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Let Them Eat: Tender Citrus Sour Cream Cake

Let Them Eat... Stephanie Stiavetti 1 comment

You'll find this cake moist, tender, and citrusy, holding a touch of spice from pungent cinnamon. The whole things is soaked with a mixture of condensed milk and heavy cream, then covered with a generous blanket of ultra-smooth Swiss buttercream frosting after a brief spell in the icebox. This cake doesn't need layers to be decadent or awesome. More

Very Small Anna: Kumquat Tart

Very Small Anna Anna Markow 1 comment

When I got my first pastry chef gig, I decided I wanted to take ingredients that were often used simply as garnish and shine the spotlight on them. Enter the noble kumquat. More

American Classics: Lemon Italian Ice

American Classics Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold] My great, great grandfather was a lemon farmer in southern Italy. Lemons run in our blood. As a kid, lemon Italian ice was a favorite dessert. I loved the little yellow cups with the wooden spoons... More

Pie of the Week: Orange Meringue Pie

Lauren Weisenthal 4 comments

When it comes to citrus in meringue pies, why do lemons always get the limelight? I put other flavors to the test and discovered that using oranges instead puts a great new spin on the old classic. Oranges make for a less acidic custard filling that plays equally well with a creamy, light meringue, without all the pucker of their yellow cousins. More

Let Them Eat: Olive Oil Cake with Tangerine Marmalade

Let Them Eat... MarĂ­a del Mar Sacasa 4 comments

My favorite part about this cake was making the tangerine marmalade. Rather than rushing through the prep work, I turned off all extraneous sound and stood at the counter, calm, quiet, alone—a rare occurrence. I listened to the skin shyly parting from the fruit's flesh, inhaled. More

10 Zesty Orange Dessert Recipes We Love

The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

In the dark days of winter, we crave bright, tangy citrus to bring us out of our doldrums. These dessert recipes take advantage of flavorful orange zest and juice, segments, and even whole fruit whirred in a blender. Check out 10 delicious orange-based treats (and get the recipes) in the slideshow. More

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