Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 cup turbinado sugar, plus extra 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed ½ cup buttermilk Course sugar for […]

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Almond Cream

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla bean scraped, seeds reserved Directions Mix together in a large bowl the butter, honey, almonds, vanilla seeds, eggs and cream until smooth. Use in tarts that are baked for about 10 minutes […]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds 2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder ½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional) 1 banana, chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt […]

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Apricot Baklava

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1 cup apricots, chopped fine ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups apricot syrup (recipe follows) 1 package whole-wheat Phyllo pastry (white can be substituted) 1 stick butter, unsalted and melted Directions Pre-heat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, mix […]

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Apricot Plout Almond Tart

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla been scraped, seeds reserved 10 apricots, pitted and halved 8 plouts, pitted and halved 2 sheets of puff pastry, white or whole wheat Apricot syrup Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Mix together in […]

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Asian Pear with Blue Cheese with Rosemary Honey Drizzle

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 Asian pears, medium size, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut in half (half moon shapes) 4 ounces sweet blue cheese or gorgonzola, crumbled Maldon sea salt DIRECTIONS In a small sauce pan, heat honey and rosemary leaves on simmer for about 5 […]

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Bacon & Maldon Salt Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup bacon, chopped super fine 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Black Volcanic Salt for dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream and bacon to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of […]

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1½ cups packed light brown sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices ¼ cup banana liqueur ½ cup dark rum 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

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Basic Buttercream

INGREDIENTS 4½ cups sugar 2½ cups egg whites 3 pounds butter DIRECTIONS Place a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, add 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. In large heatproof bowl add sugar and whites, blend. Place bowl over water and continually stir with whisk until temperature is 145°F to 155°F. Take […]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts. Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped 1 […]

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Bay Leaf Créme Brulee

Makes 6 ramekins One of the most traditional of the French desserts a rich custard with a glass like burnt sugar topping! Ingredients 2 cups of whole milk 2 cups of heavy cream 12 fresh bay leaves 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out (seeds reserved) 3 large eggs 5 large egg yolks ¾ […]

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Bay Leaf Créme Burlée

Makes 6 ramekins Ingredients 2 cups of whole milk 2 cups of heavy cream 12 fresh bay leaves 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out (seeds reserved) 3 large eggs 5 large egg yolks ¾ cup of sugar (plus more) Pinch of salt Bay leaf sugar (1 cup sugar and 4-6 bay leaves in […]

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Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Blackberry-Basil Buckwheat Flax Crepes with Basil Sweet Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups blackberries ½ cup turbinado sugar ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped 2 cups 2% milk 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ cup buckwheat flour ¾ cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds 3 eggs Basil Sweet Cream (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS […]

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Blueberry Cheese Danish Pastries

Ingredients For the filling: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 cup crushed blueberries For the glaze: 11/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Blueberry Nut Crispy Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 1½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup chopped almonds ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup flax seeds 1 cup brown rice syrup 1 cup dried blueberries ½ cup almond butter ½ cup whey or soy protein powder 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon confectioners’ […]

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Blueberry Vanilla Cream Yogurt Pops

Makes 6-9 popsicles Ingredients 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup cream 1 cup vanilla yogurt ½ cup honey Directions Blend up all the ingredients and pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours. If you do not have popsicle molds pour into wax paper cups and freeze for about […]

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Buttermilk Pie

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup sugar 2 cups buttermilk ¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 3 eggs, separated DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat yolks until light, and then add to sugar mixture. Add to buttermilk, along with melted butter (slightly cooled […]

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Caramelized Apple Buckwheat Crepes with Light Rosemary Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 2 cups 2% milk 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ cup buckwheat flour ¾ cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds 3 eggs DIRECTIONS Whisk together all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed. Batter will be much […]

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Caramelized Banana Tartlets with Chocolate Port Sauce

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw hazelnuts 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 bananas, sliced in rounds about ½ inch thick 1 package puff pastry, thawed 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped ½ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light brown […]

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars INGREDIENTS For the crumb topping ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup walnuts, chopped 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange zest ½ teaspoon instant espresso ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces For the cake 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon […]

