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The Fanciest Cornmeal Biscuits Are Deceptively Simple to Make

Sometimes, on your luckiest days, you stumble upon something that changes your life in a small way. Maybe it's a new song, or a faster way to get to work, or a chocolate mousse that only requires two ingredients.<p>For me, this week, it was discovering a sweet little gem of a recipe for cornmeal …

23 Incredibly Honest Quotes About Life From Silver Screen Beauty Queen Greta Garbo

By Lorenzo Jensen III,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1JFrSxN<p>Swedish-born screen siren Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was one of the most beautiful, …

Pistachio Cookies (Pastine di Pistacchi) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These are typical little cookies from Sicily, particularly well known around the area of Bronte near Mount Etna, where they produce Italy's best pistachios. Make sure to start with raw (not toasted) unsalted pistachios—it helps, too, if they already have been popped out of their …

Dessert

Why Cashews are the MVP Vegan Ingredient

<i>Taste this vegan queso sauce and you'll understand why cashews are the most valuable vegan ingredient.</i><p>If you were to randomly enter my apartment, there is a 60% chance that you would find a cup of cashews soaking in water on my counter or in my fridge.<p>This might seem puzzling until I tell you that</b> …

Vegan

Blackbird's Bread Recipe on Food52

• 3 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon (420 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (260 grams) whole wheat flour<br>• 3 teaspoons (22 1/2 grams) baking powder<br>• 1 teaspoon allspice<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 3/4 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons (180 grams) brown sugar<br>• 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (190 grams) oil<br>• 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon …

Recipes

French Lentil and Arugula Salad with Herbed Cashew Cheese Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Delight in all of the familiar flavors and textures of a traditional French lentil and goat cheese salad—chewy lentils, creamy and tangy cheese—while also enjoying a recipe that's 100% dairy-free and vegan-friendly. The cashew cheese consistency should be somewhere in between a very …

Recipes

Homemade Mallomars Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe has a number of steps and may seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple as far as homemade marshmallows and melted chocolate go. Don’t have a candy thermometer? No problem. This marshmallow recipe (which is barely adapted from Alton Brown: …

Dessert

Sachertorte Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Sachertorte is a classic Viennese pastry made from a light chocolate cake, filled with apricot jam and coated with rich chocolate glaze. This recipe comes from Kurt Gutenbrunner's Book, Neue Cuisine. —Yossy Arefi<p><b>Makes: one 9-inch cake</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, finely …

Dessert

Silky Chocolate Truffles Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Here, chocolate ganache (made in the food processor!) makes for the creamiest (and easiest) of truffles. Butter enhances the final smoothness and flavor, and a small amount of glucose creates an even silkier texture. You may substitute the glucose with light corn syrup or honey if …

Dessert

Chocolate

<b>Author Notes:</b> Potatoes are a baker's secret weapon. They add wonderful moisture and structure to baked goods including breads of all kinds as well as cakes. By mixing in cooked potatoes, you can eliminate some of the fat and add fiber and nutrients which make decadent cakes a little less dangerous, …

Dessert

Cookie Butter: Better than Nutella & Acceptable for Breakfast

I was first introduced to speculoos — also known as Biscoff or cookie butter — during a college summer internship. My predecessor had left an unopened jar of the stuff in my desk (I worked at a food magazine, so that’s not as weird as it sounds) which I unearthed one day while looking for Post-Its. …

Simple Yellow Layer Cake Recipe with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

<b>Author Notes:</b> The classic, old-fashioned 1-2-3-4 cake never lets me down and is perfectly adaptable to any frosting and filling flavor you like.<p>The recipe comes from the back of the Swans Down cake flour box. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: one three-layer 8-inch cake</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>1 cup (2 sticks) …

Dessert

Big Kid Hot Day S'Mores Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I don't really like traditional s'mores—I find them to be way too much sweet-on-sweet. Add to that the super-hot Texas summer and they are pretty much off the table for me... until now. —aargersi<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> I just served this to 18 people at my family reunion and they unanimously …

Dessert

Cheesecake

<b>Author Notes:</b> Adapted from Eagle Brand, these excellent cheesecake brownies consist of a rich fudge brownie layer topped with an ultra-simple cheesecake that uses sweetened condensed milk. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: one pan</b><p><b>For the brownie layer:</b><p>4 eggs<br>• 1 1/4 cups Dutch-processed cocoa<br>• 1 teaspoon …

Dessert

Peanut Butter & Jelly Streusel Muffins Recipe

<b>Author Notes:</b> These muffins taste just like a classic PB&J, but softer, sweeter, and crunchier. Rolled oats give the tender interior some volume. Before baking, the muffins are topped with a dollop of raspberry jam and a crumbling of peanut butter streusel. Adapted from Quaker Oats. —Posie …

