Tag: desserts

Peach Cobbler for the Gods
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Peach Cobbler for the Gods

Does anybody remember the Pepperridge Farm Cookies called Bordeaux? They were thin, buttery and burnt-sugar tasting: my downfall in every way. The unusual topping for this peach cobbler, created by sprinkling sugar over the batter then drizzling it with hot […]

Grapefruit Buttermilk Cake
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Grapefruit Buttermilk Cake

Grapefruit buttermilk cake is one of those desserts you never know you need until you make it. Even the flavors: they seem like they won’t work together, but instead, they are wonderful. From Wintersweet, by Tammy Donroe Innman, a charming book […]

Grapefruit Bars
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Grapefruit Bars

We all know about lemon bars, but have you ever seen grapefruit bars? Tammy Donroe Innman has a terrific recipe for them in her book, Wintersweet. She makes a shortbread crust and adds rosemary (I added thyme instead) and fills […]

Christmas Cookies
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Christmas Cookies

I have found a sugar cookie I can really get behind. Not just an excuse to have pretty red and green colors but actually a tasty cookie you’d want to eat on its own. I found this wonderful recipe on Food52. […]

Chocolate-Coconut Pecan Tart
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Chocolate-Coconut Pecan Tart

A terrific recipe from Melissa Clark and the Cooking web site of the New York Times. It may become a Thanksgiving tradition in our household. PrintChocolate-Coconut Pecan Tart Ingredients1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature 60 grams confectioner’s sugar […]

Blueberry Cake
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Blueberry Cake

Once again, Dorie Greenspan is a genius. This simple, plain blueberry cake is easy and delicious. Dorie considers it good for breakfast, lunch or brunch, but tell you what: it’s nice with a bit of ice cream on top after […]

Peanut Butter Blondies
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Peanut Butter Blondies

A snowy Saturday at the farm, so Samantha and I take to the kitchen. On the agenda, peanut butter blondies, from a sweet new cookbook called Wintersweet that focuses on the flavors of winter. Normally I just give Sam a […]

Pineapple Bake Recipe
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Pineapple Bake Recipe

We started talking at work about what we make for Easter supper, and three people on the staff said they always make this Pineapple Bake recipe from the Silver Palate cookbook. It’s especially delicious with ham! Megan, our new food […]

Coconut Tea Cake
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Coconut Tea Cake

Baking with Sam! I like making little sweets for Samantha. I don’t mind that she has a little sugar now and then, especially if it’s something I’ve made at home and I know exactly what went into it. This coconut […]

French Yogurt Cake
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French Yogurt Cake

“Bringing Up Bebe,” a book about French childrearing by an American living abroad, has its controversies. Is Pamela Druckerman, the author, making sweeping statements about a culture she barely understands? Or is she a keen observer of a phenomenon that […]

Swedish Visiting Cake
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Swedish Visiting Cake

Dorie Greenspan’s Baking book is a real treasure. Take this little gem, for instance, which gets its name from her friend Ingela’s mother, who used to “claim that you could start making it when you saw guests coming up the […]

Recipe: Rote Grütze
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Recipe: Rote Grütze

A currant pudding, the recipe for which I found in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living. How fortuitous, considering we just harvested exactly six cups of currants!  As you can probably tell from the name, it’s a German dish. […]

Recipe: Honey-Spiced Madeleines
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Recipe: Honey-Spiced Madeleines

I’m a huge fan of Dorie Greenspan’s recipes. So when I came across one that sounded just perfect for this Christmas — do-ahead but still festive — I jumped. Her Honey-Spiced Madeleines, found in Around My French Table, also have […]

Recipe: Pâte Sucrée
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Recipe: Pâte Sucrée

Pâte Sucrée is a sweet, short — that is, it doesn’t rise — pastry that’s buttery, flaky and a little brittle — perfect for filling with custards and meringues. It’s nice to use as a base for fresh fruit with […]