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 off heat. If using, kitchen [...]

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Blueberry Macaroons with Lemon Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
Ingredients
For the outer shells…
1 cup powdered sugar
½ 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 blueberry puree
1 tablespoon minced dried blueberries
For the lemon buttermilk cream
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon [...]

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Fennel Orange Granola Bars

Makes 10 servings

Ingredients

Large egg
1 large egg white
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups toasted oats
½ cup quinoa
½ cup kasha
1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, figs)
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 orange zested
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon toasted fennel [...]

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Ger-Nis Herbal Pisco Sour

Makes one drink

Ingredients

2½ ounces Pisco
½ ounce herbal simple syrup
Juice of 2-3 limes
1 egg white
Bitters

Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a 6 ounce glass and drop a few drops of bitters on the top of the frothed egg whites.

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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
5 egg whites
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter 4 (8 [...]

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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 leaves
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1½ cups butter, room temperature
1 cup [...]

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Tomato Macaroons with Lemon Olive Oil Savory Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
For the outer shells…
1 cup powdered sugar
½ 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 tomato powder (recipe follows)
1 tablespoon dried basil
For the lemon olive oil cream
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup [...]

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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 the lavender peach cream
1 teaspoon lavender powder (dried lavender flowers [...]

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