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Cinnamon Roll Cake

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Ela Ada / Valsan

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Salmon en papillote recipe

A simple way to bake salmon, wrapped in a paper parcel with potatoes, a splash of vermouth, butter and dill<p>The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of fillets. For chunky fillets (the kind most often sold in supermarkets), the timing here works perfectly. Thinner pieces will cook more …

Seafood

Quinoa Tabbouleh

6 Servings<p>The classic Middle Eastern salad gets an of-the-moment upgrade with the "it" grain, quinoa.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed well<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1 …

Food

Classic lemon drizzle cake

Sweet yet zingy, satisfying yet light, lemon drizzle can lay claim to being one of the greatest cakes.<p>This simple recipe comes from reader Pam Daniels from East Harling in Norwich. We think it's unbeatable.<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><p>1 hour 20 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>125g/40z soft margarine/butter<br>• 175g/60z caster …

Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

24 Servings<p>For extra texture, trick out your cake with rainbow or chocolate sprinkles, chopped candies, or your favorite cereal.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>⅓ cup …

How to make the perfect chelsea buns

Elizabeth David describes the “small, soft, plump, sweet” Chelsea bun as an “English institution”, but it is one that, like pints of mild or test cricket, seemed to be on the way out. How could a simple currant roll compete with the glamorous cupcake or the exotically unpronounceable kouign a mann? …

Baking

10 Wedding Cake Trends, From 'Naked' Layers to Modern Geometrics

Check out these 10 wedding-cake trends to help inspire your custom dessert.<p><b>Gone are the days of a simple white tiered wedding cake.</b> Now, it's all about adding a personal touch, whether that comes in the form of bespoke frosting or buttercream flowers. Here, 10 wedding cake trends for the modern …

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Its name is <i>schiacciata</i> (flat bread), but it is anything but flat. It’s the typical Easter sweet bread of my areas, popular in most of the Tuscan …

Dessert

Breakfast in Bed with Homemade English Muffins (and Doughnut Muffins, too!)

Breakfast in bed is rarely served at my house, but that's something I'm trying to rectify. I know it's considered best if someone makes it for you, …

37 Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Deep Clean

It's time for a fresh start! Here's how.

How to cook the perfect simnel cake

Simnel cake is one of the few Easter treats that doesn’t appear on shelves the day after St Valentine’s and vanish on Good Friday. Less popular these days than Creme Eggs or the shamelessly adulterated hot cross bun, these rich, fruity cakes have survived with their dignity largely intact.<p>Similar …

Dessert

How to make an Easter cake fit for a princess

Sally Saunders enjoys a masterclass in cake decorating with royal wedding baker Fiona Cairns<p>After growing her business for 25 years, going from supplying Harrods from her kitchen table to producing millions of cakes, Fiona Cairns attracted worldwide attention when <b>she created the cake for Kate</b> …

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 …

Recipes

How the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Does a Pantry Purge

As we move to a new office, the Bon Appétit test kitchen is purging and organizing their workspace. Use some of their rules in your own kitchen.<p>Later this month, the <i>Bon Appétit</i> crew is moving from Times Square to our shiny, brand-new offices in One World Trade. Everyone is frantically clearing our …

Kitchens

A taste of the East: John Whaite's sensational saffron recipes

Saffron, a complex, colourful spice with a history stretching back to Europe’s earliest days, adds a touch of Eastern promise to dishes<p>I’ve always been mad about saffron. I don’t know whether it’s the unique taste and the sunny colour, or that air of exclusivity – I’ve always been a sucker for …

Bagel baking is a perfect introduction to bread-making

Unlike a rustic bloomer, slumped languorously across its baking tray, or a batch of misshapen floury baps, or even a proud sandwich loaf in its tin, bagels don’t seem like the kind of bread that could be made at home. Perhaps it’s the fact that they’re twice-cooked, or the careful shaping of the …

