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"