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How to make shortcrust pastry

Here’s a guilty secret: I hardly ever make my own pastry. The ready-made stuff is so good these days that it’s easy to become lazy. I keep a packet in the freezer for emergency pie toppings and tart bases, and often get complimented on the buttery delicacy of my crusts.<p>But there is a world of …

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …

Breakfast

Shoyu Ramen

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Bringing ramen home takes a trip to an Asian market, three days of work, and your largest pot, but this low-stress (really!) labor of love might be the best soup you'll ever make.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kombu Dashi and Tare<p>2 pieces dried kombu<p>½ cup …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Turn Your Pasta Into Ramen With Baking Soda

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Pop quiz: You're dying for some ramen but aren't anywhere near a place that serves it—and no, the 99-cent instant stuff isn't going to cut it. You live in a neighborhood overflowing with all the ingredients you'd need for, say, Mexican food, but …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

As an added bonus, they all taste amazing.<p>Let us be clear: We're not advocates of purely liquid diets for weight loss. Most juices are missing fiber and protein—both of which are key to feeling satisfied and dropping pounds. That said, enjoying a juice with a meal or as a snack can help you …

Toasted Coconut Waffles

4 Servings<p>Coconut oil adds a rich sweetness to this waffle batter; shredded coconut and a quick toast deliver the crunch.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>2 …

Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Crème Fraîche

Makes 4 to 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges or rounds<p>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/2 cup crème fraîche<p>1–2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with …

How to Make Traditional Cantonese Mooncakes at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Cynthia of Two Red Bowls is bringing traditional Cantonese mooncakes stateside, right in time for the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival.</i><p>For those who …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner. It's a recipe that may not have won -- or even been entered in -- a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more …

16 Egg-Topped Dishes

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

The New Freshman 15: The Foods You Should Try in Your First Year of College

Don't worry about gaining the Freshman 15! These are the 15 foods you MUST try the first year of college, from black coffee to burrata<p>We've all heard horror stories about the Freshman 15—the legendary 15 pounds that college students, male and female alike, are apt to put on in their first year of …

Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

Recipes

Corn and Scallion Tart

8 Servings<p>Because it’s equally good at room temperature, this is a great make-ahead recipe for brunch or a lazy lunch.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>¼ cup semolina or all-purpose flour<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) chilled unsalted butter, …

Ice Cream Pies and Cakes to Eat This Summer

We can't decide if we like ice cream pie or ice cream cake better, so we'll just eat both.<p><b>We can't decide if we like ice cream pie or ice cream cake better</b>, so we'll just eat both.

Dessert

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …