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47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Blackberry Farm Griddle Cakes

6 Servings<p>Fast-track this pancakes or griddle cakes recipe by tripling the dry ingredients and storing them in a jar. At breakfast time, scoop out 2 1/4 cups. All the other measurements stay the same.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>1/4 cup pure maple syrup<p>1 cup gluten-free oat …

Breakfast

Goat's curd on rye with blueberries and spiced walnuts recipe

A signature open sandwich from the Norwegian-born chef Signe Johansen, with a blueberry sauce and sweetened cardamom walnuts.<p>For home-made goat's curd simmer 1 litre (1¾ pints) of goat's milk and the juice of half a lemon for two minutes, leave overnight and strain through a muslin-lined</i> …

Breakfast

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Italian Food

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

Eric Lanlard's chocolate and raspberry tart

SERVES<p>6<p>PREPARATION TIME<p>25 minutes, plus chilling and cooling<p>COOKING TIME<p>25 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p>175g plain flour, plus extrafor dusting<br>• 50g cocoa powder<br>• 50g golden icing sugar<br>• 150g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing<br>• 3 egg yolks<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 500g raspberries<p><b>For the ganache</b><p>200g dark …

John Whaite's apricot and white chocolate flapjacks

John Whaite, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2012, shares his recipe for apricot and white chocolate flapjacks<p>There is something reassuring about knowing I always have the ingredients in my cupboard to throw together abatch of these chewy creatures. If I am feeling particularly anxious and …

Soufflé "Suissesse" from Alex Hitz

Inspired by a childhood visit to a London restaurant, Alex's twice-baked soufflé is a real showstopper — and it's easy to make.<p>The name of this dish literally translates from French as "Swiss soufflé." For those of you who tremble with terror at the word <i>soufflé,</i> and doubly so if it has <i>Suissesse</i> …

Purslane and yogurt salad recipe

This is a very simple but delicious salad. You can find purslane in Greek, Cypriot and Middle Eastern shops but it would work well with lots of different herbs.<p><i>Serves four to six</i><p>1 bunch of purslane<p>¼ garlic clove<p>250g/9oz Greek yogurt<p>Cayenne, to garnish<p>Olive oil, to garnish<p>Gently nip the tender top …

Yogurt

Cardamom and rosewater cake with yogurt and strawberries recipe

A Middle-Eastern inspired cake flavoured with cardamom and rose.<p><i>Serves eight to 10</i><p>20 fresh green cardamom pods<p>125g/4½oz butter<p>200g/7oz caster sugar<p>3 eggs<p>300g/10½oz self-raising flour<p>½ tsp bicarbonate of soda<p>300ml Greek yogurt<p>2 tbsp rosewater<p><i>To serve:</i><p>400g/14oz strawberries<p>Juice of ½ lemon<p>1 tbsp sugar<p>…

Dessert

Bruschetta And Crostini Recipes: 24 Ways To Top Your Bread (PHOTOS)

Almost everyone is familiar with bruschetta -- and hopefully, by now, almost everyone knows how to correctly pronounce it. And the popularity of this Italian favorite is no surprise, as it's not only a simple appetizer but also an 'upscale' finger food.<p>But while the traditional tomato-and-basil …

5 Quick, Easy Recipes America's Best Chefs Make at Home

Quick and easy dishes that chefs (from our 50 Best New Restaurants) like to make on their day off<p>No sous vide machine? No problem. Our chef friends—all 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—reveal the quick, simple, and satisfying meals they love to cook at home and some tips for making them worthy of …

Cooking

Roast potatoes with poppy seeds recipe

Add poppy seeds to your roast potatoes for a delicious crunch.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>Poppy seeds give the first properly floury potatoes of the season an extra earthy crunch. Serve with roast partridge and buttered carrots, or alone with thick and creamy yogurt.<p>1kg large red-skinned or white floury potatoes, cut …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Weekend Brunch: Caramelized Chocolate, Banana, and Marshmallow Sandwich

It's the weekend. With our Caramelized Chocolate, Banana, and Marshmallow Sandwich, we give you permission to have dessert before dinner if you want to.<p><i>It's the freakin' weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It's all about brunch.</i><p><i>(Credit: Hirsheimer &</i> …

Breakfast

The new baker: sage apple cake

Layers of sage leaves and sliced apple in a light, almond-scented sponge.<p>This is delicious with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey.<p><i>Serves eight to 10</i><p>450g (1lb) cooking apples<br>2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice<br>325g (11½oz) self-raising flour<br>4 tbsp ground almonds<br>2 tsp baking-powder<br>350g …

