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Lucky Charm Brownies

Lucky Charm Brownies

Author Notes: Sometime, more than thirty years ago, after I got my first food processor, I made a brownie I called 15-Minute Magic, and I’ve been noodling with…

Vegetable Cream Cheese

Vegetable Cream Cheese

Ingredients YIELD 1cup UNITS US 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2tablespoons finely chopped carrots 1tablespoon finely chopped scallion, white part 1large radish, finely chopped 2inches piece of celery…

The Famous Chocolate Babka

The Famous Chocolate Babka

Author Notes: When I create a new pastry, it is very important for me to make a psychological connection to the pleasures of childhood, and in Israel, just about every…

Cacio e Pepe Con Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe Con Ricotta

Author Notes: The idea of adding a puddle of ricotta on your cacio e pepe comes from Sora Margherita, a Roman-Jewish restaurant in Rome that’s been around…

Double Chocolate Pavlova-Gelato Cake

Double Chocolate Pavlova-Gelato Cake

Author Notes: It’s important to add the cocoa powder right at the end, after the meringue has been whipped up, for the same scientific reason that you must…

Golden Milk Panna Cotta

Golden Milk Panna Cotta

Author Notes: Even though plain is perfect—panna cotta is an exquisite medium for flavors. Over the years, I’ve made swoon-worthy versions by infusing the cream with jasmin…

Strawberry St. Honoré

Strawberry St. Honoré

Author Notes: A simplified version of the famous French dessert served by pastry chef Ghaya Olivera, over at Daniel Boulud’s flagship restaurant in New York. Don’t…

Carrot Halva with Cloves, Cardamom, and Fudge

Carrot Halva with Cloves, Cardamom, and Fudge

Author Notes: Fajar ka halva takes me home, and it is re-creatable in most places. Today, I’m recreating it in Scotland, using local produce, and don’t need…

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Crock Pot Taco Soup

1(16 ounce) can pinto beans 1(16 ounce) can white beans or 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans 1(11 ounce) canniblet corn 1(11 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes…

Mashed Red Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan

Mashed Red Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan

2 1⁄2lbs red potatoes, unpeeled, quartered 3garlic cloves, peeled (depending on size and taste preference) 2tablespoons butter 1⁄2cup milk 1teaspoon salt 1⁄4cup grated parmesan cheese Directions Put…