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muesli Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 1½ cups rolled oats ½ cup dried cherries 1 cup muesli (of your choice) 6 tablespoons butter ¼ cup nuts (*optional) ½ cup brown rice syrup ½ cup whey or soy protein powder ¼ cup wheat germ 1 teaspoon cardamom ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Preheat […]

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Chocolate & Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Makes 12 ramekins Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) coconut milk 1/2 cup almond milk 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon, freshly grated 2 teaspoons nutemg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon cardamom powder 1 teaspoon salt 8 cups day old bread, cubed about 11/2 inch thick 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped […]

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Chocolate Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 1 cup cocoa 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1½ cups buttermilk Basic Buttercream, for frosting DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick […]

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Chocolate Cookie Habañero Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 15 Ice Cream Sandwiches INGREDIENTS 3 cups heavy cream 2 cups dark brown sugar 1 vanilla bean split 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 habañero pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and cut in half 9 egg yolks 1 cup buttermilk, cold Pinch of salt 30 medium dark chocolate cookies DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan, […]

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Chocolate Ganache

INGREDIENTS 1 pound semisweet chocolate 4 cups heavy cream DIRECTIONS Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS For the cake 2 cups Guinness 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 4 cups all purpose flour 4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda 1½ teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 11⁄3 cups sour cream For the icing 2 cups cream cheese, softened ½ cup (1 stick) butter, […]

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Cinnamon Basil Grilled Plums and Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream & Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble

Serves 6-8 , makes 1 quart Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh cinnamon basil, chopped fine 2-3 tablespoons turbinado sugar 2 teaspoons  Sichuan peppercorns, crushed 1 teaspoon pink salt 2 pounds red flesh plums, halved ½ cup of honey or cinnamon basil syrup  ( Field Apothecary) 2 cups heavy cream Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble Directions On a […]

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Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients 4 cups all purpose flour 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup warm milk, scalded and skimmed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs Filling: 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 21/2 tablespoon cinnamon 1/3 cup butter, softened Icing: 8 tablespoons butter, softened (1 stick) 11/2 cups confectioners’ […]

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Coconut Milk Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle with Toasted Coconut

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons caramel 1 tablespoon honey 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Toasted Coconut for Dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, coconut milk,caramel and honey to a simmer, about 3 […]

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Coconut Sticky Rice Mangoes (Mock Sushi)

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup of sweet/ glutinous or “sticky” rice 2 cups of coconut milk ¾ cup of white sugar 1 tablespoons lime zest 2 teaspoons rice flour 1 ripe mango, sliced into thin “sashimi” like pieces 1 teaspoon salt Directions Wash rice three times in cold water, draining after each wash. Then completely […]

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Creamy Lime-Sickle Trifle

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 pint 0% Greek Yogurt 4 key limes zest 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1 vanilla bean pod ½ cup flaked almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon golden flax seeds, ground ½ cup of your favorite seasonal fruit (cherries, berries or mango work great) ¼ cup dried coconut ½ cup of granola 10 ginger […]

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Crispy Flax Granola

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups traditional rolled oats 2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup raisins ¼ cup walnuts ½ cup dried cranberries or cherries ½ cup peanut or almond butter 3 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg […]

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Makes 1 cake INGREDIENTS For cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1½ tablespoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 1½ cups buttermilk For frosting 2 cups heavy cream ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon salt […]

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Cardamom Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles INGREDIENTS ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed ¼ cup dried cherries, chopped fine 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Cocoa powder, for dusting DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, and dried cherries […]

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 12 peanut butter cups INGREDIENTS 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup peanut butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Maldon Salt DIRECTIONS Cut some cupcake liners so that they are about half their normal size, and place into muffin tins. Heat chocolate in double boiler (sauce pan with water and a metal bowl […]

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DARK CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN TRUFFLES WITH SPICED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoon ground spiced pumpkin seeds ¼ cup pumpkin puree½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nut meg ½ teaspoon ground white pepper 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet  dark chocolate, chopped cocoa powder mixed with a little pumpkin […]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup dulce de leche 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, […]

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Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

