deep dark gingerbread waffles
Deep Dark Gingerbread Waffles These waffles use more sugar than any other I’ve made, but they don’t end up tasting excessively sweet because the sugar is necessary to balance the intensity of the molasses. That said, you absolutely will not need syrup on top of these, despite my suggestion of it in
endives with oranges and almonds
Endives with Oranges and Almonds Inspired by a version at José Andrés’ Bazaar in Miami Beach Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 as an appetizer or 2 as a light meal 3 oranges (I used 2 navel and one cara cara orange) 2 heads of endive 2 ounces soft goat cheese or chevre, crumbled 1/3 […]
Jelly Doughnuts [Sufganiyot, Berliners, Pączki, Bombolini, etc.] Yield: 16 2-inch doughnuts Prep time: 1 hour 45 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes 2 1/2 teaspoons (1 7-gram or 1/4-ounce packet) active dry yeast 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar 3/4 cup (180 ml) lukewarm (not hot) milk 2 large egg ...
Gingerbread Biscotti Yield: 30 to 34 Time: About 1 1/2 hours Cookie 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (265 grams) all-purpose flour, plus extra for flouring hands 2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder 2 teaspoons (4 grams) ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons (4 grams) ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves A few
decadent hot chocolate mix
Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix Adapted a little from Cook’s Illustrated This is the ideal homemade December gift to pack up for friends and family, if I do say so myself. It’s both rich and deeply chocolaty, without being excessively sweet. Add some homemade springy fluffy marshmallows or the my new ...
twice-baked potatoes with kale
Twice-Baked Potatoes with Kale Adapted from Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast via Food52 I think these could also be good as a party appetizer, perhaps twice-baked little red potatoes? A little fussy, scooping and restuffing all of those little potatoes, but what delicious bites they’d be. A melon ...
cranberry pie with thick pecan crumble
Cranberry Pie with Thick Pecan Crumble Despite the contrast from the brown sugar, oat, cinnamon and toasted pecan crumble on top, the shower of powdered sugar, the sweetened vanilla whipped cream or ice cream that I know you wouldn’t serve this without, this is still, at its core, a tart pie. It ...
crispy sweet potato roast
Crispy Sweet Potato Roast Inspired by this one The only thing that you might find exasperating about this recipe is how hard it is to get the measurements just right. I used a 2-quart oval baking dish and needed 5 pounds of smallish sweet potatoes to fill it. If yours are smaller or thinner, you ...
classic pumpkin pie with pecan praline sauce
Classic Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Topping Topping adapted from Joy The Baker: Homemade Decadence Yield: 1 standard pie or about 8 servings Crust 1 1/4 cups (155 grams) all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons (6 grams) granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) fine sea or table salt 1 stick (4 ounces
pretzel parker house rolls
Pretzel Parker House Rolls Yield: 16 small rolls. See note below about doubling. Rolls 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons (half a 1/4-ounce or 7-gram packet) active dry yeast 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to coat bowl 2 cups flour,