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Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons water 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 1 cup powdered sugar INSTRUCTIONS Briefly stir together granulated sugar … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato

  * 2 cups whole milk * 1 cup heavy cream * 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar * 4 egg yolks * 1/2 tsp vanilla extract * 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella) * 1/2 cup toasted, crushed hazelnuts In … Continue reading

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Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

* 1 cup plus 1 T sugar * 1 cup heavy whipping cream * 1 1/2 cups whole milk * pinch of salt * 6 large egg yolks * 1/2 t vanilla extract Put 1 cup sugar into heavy pot … Continue reading

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Pear and Chocolate Crostata

from Epicurious Crust: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 tablespoons (or more) ice water 2 tablespoons chilled whipping cream Blend flour and salt … Continue reading

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Anise Biscuits

These are not the biscotti you know. These are the ones of my childhood, soft, redolant with anise, growing harder as they age, requiring a cup of tea for dipping after a few days. My great-grandmother, Rina, probably brought this … Continue reading

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Lemon Meringue Pie

You’re on your own for the crust. I make a real crust if I have time, and use some junk out of the frozen section if I don’t. My mom’s recipe. 325F 1-8” cooked cooled pie crust Filling 1-15 oz … Continue reading

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Fondant a l’orange

Simple, lush, classic French. It doesn’t look like much, but it is melt-in-your mouth gorgeous on the tongue. Feel free to swear at me for not converting the weights—my scale does metric. prep: 30 minutes bake: 30 minutes 400F 2 … Continue reading

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