Recipes

Diana Henry: there's something about Mary Berry

<i>This article was originally published on 24 March 2015</i><p>The food editor of the Washington Post called me recently. "How do you explain the Mary Berry thing?" she asked. "We’re going crazy over here for your Bake Off". Indeed Americans are as enchanted by The Great British Bake Off as they are by …

Nigel Slater’s Valentine’s Day cake recipes

A cake for St Valentine’s Day. Two, actually, depending on which you think will be appreciated the most: a sweet apricot sponge with citrus buttercream or a nutty chocolate one with hazelnut cream and sweet, salted popcorn. With love from me to you.<p>Orange and lemon apricot cakes<p><b>Makes four small</b> …

Dessert

29 Frozen Puff Pastry Recipes, Both Savory & Sweet

We've got an infinite number of frozen puff pastry ideas. Here are 29 of them.<p><b>Want to stock your kitchen with a</b> secret weapon? From last-minute hors' d'oeuvres to hearty dinners and easy desserts, frozen puff pastry is the workhorse of a busy kitchen (our favorite brand is the all-butter Dufour). …

Baking

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 20 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Looking for a go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies? Try this one on for size.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>3/4 cup …

Dessert

Chicken biryani

This Hyderabadi-style chicken biryani is simply one of the most delicious things you can eat<p>SERVES<p>6-8<p>TOTAL TIME<p>1 hour 40 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the marinade</b><p>A large thumb of ginger, peeled<br>• 3 garlic cloves<br>• Juice of ½ lemon<br>• ½ tsp turmeric<br>• 2 tsp garam masala<br>• Seeds from 5 cardamom cloves<br>• 1 hot green chilli, …

Ruby’s best bakes

It’s a little over a year now since I wrote my first baking column for Cook. The weeks and months thereafter have blurred into a sugary haze, yet the recipes that punctuated them are etched so sharply in my memory that even now I can taste the summer’s vanilla-flecked creme brulee, or the golden …

Baking

Coconut Rice

6 Servings<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups jasmine rice<p>1 cup coconut cream<p>1 1/2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Rinse rice in a large bowl with cool water until water runs clear. Drain rice.<p>Combine rice, coconut cream, sugar, salt, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. …

Recipes

Chocolate blackout cake recipe

The ultimate chocoholic's dessert: a rich three-layer cake with chocolate-custard icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>10-12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the custard:</b><p>175g (6oz) granulated sugar<br>• 4½ tbsp cornflour<br>• 450ml (16fl oz) single cream<br>• 270ml (9¾fl oz) full-fat milk<br>• 150g (5½oz) dark chocolate (100 per cent cocoa), finely chopped<br>• 2 tsp …

Gingerbread trees with clementine and ginger syrup icing – recipe

Biscuit-baking is in full force at this time of year. I’ve been making a veritable forest of these gingerbread trees – they are more exciting than shop-bought biscuits and cost considerably less.<p>For optimum sticky gingerbread, be sure not to roll the dough too thin and keep an eye on the cooking …

Nigella Lawson and Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for edible Christmas treats

From gingerbread tree decorations to chocolate fudge, celebrity chefs show how to create delicious, homemade Christmas gifts you won't want to hand over<p>Yotam Ottolenghi's Champagne chocolates<p>Choose the best dark chocolate you can find to make these marvellous truffles (well, not quite truffles, …

Chocolate-Cinnamon “Babkallah”

12 Servings<p>Introducing our test kitchen's hybrid baby: It's braided like a challah for maximum babka-y chocolate swirl in every bite.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>½ cup whole milk<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast<p>4 large egg yolks<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, …

Recipes

The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

Let me start this lengthy guide with a very simple, but often overlooked, tip: don't ever serve buttercream—any kind of buttercream—cold. Don't do it! Why? Because cold buttercream is very, very firm, which makes it way less creamy and a whole lot more like you're just eating sweet cold butter. So …