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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tart – Design*Sponge. As far as holidays go, Valentine’s Day can be pretty divisive.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tart – Design*Sponge

On one hand, you have those blissful coupled folks who wait for February 14th with excited anticipation—awaiting a day of cute handmade love notes and intimate dinners at fancy restaurants. On the other, you have those who vehemently, bitterly despise the holiday, begrudging its invention by greeting card companies as cause for singleton-shaming. Bon Appétempt: Maple Buttermilk Custard Pie. Well, it may be 2014, but I have sooo many recipes from 2013 to share with you still, starting with this maple buttermilk custard pie, which I made for Christmas and which did not set up until the day after Christmas, but which tasted so good anyway that I immediately forgave it for being a temporary textural disappointment / struggle to make / souring my Christmas spirit just a bit.

Bon Appétempt: Maple Buttermilk Custard Pie

(Of course, my Christmas spirit could have also been soured due to the fact that I'm now uncomfortably pregnant—just four days away from my due date as I type this—and I may have bit off more holiday cooking than I could chew.) Here's the thing. Everything was going great until I read this directive: "The pie is finished when the edges are set and puffed slightly and the center is no longer liquid but still quite wobbly.

Be careful not to overbake or the custard can separate; the filling will continue to cook and set after the pie is removed from the oven. " Only it wasn't. Blueberry Cornmeal Custard Recipe and Giveaway of Whole-Grain Mornings Cookbook. It’s New Years Day and, in truth, I’m left a bit speechless.

Blueberry Cornmeal Custard Recipe and Giveaway of Whole-Grain Mornings Cookbook

It’s time to formally introduce you to Whole-Grain Mornings (it’s now officially on sale and appearing in the world!) , but I’ve been sitting here for what feels like hours trying to figure out exactly what to say. Fresh Grape Cake with Luscious Lemon Sauce. I came up with this recipe after one of my trips to Italy during which I discovered the appeal of cooked grapes.

Fresh Grape Cake with Luscious Lemon Sauce

In this cake, the grapes stay whole, but soften into juicy, ruby orbs. And with the cake: A simple sauce. But don't let the simplicity fool you. This is seriously good sauce. People will think you have pulled out a double boiler (and all the stops) to make custard. RECIPE: LATKE PUMPKIN PIE. Today in i'm-going-to-be-sick-of-thanksgivukkah-food-well-before-thanksgivukkah: a latke pumpkin pie!

RECIPE: LATKE PUMPKIN PIE

Seriously, by the time thanksgivukkah rolls around, i will already be on, like, cottage cheese, or whatever diet food is it these days. i yolo'd a shit ton of chocolate today, also scotch eggs and half an apple sticker (bc you know what's worse than finding a whole apple sticker on your apple...). and then when all was photographed and done, i scraped a bunch of pumpkin pie filling out of this pie and then ate the latke crust. (i left out the sugar in the filling so it could be eggboy-friendly. ew, you guys, don't ever do that.) RECIPE: LATKE PUMPKIN PIE. How To Make an Easy No-Bake Cheesecake. I'm going to present a polarizing thesis here and do my best to defend it: No-bake cheesecake is actually better than traditional cheesecake.

How To Make an Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

Besides being easier to perfect, no-bake cheesecake is more flavorful without the long bake and more easily adapted to upgrades like fruit or chocolate flavorings. If your ideal cheesecake is impossibly smooth without a hint of graininess and has a filling that is perfectly sweet, creamy, and tangy with an incredibly tender crumb crust, then, surprise! How To Make an Easy No-Bake Cheesecake. How to Make Flaky Pie Crust. I am very worried, friends.

How to Make Flaky Pie Crust

Worried that the fear of pie crusts may be keeping a great many of you from making your own pies at home. Is this true? Does this sound like you? Do debates over butter vs. lard or tender vs. flaky make you want to run and hide? Well, take a deep breath and grab your notebook — today we're going to go over how to make a pie from start to finish, one step at a time. Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie (Without Corn Syrup) Recipes from The Kitchn. Pecan pie is one of the first things we head for when it comes time to hit the Thanksgiving dessert table.

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie (Without Corn Syrup) Recipes from The Kitchn

This nut-filled classic is the very definition of ooey-gooey decadence, and always has been. Our version is just as rich and sugary as ever, but with one small change: we ditched the corn syrup. Of course, pecan pie was around long before corn syrup was even dreamed of. We've seen other versions of corn-syrup-free pecan pies that use maple syrup, honey, or cooked brown sugar. How To Make Classic Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving. Everyone's got a pumpkin pie recipe they love.

How To Make Classic Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

This one is ours. We've tried this classic each and every way and have found that while there's some room for improvement along the way, keeping things classic is what makes this recipe a keeper. Any changes — like roasting the pumpkin purée — are only in the interest of making a richer, more flavorful pie. Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust. (Image credit: Faith Durand) Ah, pumpkin pie — that most quintessential of Thanksgiving desserts.

Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Here's my own favorite take on pumpkin pie — one that skips the sometimes finicky, sometimes soggy pie crust for one made from crispy graham crackers. Add a heaping spoonful of fresh, piquant ginger and you have the pumpkin pie I look forward to all year long. No-Bake Key Lime Pie Cupcakes. See how darling these key lime cupcakes are? Blueberry-Lemon Skillet Cake. Have a hankering for cake? Skip the cake pan and break out your cast iron skillet!

