Category Archives: Dessert

Dutch Baby

A year ago, I had a piece of flourless chocolate cake for dessert at Zuni CafΓ© in San Francisco. When I took my first bite, I temporarily blacked out. I started silently weeping. The waiter came to my table to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pistachio Galette

I’m going to be coming at you with A LOT of strawberry recipes the next few days. You’ve been warned. Yesterday morning I drove out to Belleville, Illinois, to pick strawberries at Eckert’s. I used to go there when I … Continue reading

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Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

I saw this recipe the other day on David Lebovitz’s blog. He said that they were the best chocolate chip cookies he’s ever had, and he makes A LOT of chocolate chip cookies. That was enough endorsement for me. I … Continue reading

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Matzo Crack

Last night, I wasΒ too tired to cook a full Passover seder. Instead, I used all my energy to stay up late and make matzo crack. I knew the reward would be worth the effort. I wasn’t wrong. The crack (it … Continue reading

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Kheer

If I could marry a spice, it would definitely be cardamom. Fragrant, slightly sweet, aromatic, mysterious, but at the same time, inviting…What’s not to like? My feelings about cardamom explain my love for kheer, i.e., Indian rice pudding. I had … Continue reading

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New Year’s Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a New Year’s tradition in my family. Every year for as long as I can remember, my mom would butter a skillet, add sugar, rum, butter and bananas, and then light the whole thing on fire while … Continue reading

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La Patisserie Chouquette

I don’t usually use this space to rave about bakeries. I could spend 2,000 words doing that and still have more to say. But I’m making a special exception forΒ La Patisserie Chouquette. I found out about this bakery from my … Continue reading

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