New England scoop shops are some of the country's best, in part because they tend to specialize in dense, rice ice creams with little added air and a distinct pleasant chewiness. Now you can MacGyver a batch of your own.
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Madeleines, the delicious shell-like tea-cakes from France, are an impressive dessert that's actually very easy to make at home. They're often flavored with vanilla bean or citrus, but in this recipe, the buttery flavor of the madeleines is paired with almond extract and a sweet apricot glaze. Vanilla is added for a touch of warmth, while the brown butter in the batter gives the madeleines a rich, complex flavor.
This is an ice cream for the chocolate fans. The hardcore fans. The ones who shy away from chocolate desserts because they're always too light on the chocolate. The people who take their chocolate like goth kids take their souls: dark, moody, and bitter.
Honeycomb is a delicious aerated caramel candy made with sugar, corn syrup, and baking soda that's also known as hokey pokey, cinder toffee, puff candy, and golden crunchers. It's quick to make and totally addictive, especially when coated with chocolate and salted peanuts. Here's how to make it.
These rustic-looking chocolate swirl meringues are flavored with cocoa powder, a touch of molasses, and a pinch of cinnamon. Baked until crisp, they combine a light and crumbly texture with intense chocolatey flavor. The cinnamon provides just a hint of warmth, while the molasses gives the meringue a subtle caramel flavor.
These rustic-looking chocolate swirl meringues are flavored with cocoa powder, a touch of molasses, and a pinch of cinnamon, then baked until crisp. They bring together a light and crumbly texture with intense chocolatey flavor. The cinnamon provides just a hint of warmth, while the molasses gives the meringues a subtle caramel flavor.
The world of pie making abounds in myth, legend, tradition, tall tales, short tales, and other manner of never-been-blind-tested theory. And while learning at your grandmother's (or grandfather's) knee may lead you to excellent pie crust, you're more than likely to pick up a couple of bad habits and un-truths along the way. Today we're going to look at a some of the most common myths in the land of pie crust, poke a few holes in those theories, and come away with some better recipes in the end. Are you ready?
Proper measuring is a crucial part of successful baking. Unlike cooking, where you can often get away with eyeballing, baking is chemistry and requires precision. Add too much flour to cake batter and the cake may come out tough and dry. Not enough flour and you risk ending up with a badly structured cake that will collapse in the oven. Enter: Measuring 101. Today we're going to talk about the best tools for measuring, how to measure wet versus dry ingredients, why an ounce is not always an ounce, and why you should really, really consider investing in a good digital scale.
Banana pudding has a strong, genuine Southern identity that stretches back more than half a century. Earlier versions of the dessert go back even further. The real question is not whether it's Southern, but when and how it got that way.
Good raw honey is practically a different product from the "Grade A Amber" plastic bears that line supermarket shelves. Bursting with caramel or butterscotch; fragrant with citrus, minerals, or the intoxicating aromas peonies and jasmine; jammy with berries and currants and dried fruit—that's the kind of honey worth relishing. Here's how to get the most out of it.
We started with cheesecake. Then we added Nutella and chocolate, and layered it all into individual glasses on top of a bottom layer of Oreo crust. Sure, it's not really a cheesecake anymore, but does that matter?
Last year I reached the vegan ice cream summit: A master recipe that scoops, melts, and feels the way ice cream should, and doesn't require any stabilizers or specialty ingredients. Now I have some new flavors to show just how versatile that base really is.
Whether or not you're suffering from winter-induced gloom, there's nothing a good, rich cup of drinking chocolate won't help. Yes, drinking chocolate—powdered hot cocoa's fancy-pants cousin, made from the finest beans and the richest ingredients, and meant to hit you hard, like a liquid-chocolate freight train. Here are three of our favorites.
Looking for the perfect Valentine's dessert? This gooey chocolate cake, loaded with whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate, and caramel sauce more than delivers. And it couldn't be easier to make.
Dulce de leche is a thick, creamy caramel sauce traditionally made with milk and sugar. It's very easy to make at home from a can of sweetened condensed milk!
I love it when something as simple as slightly changing one ingredient has such a dramatically delicious effect on baked goods. In this case that's browned butter, in both a cake and its frosting, for something moist, nutty, and insanely delicious.
Brown butter is one of those shortcut ingredients to great cooking, adding nutty, toasted flavors to whatever it touches. And all it takes to make is some butter, a pan, and a spatula. Here's how.
This brittle is definitely not traditional. This is not a slab of milk or white chocolate studded with nuts or chunks of peppermint. This is part cookie, part brownie, and wholly delicious.
Filled cookies are good but chocolate filled cookies are better. As a kid, no filled cookie was off-limits: bring on the gooey caramel, sticky jam, and thick cream. But my cookie eating odyssey has led me back to an incontrovertible truth: magic middle cookies are the apex of the stuffed cookie genre.
These buttery, lightly sweet almond cookies take a beautiful shape in the waffle iron. They're delicious filled with chocolate ganache, dulce de leche, jam, or lemon curd.