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Classic Black & White Cookies With Tova Du Plessis Of Essen Bakery


Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis is the founder of Philadelphia’s Essen Bakery, which specializes in traditional Jewish pastries and sweets. Tova left Johannesburg to study medicine in the U.S., and wound up making a hard pivot to the world of baked goods. She joins host Jessie Sheehan to share her thoughts on unique ingredients she loves (like glucose syrup and orange oil), soft butter, rotating your sheet pans, chilling your dough, and being patient with emulsifications. She also talks through the particulars for making her classic black & white cookies.

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