American breakfast pancakes

Print this pageThese are those thick, spongy American pancakes that are often eaten with warm maple syrup and crisp fried bacon. I love them with the syrup alone, but if you do want bacon, I think streaky is best. You can easily cook these pancakes by...

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Very Easy Pancakes

Print this pageIngredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying lemon wedges, to serve (optional) caster sugar, to serve (optional) Method Put the flour, eggs,...

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Caramel-Fleur de Sel Mug Cake

Print this pageyield Makes 2 mug cakes This salty-sweet phenomenon is well established, and salted caramels are now everywhere. Fleur de sel is a fancy sea salt, hand harvested from evaporating pools along the coast of Brittany in France. Similar...

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Peaches in Lillet

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Lillet, a fruity, easy-drinking fortified wine, is a staple in Chef Ripert’s summer pantry. Ingredients 8 ripe peaches (about 3 pounds), preferably freestone, peeled, cut into 1/2″ wedges 1...

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Lemonade Jelly with Basil

Print this pageyield Makes six 1/2-cup (120-ml) servings. Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Lemon makes a tart, grown-up jelly, infused here with basil for an herbal aroma that sets off the summer sweetness. (Leave out the basil if you just want simple lemonade...

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Gingery Watermelon Paletas

Print this pageyield Makes 10 servings A dollop of yogurt keeps these pops from being too icy, and we love the way the ginger adds a little spice. Ingredients 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon (from about half a 5-pound watermelon) 1/4 cup plain 2% fat...

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Blueberry Hand Pies

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 35 minutes total time 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients Buttery Pie Crust All-purpose flour (for dusting) 2 cups blueberries (about 10 ounces) 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon...

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Blackberry Granita

Print this pageyield Makes 6 servings If you have a metal baking pan, use it; it will chill the mixture faster than a glass one. And remove the granita from the freezer when you scrape it—too much cold air will escape if you do this while the door’s...

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Banana Pancakes with Pineapple and Crème Fraîche

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Chef Kenney often makes these crepe-like pancakes for his family on the weekend. He couldn’t resist including them in this menu as a shout-out to Jack Johnson’s 2005 song “Banana...

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Watermelon Granita with Blueberries

Print this pageyield Makes 6 servings At fewer than 130 calories per serving, this is one dessert you can double up on. Bonus: The melon will help keep you hydrated on scorching days. (It’s 92 percent H2O!) Ingredients 6 cups (about 2 pounds)...

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True Vanilla Ice Cream

Print this pageyield Makes about 3 1/2 cups There’s nothing, um, vanilla about our homemade version of the classic. Of course, it also makes a great base for your favorite upgrades. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 1/4 cup...

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Pomegranate-Mint Relish

Print this pageyield Makes about 2 1/2 cups Pomegranate seeds sub in for cranberries in this bracing, colorful relish. Ingredients 1/2 small shallot, chopped 1 1/2 cups pomegranate seeds 1/2 cup olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon...

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Christina Tosi’s Christmas Treats

Print this pageyield Makes about 24 treats active time 10 minutes total time 30 minutes (includes cooling time) Christina Tosi, the chef, owner, and founder of New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar, created this recipe exclusively for Epicurious. You can make...

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Tortillas With Eggs and Spicy Bean Chili

Print this pageyield Serves 2 Ingredients 1/2 cup canned peeled tomatoes 1/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 small yellow onion 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 clove garlic 1/2 chile in adobo 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 can (14 ounces) black...

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Phyllo Flowers with Sorbet and Blueberries

Print this pageyield Serves 8 Ingredients 8 sheets (9″ x 14″) phyllo dough, thawed 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen blueberries, thawed 2 teaspoons cornstarch ...

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Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookie Mousse Cake

Print this pageyield Makes 1 (9- by 5-inch) loaf cake active time 30 minutes total time 1 1/2 hours (includes chilling time) To create this Girl Scout cookie–inspired dessert, the chocolate and peanut butter cookies known as Tagalongs or Peanut Butter...

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Shaved Kohlrabi with Apple and Hazelnuts

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings A version of this salad has been on Estela’s menu since its opening; Mattos has tried it with summer squash and apples in place of the kohlrabi. In any case, make sure not to cut your slices too thin—they need to...

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Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Print this pageyield Makes 1 (9-inch) ice cream cake active time 30 minutes total time 2 1/2 hours (includes freezing time) To create this Girl Scout cookie–inspired dessert, combine vanilla ice cream with the coconut, caramel, and chocolate cookies known...

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Grapefruit and White Beets with Yogurt and Tarragon

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings Rather than fussily cutting the grapefruit into neat segments, Mattos cuts them crosswise into disks; he likes the slightly bitter flavor of the membrane itself. Ingredients 3 tablespoons pine nuts 4 medium white...

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Dark Chocolate Waffles

Print this pageyield Makes 6 servings Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for this. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup...

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Cardamom Crescents

Print this pageyield Makes about 50 Serve these fragrantly spiced classics with coffee or tea. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups powdered...

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Spoon Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 30 sandwich cookies active time 1 3/4 hr total time 5 3/4 hr “You really have to wait,” says Barbour. “After a couple of days, the cookies’ texture becomes lovely and melting. Earlier, they are good,...

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Cherry Double-Chocolate Cookies

Print this page yield Makes about 2 dozen cookies active time 25 min total time 1 1/4 hr They look like the loaded chocolate-nut cookies of your youth, but a bite will reveal their luxurious upgrades: chewy sour cherries that play off the crunch of chopped...

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Double Chocolate-Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 50 active time 1 hour total time 2 hours 50 minutes Crushed peppermint candies make a festive, crunchy topping for these pretty cookies. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (do not exceed 61% cacao; 15 to 16...

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Madeleines

Print this pageyield Makes about 20 This cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust. The group enjoys madeleines with tea, just as the narrator did in Swann’s Way. Ingredients 2 large eggs 2/3 cup sugar ...

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Chewy Pecan Diamonds

Print this pageyield Makes about 32 This is a wonderful combination of cookie and candy, with the crumbly crust serving as counterpoint to the chewy caramel topping. For a nice presentation, place the cookies in paper candy cups, and set the cups in a basket;...

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Inside-Out Carrot Cake Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 13 cookies Ingredients 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light...

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Seven-Layer Cookies

Print this pageield Makes about 5 dozen cookies active time 1 1/2 hr total time 11 hr Deep almond flavor and sophisticated apricot and pure chocolate accents give these cookies a cosmopolitan air. Ingredients 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1...

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Ambrosia Macaroons

Print this pageyield Makes about 45 We southerners love ambrosia, a mélange of sliced juicy-sweet oranges and grated coconut. The sweet salad has been a part of southern Christmas traditions for the better part of two centuries, and I thought it would be fun...

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Lauren’s Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Print this pageield Makes 24 to 30 cookies Editor’s note: This recipe appears as part of our editors’ Christmas Cookie Swap, 10 beloved holiday recipes from the editors of Epicurious and Gourmet Live. This family favorite pairs the winning...

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