Makes 15-20 empanadas Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons sugar 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces 2 egg yolks ¾ cup water (ice cold) Guava Jam (recipe follows) Powdered sugar (optional) Directions In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry […]

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Fall Fruit Farro Tart

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people Ingredients 1 cup farro, cooked 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pie dish 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped 4 medium plums, chopped 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 cups ricotta cheese 2 eggs Pinch of salt Freshly grated nutmeg Plums & Rosemary for decorating the top Honey creme […]

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Flan de Leche (Caramel Custard)

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup sugar ¼ cup water 4 eggs, beaten 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 1 cup of whole milk 1 fresh vanilla bean, cut open and scraped out ½ cup sugar Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 6-8 ramekins. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring […]

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Fresh Dates, Mint Infused Honey & Ricotta

Serves 6 The dessert is one that combines the love of fresh dates with the amazing ricotta and honey found throughout the Middle East, the tea, purely a Tunisian thing, interesting and quite good. Ingredients ½ cup honey 1/2  cup water 24 fresh Deglet Nuir or Medjul dates, pitted 2 cups fresh ricotta Directions In […]

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Fresh Ginger Whole-Wheat Nutmeg Butter Cookies

Makes 6-9 cookies Ingredients ¼ cup butter, soft ¼ cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg yolk ¾ cup whole-wheat flour Pinch of salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl […]

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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups INGREDIENTS 2 cups 2% milk 2 cups half and half 1 cup sugar 2 cups fresh mint, chopped 10 egg yolks DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about 10 minutes stirring gently, allowing […]

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Fresh Star-Anise Strawberry Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup strawberries ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 1 star anise Directions In a medium saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, water and the star anise and bring to a boil and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until thick and strawberries cooked down. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 […]

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Gianduja Buttercream

Makes about 1 cup buttercream Ingredients 125 grams (4½ ounces or 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened 70 grams (2½ ounces or 5 tablespoons) granulted sugar 3 egg yolks at room temperature 2 ounces gianduja Directions Melt the gianduja along with 2 tablespoons water in a double boiler. Set aside to cook to […]

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Gianduja Macarons

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 215 grams (7½ ounces) confectioners’ sugar 100 grams (3½ ounces) egg whites (about 3 large) at room temperature 130 grams (4½ ounces) peeled, lightly toasted hazelnuts 2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa 25 grams (2 tablespoons) castor or superfine granulated sugar Pinch salt Gianduja Buttercream (recipe follows) Directions Line cookie sheets […]

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Ginger & Fresh Plum Sake Truffles with Black Sesame Seeds

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup fresh plums, chopped 2 tablespoons sake 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Black sesame seeds for dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, ginger, brown sugar and fresh plums […]

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Ginger & Orange Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Makes 2 dozen doughnuts *Recipe adapted from Donna Hay Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water 1 cup warm milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon orange zest 3 tablespoons butter, melted 4 ¼ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs, beaten Vegetable oil for frying For the glaze 2 cups powdered sugar […]

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Ginger Apple Tart Tatin

Serves 8-10 Traditional Tart Tatin are made with apples and is essentially an upside down pie! Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar ½ teaspoon cardamom, ground 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, 1 stick cubed and ice cold the other room temperature 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water 5 medium tart apples (pink ladies, […]

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Ginger Ice Cream with Chai Spiced Oven Caramelized Blood Oranges and Pistachios

Serves 5 Ingredients For the ice cream 2 eggs 1 cup turbinado sugar 1 cup heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 1 whole vanilla bean, split and scraped 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine (chopped not grated) For the topping 1 vanilla bean, split, scraped and cut into pieces 3 blood oranges, halved and sliced […]

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Ginger Lemon Meringue Tarts

Ingredients 4 egg yolks (reseve whites for meringue) 1⁄3 cup cornstarch 1½ cups water 11⁄3 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 1 box gingersnap cookies (2 cups) 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 egg whites Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons sugar Directions Pre-heat oven […]

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Greek Style Baklava

Serves 6-8 Ingredients For the filling 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla For the pastry 1 package phyllo pastry 1 stick butter, unsalted and melted For the syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cinnamon sticks ½ cup tablespoons honey […]

