It was a gutsy move baking these for the best French chef around, but I learned to make them from chef Mark Ramsdell of L’ Academie de Cuisine. I was elated when Jacques pronounced them “terrific!” and his daughter (and TV costar), Claudine Pépin said they were the best she’s ever had.
The Instant Pot Bible: Sauerbraten-Style Pot Roast
Taking advantage of the way pressure can (sort of) marinate meat as it cooks, here’s a way to prepare a tasty replica of more traditional sauerbraten just about any weekend evening.
Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
I brown the butter for these cookies to add flavor and remove the water. Adding golden syrup or corn syrup helps to keep them moist and chewy. Golden syrup adds a delicious butterscotch element.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Bok Choy and Sweet-and-Sour Dill Oil
Don’t let the long braising time in this recipe intimidate you. It’s an easy “prepare it and forget about it” step and fills the house with an enticing aroma that will make your guests’ mouths water. It’s a perfect company’s-coming meal because it’s guaranteed to impress.
A Frozen Chocolate Pie for Your Chocolate Fix
Adapted from The Loves and Fishes cookbook, this crust-less chocolate pie is a nutty, silky treat loaded with pure chocolate flavor.
Julia Turshen’s Angel Food Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
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!