failproof crêpes + a crêpe party
Failproof Crêpes Yield: 11 to 12 9-inch crêpes 3 tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter, plus more for buttering pan 1 1/4 cup (295 ml) milk (and sometimes a splash more) 4 large eggs 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour Two pinches of salt In the bottom of a large bowl, melt your butter halfway, ...
palm springs date shake + monkey flip
It’s been two months since I told you I was California dreaming and I fear it hasn’t passed. I thought maybe I just longed for warmer weather, but spring has more or less arrived and I no less crave avocados that don’t require a week of hovering to capture their narrow window of edibility. I […]
shaved asparagus frittata
Shaved Asparagus Frittata Notes: I added a few slices of proscuitto that I’d first crisped in the pan. While they were certainly not unwelcome, you’re not going to need them here to make a great, even vegetarian, frittata. My favorite peeler for ribbon-ing asparagus, and well, basically everything
perfect garlic bread
Garlic Bread My go-to garlic bread has always been 1 minced garlic clove and about 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper flakes per 2 tablespoons of melted butter, plus some parsley to finish because it just doesn’t look right without it. I use about twice this for half a baguette. But when I’m
sheet pan chicken tikka
Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka Chicken marinade adapted from Made In India Notes: In the recipe in the book, Sodha has you mash the ginger, garlic, chiles and spice in a mortar and pestle to a paste. I suppose you could also process them in a food processor or blender. I went for the method that […]
carrot tahini muffins
Carrot Tahini Muffins As ever with muffins, I found myself skirting the is-this-cake or is-this-breakfast line. On the breakfast side, do know that these taste excellent with up to a 2/3 (1 1/3 cup) flour swap with whole wheat flour (possibly more, but I only tested them that far). I also ended up
potato pizza, even better
Potato Pizza, Even Better Adapted from Jim Lahey’s My Bread Notes: A tiny bit more context: Potato pizza is one kind the pizza al taglio that is considered daytime pizza in Rome, baked in electric ovens in large rectangular or oblong shapes, cut with scissors to the size you desire, and sold by ...
caramelized brown sugar oranges with yogurt
Burnt Sugar Oranges with Yogurt and Mint Inspired by this combination from Nigella Let this be my contribution to the “no recipes” movement, because you are not going to need one here. What you need is some brown sugar, a few oranges, even imperfect ones, some yogurt and a few leaves of mint. You
spring chicken salad toasts
Spring Chicken Salad Toasts Inspired by Sqirl’s chicken salad 2 to 3 large toasts; could be dinner for 2 1 large skin-on, bone-in chicken breast (about 12 to 14 ounces) About 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon white
eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style
Eggs in Purgatory, Puttanesca-Style Inspired by Nigella Lawson, sauce riffed from Ellie Krieger Notes: I went back and forth over calling the anchovy optional because I know they’re divisive (and also out of the question for vegetarians). Let me make It clear: it is. Not because you can make ...