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Hand Rolled Vegan Truffles

Makes 12 truffles Ingredients ½ pound pitted & chopped dates 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon of your favorite Liquor ½ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup cacao nibs ¼ cup finely shredded coconut Directions In a food processor add dates, water, liquor, and salt. Mix on high till it forms a ruff […]

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Hazelnut Sponge Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 12 eggs, separated 8 ounces light brown sugar 14 ounces hazelnut flour 4 ounces all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 4 ounces granulated sugar Basic Buttercream, for frosting Chocolate block, for decorating Chopped hazelnuts, for decorating DIRECTIONS Preheat to 350°F. Butter 2 half-sheet pans and line them with parchment. In a metal […]

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Healthy Junk Bark

Serves about 6-8 This simple low calorie snack is perfect for kids and adults. Creativity is the key in this recipe, mixing and matching flavors to create an amazing chocolate experience! Ingredients 16 ounces semi sweet of bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped or chips Dried fruit of choice: cranberries, cherries, apricots, blueberries, chopped Nuts of choice: […]

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Honey & Herbed Ricotta

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 ¼ cup fresh ricotta ¼ cup honey 1 /2 cup of chopped herbs of choice Directions Mix together all ingredients until smooth and mixed.

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Honey Crème Fig Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup chopped dried figs ¼ cup chopped almonds ¼ cup flax seeds ¾ cup whey or soy protein powder ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup almond oil ¼ cup wheat bran ¼ cup brown rice syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ […]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6 INGREDIENTS 1 stick of unsalted butter ½ cup honey (plus more from drizzling) ½ cup brown rice syrup 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup mascarpone cheese ½ cup creme fraiche Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature) ½ cup chopped and toasted pecans PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt butter […]

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Jeremiah’s Boozy Banana Bread with Vanilla Rum Butter

Makes 1 loaf Ingredients 4 ripe bananas ¼ cup vanilla and cinnamon infused rum ¼ cup melted butter 2 tablespoons almond oil 1 cup turbinado sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1½ cups all purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Smash together bananas, rum, vanilla, melted butter, almond oil […]

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Jersey Peach Popsicle Bites

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cups jersey peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped ½ cup water ½ cup honey Directions In a medium sauce pan place the peaches, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 2 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Once cool, blend into […]

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Key Lime Macarons

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 215 grams (7½ ounces) confectioners’ sugar 100 grams (3½ ounces) egg whites (about 3 large) at room temperature 140 grams (5 ounces) almond flour or sliced almonds 25 grams (2 tablespoons) castor or superfine granulated sugar Pinch salt Green food coloring (preferably paste) 2 teaspoons very finely grated key lime […]

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Lavender Fig Compote

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped 1 cup lavender syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine Directions Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer […]

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Lavender Peach Doughnuts Bites Tossed with Lavender Fairy Dust

Makes 30 bites Ingredients 2 cups all purpose white flour ¼ cup almond flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons fresh lavender, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sea salt ½ cup whole milk, room temperature ¼ cup plain white Greek yogurt ¼ cup fresh peach puree 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 […]

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Lemon Bars with Pecan Crust

Makes 24 squares INGREDIENTS For the crust 1 cup flour ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour ½ cup pecans, finely ground 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened ½ cup granulated sugar For lemon layer 4 eggs, at room temperature 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons (3 to 4 lemons) lemon zest, […]

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Lemon Cake with Mint Honey Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For cake batter 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 cup plain yogurt 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2¼ cups sugar 5 eggs For mint honey […]

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Light Mint Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Chocolate-Mint Leaves

Serves 10 INGREDIENTS 2 cups 2% milk 2 cups half and half 1 cup sugar 2 cups fresh mint, chopped 10 egg yolks 1 dark mint chocolate bar, chopped into pieces 10 fresh mint leaves, for garnish DIRECTIONS For mint ice cream In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and […]

