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Baking with Julia

Esther Mc Manus (#201)

Esther McManus makes Almond Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Pate filled Croissants and Basteeya. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Hosted by the late culinary grande dame Julia Child, this series showcases the country's outstanding pastry chefs, bakers, teachers and cookbook authors offering indispensable techniques, time-honored tips and meticulously tested recipes that make home baking successful and satisfying. The featured bakers demonstrate recipes for the extraordinary variety of breads now popular across the country and for some of the greatest examples of America's favorite menu course -- dessert.

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