Lemon Posset

May 2nd, 2011 § 6 comments § permalink

Friday’s royal nuptials seemed as good an occasion as any to try a bit of British dessert cookery.

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Crème de Marrons

December 6th, 2010 § 14 comments § permalink

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” starts the classic American holiday tune, but it’s the French who really know how to make chestnuts sing.

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David’s Cherry Almond Cobbler

June 22nd, 2010 § 8 comments § permalink

I’ve had David Lebovitz’s latest tome, Ready for Dessert, in my possession for a few weeks now, but I haven’t baked from it yet. I flipped through the pages. When I saw this Cherry Almond Cobbler, I knew I’d found my project.

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May 3rd, 2010 § 4 comments § permalink

Parfait is perfect for anyone who likes creamy frozen desserts but don’t have an ice cream machine.

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Hazelnut Butter Cake

April 15th, 2010 § 7 comments § permalink

When I first made this cake years ago with my friend Heather we used pecans, but pecans are not so easy to find here in Paris.

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Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tartlets

March 15th, 2010 § 9 comments § permalink

Though I generally prefer dark chocolate, there’s no denying that milk chocolate pairs very well with certain flavors. Peanut butter and bananas, for example.

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Banana Nuggets, Again

February 19th, 2010 § 8 comments § permalink

When I was visiting my brother over the holidays, he told me he wanted to say something, and that he hoped it wouldn’t upset me.

“Uh, OK,” I said.

“We’ve made the Banana Nuggets according to your recipe, they don’t turn out the way Mom’s did, and we think it’s because of the butter. We’re pretty sure Mom used shortening.”

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Orange and Olive Salad

January 27th, 2010 § 7 comments § permalink

At least once every winter, I cook a lamb tagine with prunes from Claudia Roden’s œuvre (which is actually a revision of an earlier œuvre) The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, and serve it with this salad.

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Pear, Prune and Brown Butter Cake

November 18th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

This is not the cake I set out to make.

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Fig and Chèvre Tart

September 24th, 2009 § 7 comments § permalink

Fresh figs rate among my very favorite fruits, and they show up at the best time of year, when summer produce is having its last hurrah and fall’s firmer fruits are showing up.

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