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Lo-Cal Milkshake

Serves 6 Ingredients ½ cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped (optional flavor choice) 2 tablespoons chocolate powder (optional flavor choice) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups low fat milk 1 cup ice ¼ cup honey 1 pinch of salt Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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Mango Banana Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Makes 6 rolls Ingredients 1 cup sweet red bean paste (recipe follows) 6 small rice paper wrappers 1 semi ripe mango sliced long and thin 2 bananas, halved and sliced into 3 inch long strips about ½ and inch thick Fresh Star Anise Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows) Directions In a large bowl of warm water, […]

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Mango Mint Sorbet

INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 2 cups sugar ½ cups chopped mint 2 cups fresh mango, peeled, deseeded and chopped Zest and juice of 1 lime ¼ cup heavy cream DIRECTIONS Make simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar and water and chopped mint. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, simmer for […]

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Maple Sage Crusted Pumpkin Tart with Nutmeg Cardamom Whipped Cream

Makes 1 tart Ingredients For the tart 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped super fine 1 stick butter, cold and cubed 3 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup whole milk For the filling 2 eggs 1 can (12 ounces evaporated milk) ¾ cup brown sugar 2 cups pumpkin puree […]

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Medjool Compote (Sweet)

Makes 2½ cups Ingredients 2 cups Medjool dates, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 tablespoon orange zest ¼ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup hot water 2 tablespoons honey 1 cinnamon stock 2 star anise Directions Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and place tempeature […]

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Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Herbal Icing

Makes 18 cupcakes Ingredients 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon meyer lemon zest 3 sticks butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1¼ cups buttermilk ¼ cup meyer lemon juice 4 eggs Herbal Icing Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 piece muffin tins. […]

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Meyer Lemon Parfaits with Fresh Blueberries, Toasted Coconut, and Bay Leaf Whipped Cream

For dessert, keep it fresh and simple

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Mini Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry Preserve Sauce

Makes 1 dozen Cheesecakes *Recipe from AllREcipes.com Ingredients 2 cups graham crackers, crushed 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened ¾ cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Strawberry Preserve Sauce (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one 12 cup mini muffin tins with paper liners. In […]

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Mini Cream Fruit Tarts: Apricot, Italian Plum & Prune, Raspberry, Blueberry

Makes 8 Tartlets Ingredients Lemon Cream Almond Cream Honey & Herbed Ricotta 1 cup sliced apricots 1 cup sliced Italian plums ¼ cup prunes, chopped fine 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 8 tartlet shells, par-baked Ginger Honey Glaze Herbal Honey Glaze Sweet Black Pepper Cherry Glaze Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 ° F. Place […]

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Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange-Beet Swirls

Makes 5 cups INGREDIENTS 2 cups 2% milk 2 cups half and half 1 cup sugar 2 cups fresh mint, chopped 10 egg yolks 1 medium red beet, cooked and peeled and cubed ½ cup orange juice ½ cup sugar DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar and mint […]

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Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup butter 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best) ¼ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 2 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle with sugar. Over a […]

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Moroccan Spiced Dried Fruit & Nut Sundaes

Serves 4-6 Ingredients ½ cup dried apricots, chopped ½ cup dried figs, chopped ½ cup dried dates, chopped ½ cup almonds 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon traditional ros el hanout recipe 1 cup turbinado sugar ¼ cup water 3 tablespoons orange juice ½ stick butter ¼ tablespoon heavy cream […]

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Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Cross Stitch Top

Makes 1 pie Ingredients For the crust 2½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar or light brown sugar 2 teaspoons freshly grated cinnamon 1¼ sticks butter, cold and cubed small ½ cup ice water For the filling 6-8 medium tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced about a ½ inch thick […]

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Orange Ginger Chocolate Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles INGREDIENTS ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons orange zest 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Cocoa powder, for dusting DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the cream, vanilla, orange zest, and ginger to a simmer, take about 3 minutes, […]

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Orange Halva Ice Cream with Ros Al Hanout Brown Sugar Sauce

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups whole milk Zest of 2 oranges ¼ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup sugar 4 egg yolks 1½ cup tahini Cup heavy cream Salt Directions In a medium sauce pan combine milk, orange zest, orange juice and sugar and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for […]

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Orange, Cranberry & Pecan Muffins

