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Bake the Book: Chocolate Covered Toffee with Pumpkin Seeds and Sea Salt

The desserts of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook are something else. They're simple, almost starkly so. You might find yourself asking, is that all it takes to make something that looks that good? In the case of chocolate covered toffee, the answer is a resounding yes. It doesn't get simpler than semi-dark chocolate and buttery caramel. Adding toasted pumpkin seeds amps up the fat, and sea salt gives it that addictive quality that makes such treats disappear so quickly. More

Let Them Eat: Coffee-Almond Brittle Torte

Airy sponge cake is sliced, filled, and covered with whipped cream, then encrusted with crunchy coffee-flavored brittle and adorned with slivered almonds. The original, I decided, needed some sprucing up, though, so I increased the coffee flavor and incorporated coarse chunks of toasted almonds into the brittle. The combination of cloud-like cake and shattering candy coating is nothing if not irresistible. More

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