Category Archives: Dessert

Matzo Crack

Last night, I was 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 for La Patisserie Chouquette. I found out about this bakery from my … Continue reading

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Peach Crumble Shake

Let me tell you about the best milkshake I’ve ever had. But before we go any further, I have to warn you: it’s vegan. If you’re still reading, congratulations. You’re about to get the recipe for the best milkshake I’ve … Continue reading

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Vegan Banana Split Smoothie

When I was walking home tonight, I looked up at the temperature sign on the SunTrust building in Dupont Circle. Why are there two zeroes after a one? I asked myself. Then I realized that it was 100 degrees outside. … Continue reading

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Honey-Hazelnut Financiers

I forget when my affair with financiers started. But it’s been true love ever since I made my first batch. Not to be confused with madeleines, financiers are little golden sponge cakes in the shape of rectangles. They get their … Continue reading

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