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans  (optional) 1 tablespoon […]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lemon, halved and sliced 1 lime, halved and sliced 1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced 10 kumquats, halved 1 cup demerara sugar Handful of fresh sage leaves 1 fresh vanilla bean, split Vanilla Ice Cream Directions Pre heat oven to 400° F.  In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved […]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lemon, halved and sliced 1 lime, halved and sliced 1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced 10 kumquats, halved 1 cup demerara sugar Handful of fresh sage leaves 1 fresh vanilla bean, split Vanilla Ice Cream Directions Pre heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved […]

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Pain Au Chocolate

Makes 12 This version gives a shortcut to the traditional sweet Parisian breakfast treat by using already prepared puff pastry. Ingredients 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 18 ounces bitter sweet dark chocolate, thin bards, cut into 1½ ounce […]

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Parsley & Lemon – Ricotta Cupcakes

Makes 6 large cupcakes Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup turbinado sugar 3 tablespoons lemon zest 3 tablespoons chopped fine, parsley 1 stick butter ( salted) softened ¾ cup ricotta cheese 1 egg juice of three lemons Directions Heat oven to 350 […]

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Pasteles de Tres Leches con Mango (Three Milk & Mango Cake)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ cup butter, soft 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (insides reserved) 2 cups mango, ripe and chopped small ½ cup vanilla […]

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Pear & Almond Clafouti

Serves 6 Traditionally a clafouti is French dessert made with black cherries in an excessively buttered dish in a cakey almond pudding like batter, baked and dusted with powdered sugar. This version is adapted form Julia Child’s clafouti recipe and utilizes almonds and pears. Ingredients 3 bosc pears, cored and sliced thin (peels left on) […]

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Pear and Cranberry Galette

Makes 1 large Galette INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into chunks 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons ice-cold sweet wine For the Galette Filling: 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch […]

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Pear Riesling Cast Iron Gallette with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk 1 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold Oregon Riesling wine For the Gallette 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick ½ cup […]

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Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Makes 1 8×12 cake INGREDIENTS For the streusel 1⁄3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cold and cut into pieces 1 cup pecans, chopped For the coffee cake 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened ½ cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup sugar […]

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Persimmons with Brown Sugar and Butter Cream

Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 fuyu persimmons, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 2 tablespoons raw sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons half and half DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Place all ingredients in the center of a large heavy duty piece of […]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

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Petit Fours

Ingredients For the cake ½ cup butter or margarine, melted 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 11⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2⁄3 cup milk 3 egg whites For the fruit glaze 12 ounces apricot or raspberry preserves (or heated jelly may be used instead) 3 tablespoons water For […]

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Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

INGREDIENTS Crumble topping 1 stick butter, cut in small pieces 1 cup whole-wheat flour 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup brown sugar chopped nuts/seeds, optional ½ tsp vanilla extract PREPARATION Preheat at 375ËšF. Combine all ingredients for topping. Sprinkle fruit with sugar and place in ramekin, top with crumble. […]

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Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS 1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour ¼ cup yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350ËšF. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, […]

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Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened ¼ cup sugar in the raw ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced thin ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut in cubes Juice and zest of 1 lemon DIRECTIONS Preheat […]

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Pumkin Coffee Cake

Ingredients Topping: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoon cold butter or margarine 1/2 cup chopped pecans Cake: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup canned or cooked pumpkin 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour […]

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Pumpkin Buttercream

Makes about 2 cups (enough for about 4 dozen macarons) Ingredients 2 large egg whites 2⁄3 Pinch salt 6½ ounces (13 tablespoons) unsalted butter, slightly cooler than room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup canned pumpkin puree (at room temperature) ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Large pinch […]

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Pumpkin Macarons

*You will need some almond flour. If you can’t buy it, you can make your own, just make sure the almonds are really dry. Seperate the eggs at least 1 hour before using or preferably the day before. And if you want to ensure all the macarons are the same size makes a huge difference […]

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Quince and Apple Tart with Half White Flour Crust

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crust 2 cups Cayuga Organics farmer ground half white flour ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt ½ cup sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small dice, and very well chilled ¼ cup ice water DIRECTIONS Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. […]

