Photograph by Michael Graydon and Nikole HerriottFallen Chocolate Cake
The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake-a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.
Recipe by Alison Roman
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Cake 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, plus more, room temperature, for pan
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided, plus more for pan
10 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (61%-72% cacao), coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt Topping
1 cup chilled heavy cream
1/2 cup mascarpone
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
A 9-inch-diameter springform pan
Cake Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly butter springform pan and dust with sugar, tapping
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Photo by Craig CutlerAny holiday that revolves around an centerpiece dish (ahem, turkey) can be stressful. Easter is all about the ham. Unfortunately, preparing this piece of meat isn't always straightforward, so we asked the test kitchen for a little advice.
Don't Buy Just Any Old Ham
It's Easter, not just another Sunday meal. Call your butcher to reserve a good-quality smoked bone-in ham instead of buying from the supermarket. If that doesn't work, there's still time to order from d'Artagnan.com (they'll even ship overnight). Whether it's bone-in or partially deboned, order a ham with some kind of bone in it. It will give you a sense of where to take the ham's temperature to determine doneness (see below), plus, that leftover bone will bring a soup or pot of beans to the next level. Also: Plan to buy at least 1 lb. of meat per person so you'll have plenty of leftovers.
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A Little History
In 1824, John Cadbury opened a shop in Birmingham where he sold tea, coffee, hops, mustard, cocoa, and drinking chocolate, which he made himself using a mortar and pestle. A century later, in 1923, the company that grew out of his shop released its first cream-filled eggs. But the Cadbury Creme Easter Eggs we all know and love weren't invented until 1971. Four years later, the first TV ad appeared for Cadbury Creme Eggs and these chocolate confections became an international Easter classic. Many Americans will remember the "clucking bunny" campaign, begun in 1982.
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How are they made? The Cadbury Creme Egg is manufactured by pouring liquid chocolate into a half-egg shaped mold, which is then filled with white fondant and a dab of yellow fondant. Because the fondant has a greater density than chocolate, the two don't mix together and the fondant pushes the chocolate outwards. The two
Spring is here! Which means you want to scour every surface of your house, purge your wardrobe of stuff you haven't worn in over a year, and remove dust bunnies to make room for the Easter bunny. But there's one place in your house that you dread cleaning, not knowing what lurks behind its deceptively pure, white door.
No, it's not your bathroom sink. It's your refrigerator.
Baby steps. The first one: use up all those odds and ends in the crisper drawer, the dairy section--every nook and cranny. A link of chorizo? Chop it up and throw it in a soup. A bunch of kale? Saute it and toss with pasta. Here are six dishes that can mold themselves around whatever you've got.
Well, except for that funky jar of old mayo. But you'll deal with that later.
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The question of what will become of the uneaten matzo from our Seders is as much one of expectation as utility. Remember, please, that the Haggadah--the Jewish text used for the yearly Passover observance--refers to matzo as the "bread of affliction, the poor bread." We are forewarned, then--tasty, possible; delicious, unlikely. That said, I do like matzo, coated with good butter and topped with a dusting of kosher or sea salt, but it is nothing to get excited about, and for some, it is cause more for merriment than sustenance. An Internet search of the viable uses for leftover matzo reveals as many jokes as recipes (uses as grout or to paste cracked tiles competes with every variant on matzo brei or matzo kugel).
This strikes me as unfair. Matzo consists of nothing more than flour and water. It benefits from no fat, no seasoning, no leavening to free it from its earthbound density. It is also, in most cases, a generic and industrially produced commercial product. What do weRead More »from 5 Things to Do with Leftover Matzo
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From the Marx Brothers to Jon Stewart, for years Jewish humor has helped define American culture. Historians have often speculated that this rich vein of comedy stems from young Jewish children watching their parents try to pair wine with the Passover Seder meal. Ba dum sha!
But really: you start with pickled horseradish and gefilte fish, move on to chopped chicken liver, perhaps a sweet-and-sour-stuffed cabbage, or beef borscht, then there's a baked chicken stuffed with matzo or a ketchup-topped brisket, and somewhere in there come hard boiled eggs and charoset, that mixture of cinnamon, nuts, and fruit. This is supposed to pair with wine? Let me tell you about the best wine pairing for pickled horseradish. It's beer. So, does that mean you should give up and have beer this Passover? No! There's a solution to this problem--but it's drastic. It's really drastic.
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It often starts with a single batch of homebrewed beer. Your friends like drinking the bitter IPA, or the roasty stout. More beer is brewed. More accolades. "You should start a brewery," someone suggests, planting a seed inside your hobbyist head: Could this be a career?
Taking the professional leap, however, is not so simple. Costs and licensing fees to open a brewery can easily runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. The loans may be crippling. That's why aspiring brewers are starting to think small.
These days, hopped-up entrepreneurs are increasingly opening pint-size nanobreweries. What constitutes a nano? The cutoff point is debatable, but one measuring stick is that nanobreweries make beer on a three-barrel system or smaller. That's less than 93 gallons at a time, a minuscule amount that allows brewers to experiment, take creative risks and see what sticks. And according to San Diego's Hess Brewing, which has kept a running tab ofRead More »from The Best Nanobreweries in the U.S
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By now, pretty much everyone knows that salty and sweet are inextricably linked. It's why people dip Wendy's fries into their Frostys, why they eat caramel popcorn, why we layer salt on chocolate chip cookies. The appeal of salty-sweet may have biochemical explanations, but it also just feels sophisticated--an adult way to get a sugar fix.
With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to the Almond Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce. Rounds of brioche or challah are spread with almond butter, artfully arranged with a sliced almond and raw sugar topping, and baked in vanilla custard. Add a dusting of powdered sugar, and it's ready for that adult topping--a decadent (and hearty) drizzle of salted caramel sauce.
You kids have fun now.
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Almond Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce
Recipe by Alison Roman
Adding salt to this classic sauce lets you taste the rich complexity of the caramel,
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A couple of weeks ago, I found myself at the famed Blue Hill at Stone Barns in upstate New York. I was seated at a long, wooden communal table with 30-plus people in the food and wine industry, only some of whom I knew. The table was festooned with gorgeous floral arrangements--anemones, deep plum artichokes, and succulents--one of which was plunked right in front of me. At first I was delighted. Then the DIY tacos arrived: a plate piled with smoked shrimp, pickled mussels, and an untold number of condiments, all totally blocked by that beautiful arrangement. I couldn't assemble my taco without reaching rudely in front of my neighbors and getting out of my seat. My dream was becoming a communal table nightmare.
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There's always plenty of anecdotal evidence about how America's biggest cities do food differently: San Francisco's all burritos and fresh ingredients, Chicago's big on meat, New York's big on everything. But it's nice to get some cold, hard data every once in a while. Seamless, the online delivery ordering service, just released some numbers on how Americans eat late at night, and there are some surprising little factoids in there.
First, Chicago is the country's number one late-night delivery city, with 14 percent of the city's total orders happening between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. New York and San Francisco are tied for second, and then Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., are tied for third, with 10 percent of their orders happening outside normal business hours. We could just chalk this up to Chicagoans' famous laziness (a joke!), but it probably has more to do with the fact that it's the coldest of the major cities that Seamless serves. Nothing like below-zero wind chill to