Luckily, moonshine isn’t overpowering when you bake with it, and I wanted to offer up some kind of hooch cake as a Virginia treat. Its vanilla-like flavor pairs well with chocolate, and the orange zest and nutmeg complement both.
Atole is a beverage with ancient Aztec roots, often served as part of the Day of the Dead festivities and as a remedy for having taken a chill. With a kick of spice, a nourishing base of grain, and a soothing milkiness from dairy or coconut milk, atole is comfort food you can drink.
The holidays will be here before you know it. How about trying a pie this year that’s a little out of the ordinary? Quince and apples marry beautifully here, and you’ll bake this one off in your cast-iron skillet.
Leah Koenig’s recipe for blintzes includes fragrant orange zest in the sweet cheese filling, making it a standout.
Inspired by this stew recipe from Bon Appetit, we took a page from Carole Peck’s book and added orange zest and Pernod to give this early-spring soup a decidedly Provençal feel.
This recipe is a puree of Bosc pears and parsnips, made snappy by a little citrus zest and ginger. We love this. And you can make it a couple of days ahead.