Sticky toffee pudding is a rich British dessert that’s basically an exceptionally moist date cake with caramel sauce poured over the top. Steaming in the slow cooker is an absolutely foolproof way to make it. The maple syrup in the easy caramel sauce is an unorthodox American addition—but maple goes so well with dates.
The Champagne Cocktail is sleek, simple, and elegant. You’ve got that sugar cube in there, slowly dissolving, releasing a stream of bubbles and sweetness into the drink. This is a drink that comes with its own built-in fireworks.
This almond cake is delicious as is, but can also be served with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, whipped cream, or zabaglione. It’s great for breakfast or brunch, as well as dessert.
Julia Turshen considers baking, packing, and sharing this bread pudding “a tangible way to give back to [her] community.” We consider it the ultimate comfort dessert. Tripled, it feeds 60!
These little treats are great to make for the holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. The recipe can be varied: use your favorite chocolate, nuts, and fruit.