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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Cornmeal Crust

Ingredients 1½ cups flour ½ cup yellow cornmeal ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles […]

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Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Makes 1 cup of sauce Ingredients 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne, or a few dashes Tabasco sauce 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, skip the added salt) Directions Melt the butter slowly in a small pot. Try not to let it boil – you want […]

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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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Empanadas de Pulpo (Octopus Pie Pocket)

In Spain, canned and jarred octopus is a luxury. To use it in empanadas is a delicious way to enjoy the delicacies of the Valencian waters, even from afar. Empanada dough is slightly sweet and thick in texture and does a brilliant job of absorbing the sauces form the inside without becoming soaked.

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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 Strawberry Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Makes ½ gallon of ice cream Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 10 egg yolks 1 cup sugar plus ¼ cup sugar 1/4 cup water 8 cups strawberries (chopped, with tops removed) 1 cup chopped mint Strawberries and mint for garnish Chocolate, melted Fresh strawberries, stems in tact Directions Make simple syrup […]

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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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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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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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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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Sweet Corn Aioli

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 2 egg yolks 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon citrus champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon salt Directions In a blender or food processor, place egg and garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. […]

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Sweet Corn and Crab Cappellacci with Soppresatta, Red Peppers, Zucchini & Basil

4-6 Servings Ingredients For the filling 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ medium white or yellow onion, thinly sliced (about ¾ cup) 3 ears sweet yellow corn, kernels removed from their cobs 1 cup jumbo lump crab meat, pickled over very well for shells ¾ cup mascarpone Zest of 1 lemon, freshly grated Pinch […]

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Tarragon Peach Ice Cream

Makes about 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup sugar 4 egg yolks, beaten 3 large ripe peaches pitted and peeled and pureed or mashed (¼ cup reserved for nectar) 1 cup tarragon peach nectar (recipe follows) 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped Directions In a heavy saucepan on medium heat, heat the cream […]

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Traditional Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients 4 egg yolks 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick) Pinch cayenne Pinch salt Directions Vigorously whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl and until the mixture is thickened and doubled in volume. Place the bowl over a saucepan containing barely simmering […]

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