20 great summer dessert recipes: 16-20

Nigella Lawson's chocolate key lime pie<p>This recipe has been removed as our rights have expired.<p>Bruno Loubet's fresh raspberry mousse with basil syrup<p>The basil syrup is a lovely, unusual touch with a "trick" in the recipe to guarantee a stronger basil flavour; it's a simple colourful twist!<p>Serves</b> …

Chocolate-Malt Cake

10 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chocolate-Malt Crumbs<p>2/3 cup Milk Crumbs (click for recipe)<p>6 tablespoons Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Mix<p>1 1/2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped<p>Malt-Fudge Sauce<p>1 1/3 cups Ovaltine Chocolate …

Dessert

Fancy Cupcakes

From classic and elegant to whimsical and fun, these 30 stunning beauties convey the message that this is indeed a special occasion.

Cupcakes

20 great summer dessert recipes: 6-10

Matthew Harris's watermelon and mint granita<p>The refreshing crunch and tingling on the tongue of a perfectly made granita is a joy on a hot summer's day. If you want to embellish it further, a spoonful of mint flavoured creme chantilly on top is delicious. This dessert is easy enough to make, all …

Black forest gâteau recipe

A deconstructed and stacked-up take on the Seventies classic Black Forest cake, with kirsch cherries and lashings of grated chocolate<p>SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100g/3½oz 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate, melted<br>• 50g/2oz cocoa<br>• 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped<br>• 200g/7oz unsalted butter, softened<br>• 300g/10½oz dark soft …

Dessert

Cardamom, yogurt, mango and fennel seed meringues recipe

The aromatic and unique tastes of India: cardamom meringues, with thick lassi-style yogurt, ripe mango, pistachios and candied fennel seeds.<p><i>Serves 5</i><p>400g caster sugar<p>200g free-range egg whites (6-7 eggs)<p>1 tsp whole cardamom pods, skins removed, and ground<p><i>To dress</i><p>250g thick Greek yogurt<p>1 ripe mango , …

Spices

White chocolate and ginger curd cheesecake

<p><b>Serves 8<br>Preparation time 30 minutes, plus 1-2 hours chilling time</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>75 g butter<br>150 g plain chocolate digestive biscuits, crushed<br>200 g good …

Dessert

Ice cream recipes from Victoria Beckham's healthy eating regime

<p><b>Victoria Beckham</b> "swears" by it, <b>Melanie C</b> recently tried it and <b>declared that she felt "amazing!",</b> Kelly Brook keeps a copy of the cookbook in her …

Ice Cream

Caramel banana sundae with macadamia praline recipe

A sticky caramel and banana ice cream to please everyone.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>I recommend using good-quality fresh vanilla custard (available from supermarket chillers) as a base – unless you love to make your own – just to speed up the process.<p>100g macadamia nuts<p>2 tbsp demerara sugar<p><i>For the caramel</i><p>100g caster …

Dessert

Irresistible Cupcakes That Take the Cake

We've tracked down 10 of the tastiest hand-held treats out there, from the wonderfully plain Jane to the just plain wondrous maple-bacon …

Poppyseed cake with lemon topping recipe

Spelt flour, poppyseeds and lemon make a deliciously fragrant cake.<p><i>Serves 8-10</i><p>This recipe came about when I visited a friend and had tea in her garden. Sitting in the shade of her lime tree, sipping tea and enjoying a lazy summer afternoon, I noticed some wonderful purple poppies, so delicate and …

Dark and white chocolate brownies recipe

Decadent brownies using white and dark chocolate.<p>‘These are iconic,’ Rosie Henderson, who has worked at Daylesford for nine years, says. ‘I feel as though I am the keeper of the brownies, so I take it upon myself to taste them pretty much every day, to make sure that they are perfect!’<p><i>Makes 16</i><p>4 eggs<p>…

Pan haggerty with mustard, egg and caper mayonnaise recipe

Potatoes, onions and cheese are a great combination, and pan haggerty is the Northumberland version of it.<p>We add bacon, then serve it with some salad leaves tossed in French dressing and a sharp mustard and caper mayonnaise to counter the richness of the cheese and bacon. Choose a silky-textured …

Whole Grain

How to make the perfect bean burgers

Bean burgers are one of those meat-free dishes, like Glamorgan sausages or nut roasts, which suffer unfairly from comparison with what us omnivores like to term "the real thing".<p>While I'm not wild about the idea of mock meat, these are all foods that don't need to piggyback on any better-known …

Pasta with Chorizo and Chickpeas

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>As co-chefs at Hog & Hominy in Memphis, Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer see each other daily, but the old friends still cook together on days off. “Andy does the steak,” says Hudman, “and I do the pasta.”<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 small shallots, …

Chickpeas