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7 recipes that will turn you into a ‘Great British Baking Show’ star baker

There were no time restraints, no finicky tent conditions and no Judge With the Piercing Blue Eyes to intimidate me, but baking along with Season 3 of “The Great British Baking Show” on PBS was no cake walk, either.<p>Like the bakers, I encountered completely new recipes and techniques, some more …

Dessert

How to Make Kouign Amann at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How to Make Kouign Amann<p>Makes 12 individual pastries<p>Inspiration and methods for this recipe were drawn from several different sources, namely <i>Flour,</i> …

Recipes

How to make sweet Korean pancakes, Hotteok (호떡)

Would you like a piece of hot, crispy, and chewy fried dough with sizzling brown sugar syrup oozing out? I don't know about you, but I can't say …

Asia

Recipe for lemon chess pie

<i>Makes one 9-inch pie</i><p>Made with sugar, eggs, and butter, this smooth and lemony custard pie is a version of chess pie. Chess pies supposedly originated …

pink lemonade bars

Last year, not seconds after putting the final touches on what I certain was The Lemon Bar To End All Lemon Bars, a recipe intended for that little …

Making Mochi, a Japanese Treat That’s All About Texture

Sometimes the pleasures of food aren’t packed in remarkable tastes, but in textures. And when it comes to mochi, the Japanese rice dough, much of its appeal can be attributed to a glorious bounce or a gelatinous squish or a comforting kind of gloop.<p>One of the most popular ways to eat mochi is in …

Recipes

Delectable Mini Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

<i>Gluten free lemon blueberry muffins are bursting with flavor. They're the perfect breakfast for summer mornings!</i><p>Around this time of year, I want to put blueberries in everything. And lemon. Blueberry goodies without lemon zest and extract just don’t seem right to me! The one exception is when I use …

Breakfast

Tamis Café shares leche flan recipe in time for Mother's Day

An Ottawa restaurateur and her two daughters will celebrate Mother's Day by serving customers a Filipino version of crème caramel, made from a recipe …

Recipes

Baked Cassava (Tapioca) Cake

This traditional cassava (tapioca) cake is semi-soft, chewy and fragrant. It has an inviting aroma from the screw pine leaves (pandan leaves), eggs …

Dessert

Rose-Flavored, Tahini-Swirled Meringues

I like my chocolate desserts ultra bittersweet, my apple desserts tart, and my lemon bars positively puckery. But I’m wild about meringues.<p>You may be thinking that they are nothing more than a ton of sugar suspended in, um, nothing. But that ethereal dissolve-on-the-tongue thing is irresistible to …

A Candy-Cookie Hybrid Your Dentist Won't Approve Of (But Your Friends Will)

Extra ingredients—like a half-jar of tomato paste, or a discarded rind of Parmesan—and a combination of various recipes can give rise to innovative dishes.<p>Like these chocolate caramel walnut bars, born from a spare cup of walnuts I found in the freezer and two recipes I'd been eyeing. They're a …

Dessert

How to Make Croissant Dough at Home

Learn how to make croissant dough with this selection of tutorial videos from ChefSteps.

Croissant

This Chocolate Pie Will Amaze You!

<i>Mini French Silk Pies. Easy to make than you probably think and decadently DELICIOUS! Silky, creamy, chocolate bliss topped with homemade whipped cream. All in bite size mini pies!</i><p>Mini French Silk Pies. Silky. Creamy. Decadent. I'm in love. I have made these little pies a few times now trying to …

Sunny Lemon Bars Recipe

These lemon bars are something of a cross between lemon curd and lemon meringue pie, soft and rich with egg yolks, but thick enough to slice into neat squares—no cornstarch required. That keeps the custard translucent and bright, as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade. Serve with a simple …

Recipe: Baklava custard slice

The fundamental difference between a custard slice and a Napoleon or mille feuille is its relative simplicity. While the latter two are multistorey constructions of puff pastry and assorted possible fillings, the custard or vanilla slice is pared down to the essentials: two pieces of the …

Recipes

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.<p>In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, egg and yolk mixture, brown sugar, …

chocolate peanut butter tart

Definitely one of the best things about having a 6.5 year old is that he now has classmates that can bestow upon us The Annual Gift of the Thin Mint …

Chocolate

An irresistible chocolate s'mores cookie

In the dead of winter, s'mores aren't a popular choice for dessert. The snow is coming and visions of campfires and sunburned skin and toasted …

Chocolate

Chinese Peanut Cookies

It is a tradition in our family that every year for Chinese New Years we will have multiple cookies and even cakes prepared for relatives and friends …

Dessert

Try These Hong Kong-Style Egg Tarts And Try Not To Melt

Just absolutely stunningly beautiful.<p>What are you waiting for…. get into it!<p>Here’s what you will need:<p>For the custard filling:<br>* 4 medium eggs, beaten (reserve 2 tablespoons for your pastry dough)<br>* 3/4 cup hot water<br>* 6 Tbsp. sugar<br>* 1/8 teaspoon salt (pinch of salt)<br>* 1/4 cup evaporated milk<br>* Dash of …

Recipes

Brûléed Lemon Tart

The cold weather that winter brings provides the perfect reason to turn on the oven. Warming the home with the scent of butter and sugar lifts …

Dessert

How to Make Red Velvet Brookies for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, people. You know what that means? It’s time to treat yo’ self (or your boo)! Our Red Velvet Brookies are the perfect dessert to whip up this February… whether you’re spending V-Day solo or with your S.O. Read on the for the step-by-step recipe!<p><b>Red Velvet …

Dessert

my favorite brownies

I understand that when a website but 5 11/12 years old boasts not one or two but <i>eleven</i> brownie recipes that it’s possible, perhaps, or at least worth …

Brownies

dark chocolate coconut macaroons

2014 has been mostly about the chocolate thus far, which is the kind of thing that happens when you outsource what-to-cook-next decisions to my …

Chocolate

any time you need 'em slice-and-bake chocolate chip cookies

For a long time, I thought the New York Times chocolate chip cookie recipe had ruined me for good. Based on a recipe from famed chocolatier Jaques …

Chocolate

Recipe – Egg Tarts

Weekend baking is extra rewarding because you don’t have to rush, so you can really take your time getting those bakes just right. I really believe …

Cooking

Holiday cookie recipe: Dulce de leche cookies

You could use dulce de leche as a spread or topping to add a sweet touch to almost anything, including toast, ice cream and fresh fruit. So why not try sandwiching it between two rich shortbread cookies? This recipe for dulce de leche cookies comes courtesy of reader Zaira Angelo in Pomona. She was …

This Dessert Will Wow Your Guests: Gingerbread Layer Cake With Salted Whiskey Caramel

Layer cakes are so fun to make, and this one—with a salted whiskey caramel sauce that's both in the frosting and on top of the cake—was an especially fun project for Thanksgiving morning. It <b>was</b> a bit of work. (To save time, make the cake layers the night before.) But for a special occasion, it's …

Cake