This breakfast-friendly cake has juicy blueberries and lemon, all in a light cornmeal batter. It's a low-key way to get a sweet start to any day. If you like cornbread, you'll like this cake. Cornmeal adds sweetness and texture to the cake batter, which also has yogurt for tang and tenderness, and it's finished with lots of fresh blueberries and lemon zest. While I love blueberries here, you can substitute raspberries or cut-up strawberries if you'd like instead. Serves 8 Cooking spray 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup finely ground cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Finely grated zest of 1 medium lemon 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries Powdered sugar, for dusting Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.

Apple and cranberry custard tart. Gluten-free apple and cranberry custard tart Thanksgiving week. I am sure that those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving are all set with your recipes, pantries full, and ovens ready. In the Kitchen With: Aran Goyoaga’s Apple, Almond and Olive Oil Cake – Design*Sponge. This autumn has been a season of exciting cookbook releases: Nigel Slater, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Yvette van Boven, Katie Quinn Davies, Kevin Gillespie and this week’s recipe contributor, Aran Goyoaga, are but a few of the authors with books that I’ve been waiting for since last year!

Aran is one of the In the Kitchen With column’s favorite visitors, and I personally love any recipe of hers that harkens back to her fine pastry chef beginnings. Since becoming a pastry chef, Aran has developed her James Beard Award-nominated blog, Cannelle et Vanille, which today features the best of gluten-free cooking. Her first cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats, was just released this week. I’ve had a chance to see it, and I can definitely say that if you love Aran’s blog, you’ll love her new book.

Her recipe this week for an Apple, Almond and Olive Oil Cake is reminiscent of the simple Italian cakes you can find in small restaurants off the beaten path here in Italy. Essential Recipe: Double-Crust Apple Pie Recipes from The Kitchn. I can't think of anything more American to devour on Thanksgiving than an ooey-gooey heap of caramelized apples piled into a crispy, buttery crust. A good apple pie can be oh-so-good, but a bad one, well, it's just flat out depressing. Unfortunately a lot can go wrong when it comes to the classic dessert, but I've done some research to ensure that it doesn't. Read on for apple pie perfection. How To Make Classic Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving.

Cherry Cobbler Recipe. I've taken to walking around town staring at my feet - or more specifically, the ground a short distance in front of my feet. This is my way of searching for fruit. The first time I saw a bright red cherry alone in an alley gutter, I stood over it and thought to myself - hmmm, someone lost some fruit when they got out of their car. Then I looked up, and saw an entire tree full of cherries. Unfussy Apple Cake Recipe. Green Gage Plum Crumble – QUITOKEETO. Green Gage Plum Crumble We pulled a handful of our favorite ingredients to make these crumbles - green gage plums, the last of a bottle of Bandol rosé, and granola for the crumble top. Green gages are fleeting at the market, feel free to swap in another stone fruit - cherries, peaches, pluots - or a blend!

3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup granola (or substitute rolled oats) 1/4 cup natural cane sugar scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted. Summer Berry Crisp Recipe. A Nice Berry Pie Recipe. Berries. A Change of Plans. Last week Sam and I were supposed to head to Olympic National Park to stay in an old lakeside cabin for a few nights. Lake Crescent, to be exact: a crystal clear spot complete with a rickety traditional lodge, canoes, hiking trails and hot springs. Tart Cherry Crumble. I recently spent a few days in northern Michigan, the heart of tart cherry country. Fall Breakfast Recipe: Coconut Gooseberry Clafoutis. Have you ever encountered the sparkling green or red gooseberry? Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler Recipes from The Kitchn.

I am a chocoholic and not afraid to admit it. Bon Appétempt: Grandma's Belgian Waffles. CITRUS POLENTA CAKE WITH WARM STONE FRUITS. Heavenly Pie Recipe. Bon Appétempt: Video Attempt: Chocolate Cream Pie & A Special Announcement. No-Bake Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie Recipes from The Kitchn. Whole-Grain Cherry Almond Crisp. Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie with Kamut Crust. Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie with Kamut Crust. Blueberry Pancake Casserole. Tarta.Naranja. Tarta.Crumble Cherry. Tarta. No-Bake Peanut Butter. Tarta. Almendras. Cheesecake. Peanut Butter. Cheesecake. Café. Tarta. Jengibre + Manzana. Cheesecake. Tiramisú. Cheesecake. Calabaza. Cheesecake. Macchiato.

Cheesecake. Lima + Mango + Jengibre. Brownie. Peanut Butter Cup. Tarta. Chocolate Mocha. Tarta. Ricota + Ciruelas. Cheescake. Calabaza. Tarta. Coco. Tarta. Ángel. Tarta. Ricota + Ciruelas. Tarta. Peras. Tarta. Mandarinas. Tarta. Calabaza. Brownie. Salted Caramel. Tartas. Manzana. Tarta. Frutillas. Muffin. Naranja + Semillas. Brownie. Tarta. Damasco + Frutos Rojos. Tarta. Frutos Rojos. Tarta. Damasco. Brownie + Marshmallow.