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    How to cut a plum into 10 even wedges

    For her Caramelized Plums recipe, contributing editor Kimberly Masibay came up with this clever technique for quickly cutting a plum into 10 even pieces.

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    Convection vs. True Convection

    Q: What is the difference between convection and true convection? Is one better than the other? Carol McKenzie, New York, NY A: A conventional radiant oven has two heating elements—a bake…

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    Easy-to-roll cracker dough

    I love the Seeded Crackers recipe in Fine Cooking's December 2007 issue, but had trouble achieving an even thickness when I rolled out the cracker dough by hand. The second time…

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    Pound skirt steak for even texture and cooking

    For a steak that's easy, quick, and tasty, it's hard to beat the skirt. Skirt steak is a long belt of meat from the belly of the steer. It's a…

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    Shaping Layers for the Prettiest Cakes

    Measuring ingredients by weight can help you avoid uneven layers

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    How to cut a cake into even layers

    If the tops of your cakes have risen unevenly, level them by removing the top crust with a long serrated knife. To slice one cake into two layers, start by…

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