S’More Cupcakes Yield: 12 cupcakes. In the photos, I have tripled this to make 36. Cupcakes 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour 1 cup (110 grams) graham cracker or digestive biscuit crumbs, finely processed to be a powder, from about 7 rectangular crackers 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 ...
broccoli cheddar soup
Broccoli Cheddar Soup Instead of 1 cup half-and-half, you could use 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup heavy cream + 1/2 cup additional stock or broth. I like to use both broccoli florets and stems when I cook, and I find that the stems cook up with the best texture and […]
the perfect manhattan
The Perfect Manhattan I’ve always been a little suspicious of the stories that surround old recipes; they often read too orchestrated, too twee — “the pie was dropped on the floor and voila! A tarte tatin was born!” etc. — to ring authentic. The Manhattan cocktail is no different. One disputed ...
oat and wheat sandwich bread
Oat and Wheat Sandwich Bread Adapted from Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day This is my go-to sandwich bread and I find that a stash of it in the freezer makes even the most sad desk sandwich something to look forward to. The dough is quite forgiving; use more water if you want to skip […]
zucchini rice and cheese gratin
Zucchini, Rice and Cheese Gratin [Tian de Courgettes au Riz] From Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II Serves 6 2 1/2 pounds zucchini 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (I use Diamond brand, use 1 1/2 of other brands) 1/2 cup plain, uncooked white rice 1 medium onion, minced (about
Caponata Adapted, just a little, from this excellent Saveur recipe I am a heathen (!) who rarely salts my eggplant, which generations of eggplant-cookers swear improves its texture and fry-ability. I don’t find it necessary to get a good flavor (less bitter, is the argument) or texture and laziness
corn chowder salad
Corn Chowder Salad From The Beekman Boys This salad was a much bigger hit than I’d expected, from my husband “Bacon? corn? My new favorite!” before even trying it, to my son “This is the best salad you’ve ever made, mom,” to the babysitter and her daughter both. One note about the corn: My […]
crispy peach cobbler
Crispy Peach Cobbler Adapted, just barely, from A Boat, A Whale and a Walrus P.S. I halved this recipe and made it in 2 1-quart baking dishes. It did not affect baking time. 4 1/2 pounds (about 10 large or 2 kg) peaches, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch chunks or slices (I cut mine each into […]
angel hair pasta with raw tomato sauce
Angel Hair Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce Adapted a little from Gourmet In the original recipe, many commenters found that they wanted more garlic; I had very new garlic from the market and found one clove to be plenty booming with flavor, but definitely adjust to your taste. Many found that they ...
frozen hot chocolate
Frozen Hot Chocolate Riffed from original recipe A lightly sweet and not overly intense milkshake, the summer iteration of a winter mug of hot cocoa. Still cold where you are? Make this Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix instead. Makes 6 petite just-about-1-cup servings (shown above in an 8-ounce glass) or