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Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

24 Servings<p>Finishing your chocolate chunk cookies cookies with a flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups …

Dessert

Apple upside-down cake with caramel and spicy walnuts

Using apple juice to make caramel adds an extra-fruity punch to this weekend treat.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the caramel</b><p>850ml cloudy apple juice<br>• 30g unsalted butter<br>• 2 tbsp apple brandy (optional)<p><b>For the cake</b><p>155g unsalted butter<br>• 250g light soft brown sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 260g plain flour<br>• ½ tsp …

Dessert

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Tomato soup with roasted chickpea croutons recipe

This dairy-free tomato soup is still thick and creamy, from blended cashew nuts. Serve it topped with crunchy chickpeas<p>This is a classic cream-based tomato soup, but dairy-free and revamped to be good for you. Blending some soaked cashews into it transforms the tomato base into a luxurious, creamy …

Food Preservation

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ Moroccan-inspired recipes

I recently went to Marrakesh for the first time and found the food thrilling: tagines with warm, gentle but evocative spices; honey that brought sweet and savoury dishes alike to life; vegetables given as much precedence as meat. Here are my interpretations of two dishes I loved best.<p><b>Carrot soup</b> …

Onions

Readers’ recipe swap: Veggie roast

Growing up in a vegetarian household, I feel well placed to pick meat-free alternatives to Sunday roasts; in fact, the recipe testing for this week’s theme was perfectly timed with Mother’s Day, so the ultimate judge was also present.<p>The whole roasted cauliflower spiced with smoked paprika and …

Gruyere

Blood Orange Sangria

8 Servings<p>RockSugar uses the juice of calamansi, a delicious but hard-to-find citrus fruit. We approximated its flavor with a mix of other citrus.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 cups dry Riesling<p>2 cups fresh …

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Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Season's eatings: roast garlic

New season garlic can be found in Victorian farmers markets this month, with their lime green scapes, their purple bulbs – depending on the variety – and a thatch of roots at their base. A bulb of garlic takes about 7 to 8 months to grow to maturity – again, depending on the variety – of which, …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

Dessert

The Only Pumpkin Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

Love pumpkin bread? Here's how to bake the best loaf you've ever had—or turn it into muffins or cake<p>We'll say it: <b>We love pumpkin bread</b>. We love the roasty, toasty spices that go into a good loaf (allspice, nutmeg, and cloves, oh my!) and we love how it takes us effortlessly from breakfast to …

Breakfast

Banana–Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

16 Servings<p>This cake is perfect for beginners—it’s moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>CAKE<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …

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Perfect pizza recipes

Everybody’s favourite Italian dish is easy to do at home – just limit your choice of toppings and don’t overdo the tomato<p>We all know that if you want real blow-your-socks-off pizza, you have to get yourself over to the home of the wood oven in Naples. But did you know that you can make an …

Walnut scones

Serve up these savoury, nutty homemade scones with soft goat's cheese and fig jam for an easy picnic treat<p>Ingredients<p>225g self-raising flour, plus …

Autumn recipes: Plums and apples on sticks

Try this easy and simple pudding accompaniment that children will love<p><b>Serves 4</b><p>This is something the children will love – a kebab of fruit to eat with vanilla ice cream or whipped double cream. You can also use peaches, figs or greengages. Fruit that is slightly unripe is best, because it will hold …

Ice Cream

Prawn and sweetcorn pakoras recipe

These prawn pakoras are a hit with adults and kids and a great base recipe to adapt yourself<p>Prawn goes beautifully with sweetcorn in this Indian-inspired dish.<p><b>MAKES</b><br>Approx 12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 medium sweetcorns, kernels sliced off<br>1 onion, very finely chopped<br>1 green chilli, finely chopped<br>2cm piece of …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Cold-Brew Iced Tea

8 Servings<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>10 black tea bags<p>8 cups cold water<p>lemon slices<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine 10 black tea bags and 8 cups cold water in a large pitcher. Cover; chill at least 4 hours. Discard tea bags. Serve over ice with lemon slices.<p>Nutritional Content<p>Hide Nutritional Content8 …

Carbohydrates

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

Breakfast

FoodRecipes

Banana bread<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Makes 1 loaf<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>This is an easy recipe that gives perfect results every time. Be sure to use overripe bananas and the right sized tin.<p>By John Barrowman<p>From A Taste of My Life<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>…

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Rogan josh<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 6<p>Take on the takeaway with Anjum Anand's recipe for the ultimate lamb rogan josh.<p>By Anjum Anand<p>From Indian Food Made Easy<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 6<p>Ingredients<p>5 tbsp …

Waitrose: three spicy food recipes

Three recipes fit for spice-lovers: spicy lamb, tomato and coconut curry; spicy sweet potato pasties, and chilli and lime prawns<p><b>Videos by Waitrose</b><p>Spicy lamb, tomato and coconut curry recipe<p>Preparation time: 10 minutes<p>Cooking time: 80 minutes<p>Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>1 tbsp coriander</i> …

Canal House Peach Jam

Makes 6 to 8 half-pint jars<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>This peach jam recipe makes enough to give a few jars away as gifts, or you could easily halve it.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 large ripe freestone peaches<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>3 cups sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>special …

Food Preservation

Daily dal recipe

An easy dal recipe, the foolproof dish of red lentils, from Meera Sodha's mother's kitchen<p>My mum and dad got married in 1975. At the wedding Dad wore flares, platforms and sideburns, and Mum wore a red sari. They moved to a bedsit in west London with a shared kitchen and a single cupboard. Mum …

Soda bread recipe

Soda bread is a wonderful thing to be able to make - the fastest bread around<p>SERVES<p>Makes 1 loaf<p>INGREDIENTS<p>450g/1lb plain white flour<br>• 1 tsp salt<br>• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda<br>• 400ml/14fl oz buttermilk<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/gas 7. Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate into a large bowl and make a …

Bread

The New Baker: Berry, banana and oatmeal loaf-cake

Fruit, seeds and spelt flour make this crumbly healthy cake<p>Rapeseed oil gives this cake an earthy and a nutty depth, but for a lighter flavour sunflower oil works well too.<p><i>Makes one loaf</i><p>120ml (4fl oz) rapeseed or sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing<br>65g (2¼oz) medium oatmeal<br>25g (1oz) pumpkin …

Baking

How to make the perfect malt loaf

If you thought last week's beans on toast were a peculiarly British fetish, then malt loaf makes that sweet, gloopy orange sauce look positively international – even Ulster's Veda loaf isn't quite the same. Whether it is a food that you have to inhale with your mother's milk to develop a taste for …

Soy-braised chicken thighs with star anise recipe

A simple and cheap recipe for chicken thighs braised in star anise and soy<p><i>Serves four</i><p>This is adapted from an excellent American book, 'All About Braising' by Molly Stevens (WW Norton, £25). It has quickly became one of the most cooked dishes in my house as it's easy and the children love it. Don't …