to experience and learn.”

Top 10 Tips for Purchasing Restaurant Equipment

  1. Look for the blue NSF sticker on any and all restaurant equipment. If the equipment has not been approved by NSF (http://www.nsf.org/), it is not suitable for use in a commercial kitchen. Hefty fines can be levied by inspectors who find non-NSF approved restaurant equipment in your kitchen.
  2. Limit the amount of restaurant equipment you buy. Keep your menu in mind and focus on keeping your kitchen compact and efficient. This means buying as few pieces of restaurant equipment as possible to fit your space.
  3. If you are buying used restaurant equipment, get to know the seller beforehand. Make sure that you are comfortable with the seller and you feel you can trust them.
  4. Make certain that all parts work. If you are looking at used equipment being sold by a restaurant owner, ask to come see the pieces in person so that you can make sure everything is in operating condition before making the purchase.
  5. Bring in a 3rd party resource. If you don’t know the dealer well, have a certified technician come in with you to inspect the restaurant equipment.
  6. Don’t get pressured into a purchase.  You want to feel comfortable with the restaurant equipment you end up purchasing, don’t let a salesperson sell you something you don’t need.
  7. Make sure your restaurant equipment will meet local codes. Your local health, fire and building code department will be able to provide you with spec sheets that detail what they do and don’t allow in a commercial kitchen.
  8. Be aware of your city’s zoning regulations. Many factors can contribute to restaurants receiving or being denied approval. The standards can be different on a city, county and state level.
  9. Make sure your building can support numerous commercial appliances. Despite their charm, many old buildings simply do not have adequate electricity to support a modern restaurant.
  10. Pay special attention to the type of commercial refrigeration you purchase. In hot months, commercial refrigeration equipment and commercial ice machines have to work harder to keep cool and can overheat, causing constant electrical outages.

A History of How Spun Sugar Became Cotton Candy

Cotton candy is a treat found at nearly all carnivals, street fairs and even some movie theaters. It is sold at ballparks and swimming pools around the country and has become a definitive summer treat. The airy sugar snack has century-old roots dating back to the 15th century to Italian elite society.

Cotton Candy’s Early Days
Cotton candy in its current form is a relatively new sweet at only a hundred years old, but versions of cotton candy called spun sugar were popular with the upper class dating back to the 1400s in Italy. Spun sugar was sugar that was melted and drizzled over sheets or objects to create various forms made from sugar. Because the process of creating spun sugar was so time consuming and used sugar, a luxury ingredient at the time, spun sugar was typically a delicacy only afforded to the wealthy or elite.

Spun sugar was typically made as an edible table centerpiece and accompanied by various fruits. In fact, there were chefs that were renowned to be spun sugar “sculptors,” and they would spend hours creating works of art from the liquid sugar.

This was the original form that cotton candy took and it was made this way until the turn of the 20th century, when the electric cotton candy machine was invented.

Spun Sugar Gets a Modern Twist
The patent for an electric sugar spinning machine was granted in 1897 to two men from Nashville, TN named William Morrison and John C. Wharton. They debuted their new invention at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and again at the Saint Louis World’s Fair in 1904. The duo called the expertly spun sugar “fairy floss” and charged 25 cents per box. That may not sound like much until you factor in inflation which means that each box cost roughly $6.

Regardless of the hefty price tag, Morrison and Wharton sold over 68,000 boxes of fairy floss during the six month course of the fair, earning around $17,000, or $370,000 in today’s terms.

The floss was such a hit that only a year later, a candy store picked up a machine and started selling the fairy floss for five to ten cents a serving. The sugar treat was referred to as spun sugar or fairy floss until the early 1920s, when the new name of “cotton candy” started to become the more popular term due to its similar appearance to cotton.

Cotton Candy Science
Since the invention of modern day cotton candy, very little has changed with regards to the floss machine. There have been improvements made to increase reliability, but the concept remains the same.

Flavored sugar, called flossugar, is placed in the center of the cotton candy machine in a spinning head. This head heats the sugar up to 300°F, when it begins to melt. When the head gets spinning, centrifugal force pushes the melted sugar out of the center and through a mesh screen around the spinning head. This breaks the sugar up into the fine pieces of floss that is customary today.

The fine threads are caught in a bowl that encompasses the spinning head. The bowl can be either metal or plastic. The bowl will typically have some sort of netting or thick wire mesh to catch and hold the flying strands of sugar more easily.

For nearly half a century, cotton candy machines were noisy and unreliable until the 1940s, when a company known as Gold Medal invented a cotton candy machine with a spring base which made the machine more reliable and more efficient.

That last innovation to the cotton candy industry was in the early 1970s, when an automatic cotton candy machine was invented. This allowed the production of cotton candy to become so automatic that it could be found in stores all over the city long after all the fairs left town. The machine makes uniform loops of cotton candy and then automatically bags it in an air- and water-tight bag.

