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Category: Desserts

Peach Hand Pies from Lisa Donovan in Food and Wine Magazine

Peach Hand Pies from Lisa Donovan in Food and Wine Magazine

Our peaches out on the East End of Long Island are outstanding this year.  They’re glorious to look at—all those colors from deep golden yellow mottled with shades of orange and red, almost to purple. It seems almost a shame to peel them, let alone […]

Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler and a salute to the one and only Molly O’Neill

Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler and a salute to the one and only Molly O’Neill

The Food World suffered a great loss last month.  Molly O’Neill, one of the best food writers in the country died at just 66 years of age.  Molly O’Neill was the heir to a great legacy of food journalism that includes such luminaries at M.F.K. […]

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

The last time Andrew and I were in Paris, we pretty much went from one spectacular bakeshop or chocolatier to another.  And you can’t really miss those belonging to Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Pierre Hermé.  The man himself is arguably the most acclaimed of all living […]

S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue from Cheryl and Griffith Day of Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah, GA.

S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue from Cheryl and Griffith Day of Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah, GA.

The allure of a childhood favorite is undeniable.  Here two bakers from Georgia have captured the essence of one of life’s great pleasures—the S’more.  While the treat may be best remembered as campfire cooking at is best, here’s a recipe that brings it indoors and […]

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this?      Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this? Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

I marvel at Andrew’s passion for baking. And it’s at its zenith at holiday time.  It doesn’t necessarily mean Thanksgiving or Easter or Christmas.. It could be Valentine’s Day or the 4th of July.. But I have to say that this year’s output at Thanksgiving […]

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

It may surprise you to know that Figs actually do grow on the East End of Long Island And when they are briefly in season they are a treat we look forward to. But move fast or you’ll miss them. Which is exactly what happened […]

Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Gail Simmons is such a glamorous presence on “Top Chef” that it’s easy to forget she’s first and foremost a great cook.  She’s also a fellow Canadian so I took a great deal of heat from Andrew for not knowing what a Bumbleberry was.  I’d […]

A Summer Dinner Party Menu in 3 Parts

A Summer Dinner Party Menu in 3 Parts

When Andrew and I plan a dinner party, the menu starts to percolate once the RSVPs have been received.  We try to think of our audience and we try to make things interesting.  Generally that means doing something completely new.  We have a fair amount […]

Ice Cream Sandwiches…Portable Summer Treats

Ice Cream Sandwiches…Portable Summer Treats

I must admit to having been slightly taken aback when Andrew told me his weekend plans included making Ice Cream Sandwiches.  Not that I didn’t want one.  And when the smell of his dark chocolate ‘biscuit’ wafted through the kitchen, I could hardly wait until […]

Rhubarb Pound Cake from Melissa Clark in The New York Times

Rhubarb Pound Cake from Melissa Clark in The New York Times

Rhubarb grown in greenhouses is always the first to appear in Rhubarb season. It’s grown for those people who simply cannot wait to cook with these rich, red stalks.  So growers rush out ‘hothouse rhubarb’, which is a brighter red, sweeter tasting and more tender […]

Four Generation Peach Pie with Coconut Meringue Crust from Food 52

Four Generation Peach Pie with Coconut Meringue Crust from Food 52

This weekend begins what is always called “The Unofficial Start of Summer”.  Never mind the Equinox is over three weeks away and it’s been horridly cold and rainy this month.  Nevertheless, this is the weekend that New Yorkers give up their weekends in the city […]

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

I’ve written so much about Yotam Ottolenghi that he feels like an old friend. But if he’s not familiar to you, please feel free to click on the links below this recipe and you’ll read all about this Israeli-born chef of Italian origin who has […]

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First.  This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

Valentine’s Day Advice: Make Dessert First. This Chocolate Soufflé will fit the bill.

If there’s any worst night to go out all year, it is surely Valentine’s Day…although I think New Year’s Eve is a very close second. I was pretty well sure Valentine’s Day was an invention of Hallmark Cards but that’s not at all true.  It’s […]