About this galette. Butternut squash, caramelized onions, thyme, and mild yellow cheese. It’s enough to let you pretend you’re in the south of France on a warm afternoon instead of a freezing Jerusalem apartment with no central heat and no insulation. Well, almost. It helps if you’re also wearing a sweater, sweatpants, and wool socks. […]Read more "butternut squash and caramelized onion galette"
The making of this cake was prompted by some dear dear friends — sisters, practically — who gave me Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook Plenty More for my birthday. In its intended glory this cake is meant to be an apricot, walnut, and lavender cake. However, this being the Middle East, at the time of its baking we were […]Read more "strawberry, walnut, and lavender cake"
These scones come from the Joy of Cooking, and I’ve found them to be one of the easiest baked goods to make, period. I promise that if you make these you will impress everybody, and you won’t even have to tell them that it took you 5 minutes to bring the dough together and a […]Read more "cream scones"
Stout! Oats! Currants! Caraway seeds! Pecans! Two kinds of sugar! After first taste, I described it as ‘weird, but tasty.’ Some possible neutral descriptors: ‘unusual,’ ‘unique,’ and ‘special.‘ My brother calls it a “cake with taste,” or “the kind of cake Russians would like.” In fact, three Russians to whom I served this cake heartily agreed – this […]Read more "stout coffee cake with pecan-caraway streusel"
Weighing in at one pound of chocolate, three-quarters of a pound of butter, and nine eggs, I’ve had exactly two excuses to make this cake. I would ideally make it more often, but its general heft keeps me from breaking it out except for once every other blue moon. It’s my firm belief that if you’re […]Read more "double chocolate torte"
I don’t think there’s anything more perfect than quiche. It’s set up to be delicious (butter + eggs + cheese + cream/milk + sautéed veggies = a very special kind of happiness), and the best part is that it’s relatively pretty easy to pull together. This quiche is simple but serious: leeks simmered with butter and water until they […]Read more "leek and mushroom quiche"
I’m in a bit of a buckwheat craze. It all started out innocently enough that time I made a dutch baby. Now, If you’ve ever had a dutch baby, you’ll understand my excitement, and in my ensuing dutch baby craze I discovered a recipe for a buckwheat version with salted caramel. One thing led to […]Read more "chocolate buckwheat cake"