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Rainbow Cookies

Ingredients 8 ounces almond paste, at room temperature 8 ounces butter, softened 1 cup sugar 4 eggs, separated 2 cups all purpose flour 6 drops yellow, pink and green food coloring 1⁄3 cup raspberry preserves 1⁄3 cup orange marmalade 1 cup semisweet chocolate (melted) Directions Cream butter, almond paste and sugar until creamed. Add egg […]

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Ras El Hanout Poppyseed Butter Cookies

These are more an adult cookie – sweet, sultry and exotic! Ingredients 1 butter cookie recipe with orange zest in it ½ tablespoon traditional Ros El Hanout ½ tablespoon brown sugar ½ tablespoon poppyseeds Rose Petals (optional) Directions Prepare the butter cookie dough according to the directions, adding 1 tablespoon orange zest into the mixture. […]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Gelato

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 1 vanilla bean, halved and scraped 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¾ turbinado or raw unprocessed sugar 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup raspberries, pureed Directions In a medium sauce pan combine the sugar and corn starch on medium heat and whisk in the buttermilk and the cream, whisking continuously […]

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Roasted Pears with Sweet Maple Cream

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup fresh thyme sprigs Salt For yogurt cream: 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2% Salt PREPARATION […]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter, softened ¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon 4 tablespoons flour ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Sea salt 2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces 1 cup milk 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine 2 egg yolks […]

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Rosemary Plum Pie Pockets

Makes 12-15 pies Ingredients Basic Pie Crust Dough (Recipe Follows) 6 medium plums, peeled, cored and chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 1 pinch of ground cardamom ½ cup light brown sugar or sugar in the raw 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar […]

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Rustic Rye Apricot & Cherry Gallette

Makes 1-2 inch gallette Ingredients 1 cup dark rye flour 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed 1 tablespoon apricot puree 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup ice water 10 apricots, sliced 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved ½ cup raw suconat sugar 2 […]

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Semita de Piña (Pineapple Tart)

Makes about 12 tarts Semita is the most popular pastry in El Salvador and its basically a bread dough filled with jam. The most popular filling is pineapple utilizing El Salvador’s sweet pineapples! Ingredients 1 cup milk ½ cup butter, unsalted ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1⁄3 cup warm water 1 package active dry […]

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September Roasted Plums with Rosemary Cream

A simple decadent dessert, quick to make and hard to forget, using tasty sweet fall plums.

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Shortbread Cookies with Winter Herbs and Dried Fruit

Makes 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon coarse salt 3½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 large egg ½ cup dried cherries, chopped Fine sanding sugar for sprinkling […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Simple Scones with Dried Fruit

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 21/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 oz cold butter or margarine 2/3 cup whole milk 1 egg separated 3/4 cup dried fruit 2 teaspoons sugar for sprinkling Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl, stir together flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and […]

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Skyr Mousse with Crowberry Sauce and Sweet Rye Bread Dust

Serves 12 Ingredients For the Skyr Mousse 1 vanilla bean pod 18 ounces plain skyr 3 ounces granulated sugar 2 ounces heavy cream 7 ounces heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks 3 sheets gelatin, soaked in warm water until pliable, excess water squeezed out For the Crowberry Sauce 5 ounces fresh crowberries 2 ounces granulated […]

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Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

Serves 6-8 Ingredients For pavlovas 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar For granita 2 cups water 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped 1 teaspoon […]

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Stonefruit Jam Truffles with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed ¼ cup stone fruit of choice jam 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Himalayan Sea Salt for dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, […]

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Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… ¾ cup powdered sugar ¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree For the basil cream 1 cup basil […]

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Strawberry Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped 1⁄3 cup honey 1⁄3 cup water 4 egg yolks 1 cup cream 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon orange zest 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Blood Orange Thyme Glaze

Makes 6 tartlets Ingredients Sweet Pie Dough-6 tartlet shells baked 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and kept whole 1 cup rhubarb, sliced 2 tablespoon thyme leaves 2 tablespoons blood orange zest 1⁄3 cup sugar ½ cup blood orange juice 1 cup créme fresh ½ cup honey Directions In a medium saucepan combine rhubarb, sugar, blood […]

