Apple Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 loaf Challah bread, crusts removed, 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 â…› teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Apple Gallette

Serves 6 For dough INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon maple sugar or brown sugar 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces 1⁄1-½ cup ice water as needed DIRECTIONS Combine flour, salt, sugar in food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse to combine. Transfer to […]

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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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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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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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Braised Sauerkraut Apples and Onions with Fried Tempeh/ Smoked Whitefish

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For tempeh 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces tempeh, sliced crosswise into 8 pieces ½ cup dry white wine 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ¾ teaspoon smoked sea salt or sea salt For sauerkraut 4 tablespoons (frac12; stick) unsalted butter 3 cups thinly sliced onions ½ cup diced carrots ½ cup diced […]

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Butter-Braised Radishes With Their Greens

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1-2 bunches red radishes with their greens (about 2 pounds) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Freshly ground black pepper Freshly grated nutmeg DIRECTIONS Cut the radishes away from their leaves, leaving about ½ inch of green attached. […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes approximately 30 INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups sifted cake flour, or 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, plus more for your work surface and hands 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons cold unsalted butter, cut into several pieces 2 tablespoons cold lard or vegetable shortening, cut into […]

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked 1 small butternut squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon sage, chopped fine ½ yellow onion, cut in half Kosher salt Pepper For brown butter sage sauce 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced 6 sage leaves, sliced 3 ounces goat cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat […]

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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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Cauliflower Soup with American Paddlefish Roe

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 medium leek, white and pale green only, sliced thin 1 large Spanish onion, peeled and sliced thin 2 sticks unsalted butter ¼ cup white wine 1 head cauliflower, trimmed, core removed and chopped (5 florets reserved and thinly sliced for garnish) Kosher salt ½ oz. best quality American paddlefish roe Best […]

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Challah

Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened), plus 2 more tablespoons for top of dough 3½ unbleached bread flour ½ cup warm water (100°F) 1⁄3 cup sugar ¼ cup milk (warmed, 100°F) 2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon active dry yeast 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 egg yolk, for egg wash PREPARATION Spray […]

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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 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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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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Creamy Cauliflower & Spinach Soup

Serves 10 to 12 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter 2 tablespoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground peppercorns 1 medium red onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflowers, cut into florets (about […]

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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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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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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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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6 buns INGREDIENTS 1 stick of unsalted butter ½ cup honey (plus more for 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 […]

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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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Lime Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For ginger snap crust 1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For lime pie filling 1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed […]

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Maple Roasted Carrots

Serves 4 Remember, to shorten the roasting time of any root vegetable you can pre-steam it. For even speedier cooking, you can use bagged baby carrots. Ingredients 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch diagonals ½-inch thick 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or extra-virgin […]

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Olive Oil Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds carrots 2 medium turnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium parsnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium red onions (about ½ pound) 2½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or unsalted butter 1 teaspoon organic brown sugar ½ teaspoon sea salt 8 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar […]

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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 Ginger Pot Pie Pockets

A quick take on the pot pie, somewhere in the middle between a hot pocket and a pop tart but perfect for a quick sweet and spicy snack.

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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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Plain Pie Crust

INGREDIENTS 2½ cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice water […]

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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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Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups chicken broth 1¾ cups water 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes ¾ cup Arborio rice ½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Freshly grated nutmeg […]

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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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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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Root Vegetable Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche and Honey-Crisped Walnuts

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 pound onions, roughly chopped (about 4 cups) 4 to 6 peeled garlic cloves 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger Sea salt or kosher salt 2 pounds assorted winter root vegetables, such as rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery root, and sunchokes, […]

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Rustic Artichoke Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped small 1 onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine Hearts of 6 large artichokes cut in quarters 3 medium size white potatoes (Yukon gold), peeled and chopped 8 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh bay leaf 3 sprigs of […]

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Rustic Artichoke Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped small 1 onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine Hearts of 6 large artichokes, cut in quarters 3 medium size white potatoes (Yukon gold), peeled and chopped 8 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh bay leaf 3 sprigs of […]

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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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Savory Pie Dough (Pate Brisée)

Makes 1 large pie crust or two tart shells Ingredients 2½ cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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Seafood Fusilli and Creamy Lobster Sauce with Shaved Fennel and Lemon Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound pasta dough, cooked For lobster sauce 2 tablespoons butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 cup white wine 2 lobster bodies, cut in half vertically (Your fishmonger should be able to provide you with lobster bodies at no charge) 2 cups heavy cream 6 to 8 […]

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Sheppard’s Pie

This mashed potato crusted “pot pie” is brought to us by the British and their love of rich protein filled dishes in the dead of cold damp winters.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 (1¼ lbs) russet potatoes 1 (¾-lb) sweet potato 1 large egg ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated Salt Freshly ground pepper â…“ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano plus more for serving 1½ to 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting ½ stick unsalted butter 1 cup sage leaves (from 1 bunch) PREPARATION Preheat […]

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Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Swiss chard, rinsed with stems removed, chopped 6 yellow onions, sliced thin 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium shallot, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped fine (Save 1 tablespoon) 5 sprigs thyme, chopped 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups milk, warmed ½ cup grated Asiago cheese ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 4 tablespoons […]

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Torte de Jamon Iberico y Sevollas Rojas (Red Onion & Iberico Ham Tart)

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 medium red onions, sliced thin in rounds 1 sheet puff pastry, pre made 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 8 to 10 slices Iberico ham 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water and pinch of salt Salt and […]

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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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Turkey Pot Pies with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Tops

A southern spin on the classic pot pie! Who doesn’t love biscuits and cheddar, with a mix of turkey pot pie!

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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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Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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Wholegrain Savory Garden Scones

Makes about 10 scones These amazingly delicious scones are perfect for those who want a quick and savory breakfast option. Easy on the go and healthy! Eat with a dollop of herbal butter or tomato preserves. Ingredients 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup buckwheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ […]

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Winter Squash Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For soup 3 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha, acorn, or butternut), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, chopped (2 cups) Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, […]

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