The naan dough is actually a twofer, because you can use it as a base for flatbread pizza. While the choice of toppings is endless, Margherita pizza sprinkled with nigella seeds is my favorite way to eat up all those colorful little tomatoes we grow in our backyard.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Cake
This light olive oil cake can be served alone or accompanied by pears poached in red wine or brandy-soaked cherries or prunes, but the success of the cake depends on using a top-quality olive oil.
Milk-Braised Chicken Legs with Spiced Rice
Milk may not seem a likely braising liquid, but it works beautifully, tenderizing the meat and combining with the chicken juices and spices to create the sauce. You can brown the meat in advance, assemble the braise and refrigerate it, then pop it into the oven just before you want to eat; in under an hour you’ll have a comforting main course that’s perfect for a snowy evening.
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!
Café Cubano Batido
This recipe combines two of Cuba’s most beloved ingredients, coffee and rum, in a cinnamon-spiked drink perfect to kick off a lazy summer afternoon.
Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream and Lime Zest
It’s a dessert you will remember, right down to your last rum-soaked bite.