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Magic lemon and poppy seed cake

Use a 24cm cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 150g caster sugar<br>• 125g butter<br>• 125g plain flour<br>• 30g poppy seeds<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 400ml milk, at room temperature<br>• juice and zest of 2 lemons<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/gas mark …

Michel Roux’s marquise au chocolat dessert

This almost forgotten French classic is a wonderful layered construction of biscuit and flavoured ganache. It’s perfect for a special occasion as you can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge ready to slice when you want.<p>There are many variations but this recipe, with the retro touch of …

Deliciously Ella's creamy mango and banana overnight oats

Blitzing mango and banana with ground flaxseed and a splash of almond milk is a delicious way to incorporate fruit into an oaty breakfast<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the mango puree:</b><br>1 mango<br>2 ripe bananas<br>1 tbsp ground flaxseed<br>a splash of almond milk (enough to make it blend)<p><b>For the oat mix:</b><br>1 ripe banana<br>⅔ …

15 Recipes for Ripe, Sweet-Tart Summer Blueberries

Sour and hard during most of the year, perfectly ripe, in-season blueberries are one of summer's treasures—smooth, sweet, full of juice, and just a tiny bit tart. As good as they are plucked straight off the bush (and no, we won't judge you for not washing them first under those circumstances), the …

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Is this how to make the perfect cup of tea?

Does the milk go in first, or after? The British Standards Institution believes it has the answer to a historic debate<p>Britain is a nation of tea lovers, but on one great question, we stand divided: do you put the milk in first, or last?<p>The answer to the question may lie with the <b>British Standards</b> …

How to Choose the Right Pie Pan (Hint: Cheaper Is Better)

My neighbors have been calling it the Summer of Pie. As I've researched flaky crusts (both traditional and gluten-free), the ins and outs of tapioca starch in cherry pie, and how to use frozen fruit to amp up the flavor of a classic blueberry pie, I've given away approximately 36 fruit pies—each …

Spiced chicken rolls with sweet-sour cucumber

The good thing here is that the chicken doesn’t have to have come straight out of the frying pan, so there’s no last-minute cooking. It can be cooked and kept warm in a low oven, or just served slightly warmer than room temperature. I like to use cheap and ordinary soft rolls (easier to hold), but …

7 Easy, Peak-Summer Recipes to Make in August

Your go-to menu for lazy August nights, delivered.<p>The antidote to sticky August nights: these light, fresh, weeknight-friendly dishes like savory watermelon salad and mussels in spicy tomato oil. Top it off with a peaches-and-cream parfait that sports a habit-forming graham cracker crumble.<p>World …

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How to Make a *Proper* Chocolate Egg Cream Without a Recipe

A well-made chocolate egg cream is hard to find. The beverage, which famously contains neither eggs nor cream, was once ubiquitous throughout Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Yet today, it often appears on menus as a relic of the past or a novelty, and if you order it, odds are you …

How to Turn a Cheesy, Tomatoey Dip into 9 Meals

Olives, tomatoes, feta, and garlic aren't shy with flavor, so when they all come together in a cheesy, salty, melty dip, they're sure to bring comfort to a whole week of lunches and dinners. That the dish comes together in 20 minutes is pretty convenient, too.<p>Here's how to repurpose one dip for a …

Our Latest Contest: Your Best No-Bake Desserts

Many of summer's best treats—pies, schlumpfs, even many custardy ice creams—require a period at the stove or in the oven. And for a large portion of them, we're willing to make the investment; the payoff is clear (we're talking about <i>pie</i> here, after all).<p>But <b>there comes a point each season where even</b> …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

6 Menu Mind Games Restaurants Don’t Want You To Know About

Nothing beats a reservation at your favorite tapas spot on a Friday night. But before you order, beware these six common menu mind games, designed to make you over-order (and, worse, overspend).<p>IF FOOD HAS A PHOTO, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO ORDER IT<p>Here’s why.<p>THE CHEAPEST MENU ITEMS ARE LISTED LAST FOR …

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The Healthiest Order At Every Restaurant Chain

So, you’ve found yourself out with friends at Cheesecake Factory…but you’ve been working so hard on sticking to your summer diet…and <i>ugh</i> everything on that 75-page menu just looks so good. In those dire moments, look no further than this guide. Here: the healthiest orders at your favorite chain …

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A Cocktail and Dessert All in One!

<i>A cold, refreshing strawberry margarita made with fresh strawberries and poured over coconut gelato!</i><p>Treat Yourself! Subscribe today and receive a <b>FREE</b> E-Cookbook and weekly recipes to your inbox! <b>Sign up here!</b> Follow me on <b>Facebook</b> and <b>Instagram</b> too!<p>Hey y'all. I think we all deserve an extra special …

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The Hesser Family Peach Pie That's Stood the Test of Time (& Tweaks)

​When a recipe has stood the test of time, it can stand the test of your kitchen, too.<p>Rhonda35's Third Generation Peach Pie started with her grandmother, who taught her how to make it on summer visits; they'd start by picking the peaches (and finish, presumably, with big slices).<p>But what Rhonda …

Home-made pasta with fresh truffle

If you can get eggs with very yellow yolks, your pasta will look nicer – try Burford Browns. For extra-special pasta, use one whole large egg and five yolks. You can make this with just a rolling pin, but if you have a pasta machine, that will help you achieve thinner strips.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>300g …

Magic pistachio and morello cherry cake

Use a 24cm round cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 135g caster sugar<br>• 125g butter<br>• 1 heaped tsp pistachio paste (from a specialist grocer) or pistachio flavouring<br>• 40g ground pistachios<br>• 120g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 500ml milk, at …

Diana Henry's ultimate one-pot recipes

‘One-pot meals’ is not an inspiring term. It brings to mind casseroles made from odds and ends in the fridge (I have a relation who does this and calls it ‘garbage stew’); dishes that have been made for convenience rather than pleasure.<p>Yet one-pot meals are exactly what most of us want, at least …

Gin, glorious gin! 15 reasons why we're fascinated by the "infamous liquor"

Did you know gin shops were once open seven days a week, 24 hours a day? We've extracted the key facts from a fascinating book on the nation's favourite spirit<p>Olivia Williams' book <b>Gin Glorious Gin (Headline, £14.99)</b>, subtitled How Mother’s Ruin Became the Spirit of London, charts the dizzying ups …

Belgian chocolate birthday cake for the Queen

In 2006 Prince Charles hosted a surprise celebration for his mother’s 80th birthday at which guests enjoyed a simple English menu followed by a sumptuous slice of chocolate sponge layered with a Highgrove fruit filling. While you won’t be able to pick Highgrove’s berries to make this cake, it is …

How To Make Candy Sushi

<i>For</i> <i>Teen Vogue</i><i>, by Amanda Chan</i>.<p>Now here is some sushi that even people who don’t like fish will love to eat!<p>In this <i>Teen Vogue</i> “Sweet Tooth” baking tutorial, Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop shows how to make Swedish Fish Nigiri and Gummy Worm Sushi — which are made entirely with Rice Krispies treats and …

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