Despite the advance in technology, the biggest advances in cotton candy production have actually come in the form of colors and flavors. While the pink vanilla flavor is still the most popular, there are a wide variety of flossugar flavors and colors nowadays ranging fromSour Raspberry to Watermelon.

Making Cotton Candy
The technical aspect of spinning sugar into floss aside, making cotton candy is a snap. Choose between flossugar or flossine as your base ingredient, set it to heat and get the floss machine spinning.

The traditional method of vending cotton candy is on a paper cone. To get started rolling your candy floss onto the cone, wet the edges of the cone just a bit to get the spun sugar to stick initially. Then begin rolling the cone in the opposite direction and wrapping the floss around the cone until it is full. Make a quick swiping motion through the sheet of cotton candy when you are ready to end one cone and begin a new one.

From royal delicacy to carnival treat, cotton candy has changed quite a bit in the centuries since this sweet snack was invented. From elite fare to carnival candy, this treat is known today for its fluffy, airy texture, whimsical colors and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And while it is not quite the delicacy it once was, cotton candy is still a special treat to indulge your sweet tooth.

How to Ruin Your Non-Stick Pans in 5 Steps

I once splurged and bought a non-stick griddle for my house. I was 20, living with 5 or 6 other irresponsible adults in a smelly townhouse, and the picture on the box of bacon, eggs and pancakes simultaneously sizzling sent me into a frenzy.

I was so excited to christen my newly-acquired griddle that I didn’t take any precautions to ensure its longevity. Long story short, I ruined it instantly. Anything I could do wrong, I did wrong.

For those who have non-stick pans of any sort, it’s important to give them proper care so they continue to be non-stick. My poor griddle never stood a chance, but yours can—as long as you do the opposite of what I did. Here’s how to ruin your non-stick pans right out of the box, just like I did.

1. Don’t prep your non-stick pan before its first use

What I Did: When I brought my griddle home, I popped it right out of the box, plugged it in and threw on some sausage. The sweet sound of sizzling links was heavenly until I tried to turn the sausages and found they were sticking. I chalked it up as “breaking in” my non-stick pan. The rational college student in me should have reasoned there was a problem when my non-stick pan was sticking, but in the battle of common sense and breakfast, the latter will almost always win.

What I Should Have Done: Out of the box, non-stick pans need to be prepped before they enter a life of making glorious sunny-side eggs and perfectly round pancakes for their human masters. Before you so much as sauté an onion, wash and dry your non-stick pan with hot, soapy water and a paper towel. After that, it’s smart to “preseason” the pan by lightly rubbing oil into the coating with a paper towel.

2. Cook everything at a high temperature

What I Did: I now realize it’s never smart to fry or sauté anything on the highest setting, but I couldn’t wait for the inaugural griddle breakfast. So I did what any sensible 20-year old college student who had already gained 10 pounds that year and had just pulled an all-nighter: I cranked that sucker up to 10 and threw the sausage links on there. My deductive thinking told me I’d enjoy my maple-laden links sooner this way. But after a few minutes of crackling, I realized it wasn’t just the sausage that was making noise—it was the griddle, too.

What I Should Have Done: That crackling I just told you about was from the surface of the griddle. High temperatures cause the coating to crack, leaving your food cooked unevenly. Non-stick pans work much better at lower temperatures—the heat distributes evenly, and therefore cooks food more evenly. In my case, if I would have cooked the breakfast sausage at a lower temperature, they would have come out slightly blackened and crispy on the outside and steaming on the inside—not charcoal-burnt on the outside and raw on the inside.

3. Use a metal or hard-plastic spatula

What I Did: At this point in the story, my maple sausages were producing a black smoke and the non-stick coating was cracking and peeling off.  But alas, it was time to turn over the links. The drawers in my kitchen only yielded one spatula the whole year I lived there. I’m pretty sure someone picked it from a garage sale or a dumpster—the metal on the front was rusted, the wooden handle was covered in some sort of grease, and a chunk of raw egg was permanently stuck to the left corner. When I used the spatula to turn over the sausages, I cut the non-stick surface and scraped it off. This only made the smoke worse.

What I Should Have Done: Non-stick coatings are sensitive in that sharp objects can easily cut them. Soft spatulas go with non-stick coatings like chocolate and vanilla and help ensure a long life for your non-stick pans.

4. Clean it in the dishwasher before it cools down

What I Did: Only after I cracked and scraped the non-stick coating did it occur to me that I should have washed the griddle before cooking the sausages. I decided to hold off on the eggs and pancakes until I could run the griddle through the dishwasher. When the cycle was finished, the non-stick coating looked like a rusted car that had been sitting in your grandfather’s garage for the last 45 years—half of it had come off in a spotty fashion, revealing a silvery surface that wouldn’t cook anything.

What I Should Have Done: Cleaning your non-stick pans is imperative after every use. But using your dishwasher for the deed is an expensive mistake. The high-temperatures and harsh detergents essentially chip away at non-stick surfaces, rendering them stickier than a fly trap. Instead, wait for your pan to cool down before scrubbing it with a soft sponge in hot, soapy water. Wipe off the excess moisture with a soft cloth or a paper towel.

5. Store directly on top of other pots and pans

What I Did: To be completely honest, at this point I was more upset about not eating breakfast than the fact that my brand-new griddle was now useless. Still, my anger led me to throw the griddle into the cupboard below the sink where all the other pots and pans lived. The already ruined surface became so scratched it looked like Mickey Rourke’s face in the final scene of “The Wrestler” than a griddle.

What I Should Have Done: Not that it mattered, but I should have placed the griddle in an area where the non-stick coating wasn’t at risk. If you have non-stick pans, hanging them on hooks is a great idea. If you can’t afford the space or have a phobia of hooks, you can stack them anywhere as long as there is a paper towel or soft cloth between each pan.

To recap, remember one thing: My tragedy doesn’t have to be yours. The ballad of your non-stick griddle could be a much happier story, so long as you do exactly what I didn’t.

Top 10 Professional Baking Supplies for Home Bakers

Home baking enthusiasts know that their success relies on having the right equipment and supplies for the job. In order for your recipes to look professional and taste delicious, be sure to choose commercial grade baking supplies for your home kitchen.

 1. Set up a sturdy countertop mixer. 
Using a countertop mixer is often preferable to using a handheld mixer. Handheld mixers are more affordable, but countertop models are more durable and can stand up to more frequent use and thicker batters. For the home, KitchenAid is the standard. However, professional chefs prefer commercial brand names like Globe, Hobart, Vollrath, or Waring, which are well-reputed in the food industry.

 2. Make way for measuring cups and spoons. 
Measuring cups and measuring spoons are essential for the home baker. Professional bakers know how important precise measurements are to the success of the end product. Although they often measure by weight using a baker’s dough scale, measuring cups and spoons are the perfect tools for making exact additions to any recipe in the home.

3. Weigh the advantages of a kitchen scale. 
A bakers’s scale weighs ingredients in a flash, giving bakers exact measurements in order to accurately follow recipes. For home use, choose a traditional mechanical kitchen scale for the most basic type of scale, or choose a digital portion control kitchen scale for a more modern look that is thinner and easier to store than its mechanical counterpart.

 4. Try a kitchen timer.
Many unfortunate instances of burned cakes and screeching smoke alarms might have been prevented if only a kitchen timer had signaled that an item was finished baking. Try a kitchen timer and set your mind—and your local fire department—at ease.

 5. Bake only on a nonstick baking mat. 
With nonstick baking mats, cookies and homemade candies will never again stick to the sheet pan, and the material prevents scorching for a more even bake. Silpat is a common brand that many home bakers prefer. Silicone baking mats are the ideal baking surface for a variety of baked goods, although you may also try parchment paper, which is a disposable non-stick alternative to reusable silicone mats.

 6. Fill a real pastry bag. 
Fabric pastry bags are the professional choice for equipping the commercial kitchen. They are reusable after a quick wash and they hold a good deal of frosting for when you need to decorate several cakes in one go. They fit snugly with a variety of pastry tips are ideal for creating high-quality piping on cakes or for frosting intricate details on cookies, petit fours or other baked items. Find them in a range of sizes from 10 to 24 inches long.

 7. Employ a candy thermometer.
These tools are mainly for measuring the temperature of sugar, chocolate and cooking oil. They will ensure that your ingredients are at the right temperature for the recipe, taking out the guesswork. Try a manual model candy thermometer over a digital one for easier calibration and longer life.

 8. Smooth things out with a rolling pin.
Many chefs use rolling pins, especially those committed to artisan styles of baking and cooking. A wooden rolling pin is a traditional favorite, with handles for an easy grip. For something a little different, try a French rolling pin. These have long, narrow and slightly tapered ends to offer greater control and maneuverability for delicate fondant and fragile tuile cookies.

 9. Light up a kitchen blowtorch.
In a professional bakery, the finishing touches on a dessert can be the most important part. Caramelizing crème brulée or browning the peaks of a meringue pie requires a meticulous yet delicate heat. Using a kitchen torch can be the ideal way to get the perfect finish on your professional desserts. 

 10. Use a multi-blade croissant cutter. A professional pastry chef often pumps out hundreds of croissants every day. In order to produce many croissants with precise size, shape and speed, use a multi-blade pastry wheel over cookie cutters or other single-blade cutters.

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