Ottolenghi Cheesecake
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OTTOLENGHI CHEESECAKE

This Yotam Ottolenghi cheesecake, from his cookbook Ottolenghi Simple, is going to be our Easter Sunday dessert. He calls it his Sweet and Salty Cheesecake with Cherries, and it’s wonderful not only because it’s delicious but because you can make it in advance and put it together right before serving.

Red Wine Glaze on a Dark Chocolate Cake
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RED WINE GLAZE ON A DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

Is your mouth watering yet? Red wine and dark chocolate – two of the most satisfying and complex flavors of all time, in one mind-blowing cake. When I realized there were four different recipes for a chocolate-and-red-wine cake in my dessert file, I took it as a sign from the universe: manifest the cake.

Chocolate Coconut Pound Cake
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CHOCOLATE COCONUT POUND CAKE

There’s something about the rich texture of a pound cake that is unmistakably wonderful. Whatever the flavor, it’s so appealing you just want to eat the whole piece immediately, washed down with a glass of milk, so you can get to the second piece right away. The combination of buttermilk and chocolate in this pound cake makes it so smooothhh. It’s like a Swiss milk chocolate candy bar in cake form. It’s a Halloween dessert for adults, luscious and deceptively […]

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
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CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIES

When (another) rainy day and a chocolate craving take place simultaneously, a chocolate cookie recipe can’t be far behind. This one from an old issue of Bon Appetit is both heavenly and ridiculously easy. It’s a cross between a cookie and a brownie – the egg whites give it a chewy texture that contrasts beautifully with the deep chocolate flavor – and the cacao nibs provide an aftertaste of chocolate that immediately makes you think you need to eat another […]

Almond Butter Fudge
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ALMOND BUTTER FUDGE

Sometimes it can be intimidating to see the amazing things food bloggers are doing. You can’t help but think, “I can never make a pie that looks like that.” And you’re probably right, because some earnest soul spent two days hours cutting tiny dots of pastry dough to be painstakingly placed in perfect concentric rings on a rhubarb/pomegranate/frangipane pie. Beautiful to see, impossible to replicate, so I stick to things I think people might actually try to cook. This is […]