Breakfast

Paula Wolfert's 10 Genius Tips for Preparing Moroccan Food

<i>If you do one thing today,</i> <i>go to the</i> <i>Kickstarter project for</i> <i>Unforgettable: Bold Flavors from A Renegade Life, the biographical cookbook on Paula Wolfert's life.</i><p><i>UPDATE: Friday, July 10th (till 10pm EDT) is the last day to support the Kickstarter and get in on the rewards!</i><p>"Paula is the most influential …

Onions

Vegan Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A fresh take on Caesar salad, not only because the dressing is dairy- and anchovy-free (and delicious), but also because of the chewy polenta croutons, which may become your new favorite garnish. Using a mixture of romaine and kale gives this salad some extra color and texture. —Gena …

Recipes

Winner’s Circle Pie

For the crust: Sift together flour, sugar, and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to work butter and shortening into …

Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake Recipe on Food52

• 3/4 cup butter<br>• 1 cup sugar<br>• 3 eggs<br>• 1/2 cup milk<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla<br>• 1 1/2 cups almond meal<br>• 1/2 cup coconut flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<p>Preheat your oven to 350° F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment.<br>• Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs …

Dessert

Bacon Jam Recipe on Food52

• 10 ounces bacon, maple-smoked and nitrate-free<br>• 1 heaping cup chopped onions (about 2 small onions)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon paprika<br>• 4 cloves garlic, pressed<br>• 3 tablespoons maple syrup<br>• 1 to 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar<br>• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar<br>• 3/4 cup 3/4 cup beer (milk stout or malt beverage)<br>• Note: If using malt …

Recipes

Cornmeal

• 2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 tablespoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 2/3 cup sugar<br>• 1 1/2 cups cornmeal (medium grind, but fine is fine too)<br>• 1 cup cold unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into 1-inch pieces<br>• 3/4 cup dried sweet cherries<br>• 1 cup buttermilk<p>Heat the oven to 425° F. …

How to Make Viennese Sachertorte

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Sachertorte, a dreamy chocolate cake filled with apricot jam and glazed with chocolate ganache. Our ovens are already</i> …

Asparagus Mint Slaw

1⁄4 cup roughly chopped mint<p>2 tbsp. olive oil<p>2 tbsp. red wine vinegar<p>1 clove garlic, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to …

Nach Waxman's Brisket of Beef Recipe on Food52

• 1 6-pound first-cut (a.k.a. flat-cut) beef brisket, trimmed so that a thin layer of fat remains<br>• 1 to 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour (or matzoh meal)<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<br>• 3 tablespoons corn oil (or other neutral oil)<br>• 8 medium onions, peeled and thickly sliced<br>• 3 tablespoons tomato paste<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 2 …

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Gluten

<b>Author Notes:</b> So easy to whip up the moment (any moment!) you have a spare 30 minutes. Orange and cinnamon is a homey one-two punch, and the almond meal/flour makes them gluten-free. —Kendra Vaculin<p><b>Makes: just shy of 1 dozen muffins, or a medium loaf, or (!) a smallish bundt (shapes are fun)</b><p>3 …

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Marinated Beet Salad with Garlic Confit Vinaigrette Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A make-ahead late winter or early spring salad with marinated beets, beet greens, and a flavorful garlic confit vinaigrette. —Elizabeth Stark<p><b>Serves: 6 to 8</b><p><b>For the garlic confit:</b><p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 2 large heads garlic, bottoms cut off, broken into cloves, and peeled<br>• 2 fresh …

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Salt and Vinegar Hash Browns Recipe on Food52

• 1 pound starchy potatoes, like Russets (though I used yellow potatoes this most recent time, and it worked ok)<br>• 2 teaspoons malt vinegar (or sherry vinegar is also good), plus more to taste<br>• 1/4 teaspoon (generous) fine sea salt, plus more to sprinkle on at the end<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter<p>Peel …

Spicy, Smoky Homemade Kale Chips Recipe on Food52

• 1 large bunch curly kale, stems removed, leaves washed, dried thoroughly, and torn into bite-sized pieces<br>• 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon cumin<br>• 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<br>• Dash crushed red pepper flakes<br>• Kosher or coarse salt<p>Preheat the oven to 275° F. Line two baking …

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Bhartha (Spicy Indian Eggplant) Recipe on Food52

• 1 large eggplant<br>• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil<br>• 1 medium onion, diced<br>• 3 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 medium tomatoes, diced<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger<br>• 2 teaspoons curry powder<br>• 2 teaspoons cumin<br>• 1/2 teaspoon turmeric<br>• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder<br>• 1 cup frozen peas, thawed<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste<br>• Black …

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Bourride (Fish Stew with Aïoli)

Make the aïoli: Whisk lemon juice, garlic, egg yolk, and salt in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until thick, 2–3 minutes; …