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Strawberry-Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Creme Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets. INGREDIENTS Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe for one large tart) (add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme) 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup rhubarb, sliced ¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 cup créme fresh ¼ cup honey DIRECTIONS […]

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Sweet Mango Curry Truffles with Sweet Curry Powder

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon curry powder ½ teaspoon fresh chili, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon honey ½ cup stone fresh mango puree or chopped ripe mango 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Sweet curry Powder for dusting (*3 teaspoon curry powder mixed with […]

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Sweet Spiced Red Bean Paste

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup adzuki beans, cooked very soft ¼ cup turbinado sugar ¼ cup water 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated Directions In a blender mix well while beans are warm and allow to cool.

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Tarragon & Cardamom Poached Pears with Frothed Rose Water Milk and Pistachios

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups water ¼ cup rosewater (2 tablespoons reserved) ½ cup honey, plus 1 tablespoon ¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped fine 4 Bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into wedges 1 cup 2% milk 2 pods of cardamom (seeds inside) ½ cup dried cherries ½ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped fine […]

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Tarragon Biscuits

Makes 15 biscuits Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 12 tablespoons butter, cold & cut into cubes 1 ½ cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons orange zest 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves, sliced into thin strips Directions Sift together […]

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Tarragon-Ginger-Peach Shortcake

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 medium fresh peaches, pitted and cut into wedges about ½ inch thick ½ cup turbinado sugar 2 tablespoons ginger ½ cup water 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped fine Tarragon Biscuits (recipe follows) Tarragon ginger Cream (recipe follows) Directions Place the peaches, turbinado sugar ginger and water in a medium saucepan and […]

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Tarta de Naranja (Orange Tart)

This sweet, simple tart highlights the region’s most prized fruit- oranges! Just a taste of these delicate tarts will make you feel like a Valencian!

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Vanilla Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 loaf Challah bread, hardened, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup (6 ounces) golden raisins, plumped in hot water, for 15 minutes 3 large eggs ¾ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄8 […]

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Vanilla Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 3 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1¼ cups buttermilk Lemon curd, for filling Basic Buttercream, for frosting DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. […]

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Vanilla-Saffron Rice Pudding & Rhubarb Compote with Orange Zest Ginger Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon saffron threads 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 2 teaspoon orange zest 1 cardamom pod (seeds only) 1 cup jasmine rice ½ cup sugar 2 cups milk Vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped Rhubarb Compote (Recipe Follows) Orange Zest Ginger Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

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Waffle Cones

Makes about 12 cones Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cup powdered sugar 1½ cup flour 1 tablespoon corn starch ½ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Directions In a medium bowl whisk together the cream and vanilla until the heavy cream begins to get thick, it will […]

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Watermelon Lime & Mint Granita

Makes 3 cups Ingredients ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ½ cup fresh mint leaves Juice and zest of 2 limes 2 cups watermelon Directions In a blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a low metal dish with sides and freeze. After the first hour, using a fork, scrape puree […]

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Watermelon Mint Lime Cubes

Serves 6 Ingredients Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ½ cup raw sugar or regular sugar 2 cups watermelon cubed into ½ inch cubes Directions In a mixing bowl combine the lime zest, mint, lime juice, and sugar and whisk until all sugar is incorporated. Place […]

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Whipped Greek Yogurt Parfait

Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 cup Greek yogurt ½ cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 crisp apple, diced 1 ripe pear, diced ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted DIRECTIONS Place yogurt, whipping cream, honey, and dried spices into a cold mixing bowl. […]

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White Chocolate Lavender Peach Macaroons

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ¼ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons white cocoa powder 2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers For […]

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Sage Rolls with Pumpkin Butter

Makes about 24 rolls Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 1 teaspoon dark molasses or honey 21/2 cups unbleached white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons salt 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped fine 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine 2 tablespoons olive oil Pumpkin butter (recipe […]

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Winter Herb & Citrus Yogurt Granita

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup honey 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 cup fresh citrus juice (tangerine, lime, Meyer lemon, orange, or combinations are excellent) ¼ cup citrus zest 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine DIRECTIONS Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well […]

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