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  • How to Make Dorito Bread. Because You'll Want To

    Andy Rapoport


    Dorito BreadDorito Bread

    "The inspiration behind this preposterous recipe was the desire to create something juxtaposing man's most basic sustenance, made with the ancient tradition of a wild yeast starter-with an ingredient most modern, heavily processed, and addictive: the Dorito," says Andy Rapoport, proprietor of HBR.

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    DORITO BREAD
    Makes 1 loaf

    I can't stress enough the importance of using a scale and weighing ingredients for accuracy, as I learned the hard way-and I do mean the hard way (see: Andy's first attempt at baking bread; see: Definition of Kitchen Fiasco). The addition of crushed Doritos as a final topping is crucial.

    Ingredients
    Leaven
    28 g. wild yeast starter
    50 g. all-purpose flour
    50 g. room-temperature water

    Dough
    100 g. leaven
    300 g. plus 20 g. room-temperature water
    500 g. all-purpose flour
    20 g. kosher salt
    2 cups, plus 1 cup coarsely crushed Doritos

    Watch the dorito bread video here.

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  • 10 ways to reinvent Thanksgiving

    Julia Kramer

    No disrespect to Mom's stuffing, but what if this year you were to introduce a few twists to your Thanksgiving? Maybe add some duck fat. Dabble with "Friendsgiving." Even spice up your bird. Tradition can evolve. Just don't lose the mashed potatoes.

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  • Beer in Your Chocolate Cake is Magic

    Danielle Walsh

    Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Chocolate FrostingChocolate Stout Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting

    Chocolate cake is good on its own. Duh. We'd take a slice of standard, run-of-the-mill chocolate birthday cake any day. But sometimes you have to turn up the volume on simple delights like this one. And in this case, we're pouring two of our favorite drinks into the batter: Beer and coffee. Well, stout and strong coffee, to be exact. This rich, dark chocolate cake is definitely not for the faint of heart, with its deep, roasty notes from both of the brewed beverages. And don't even think about skipping the espresso-spiked chocolate frosting. As for drink pairing? Ditch the milk. Beer or coffee will do.

    CHOCOLATE STOUT LAYER CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE FROSTING
    Recipe by Bruce Aidells

    Ingredients
    Cake:
    3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
    1 1/4 cups plus
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 large eggs, separated
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  • Believe It: Mayonnaise is the Secret to a Better Cake

    Jasmin Sun

    Chocolat-Caramel Cake with Sea SaltChocolat-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

    There are some desserts in the world that we'll always have room for, come cheesy gut bomb or 20-course tasting menu. One such dessert is chocolate cake. Because of this, we're always looking for ways to make our chocolate cakes more moist, more chocolatey, and just more… better. This recipe definitely gets the job done. The secret to this super-moist cake? Good old mayonnaise. We know what you're probably thinking, but trust us, it totally works. Mayo is really just eggs and oil mixed together, so adding some to the batter doesn't actually affect the cake's chocolate flavor. All it does it make everything extra moist, which is pretty cool. See, we're not insane after all. Well, except maybe that time we tried to eat this after finishing a whole pizza.

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    CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL CAKE WITH SEA SALT
    Recipe by Sportello, Boston

    Ingredients
    Cake:
    Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    2¼ cups all-purpose flour
    ¾ cup natural unsweetened
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  • How to Make a Peanut Butter Cup the Size of a Pizza

    Joanna Sciarrino

    Peanut Butter Cup PiePeanut Butter Cup Pie

    It will come as no surprise to reveal we're Big Fans of peanut butter cups. We like them so much we ate a
    whole bunch to find out which brand is the best. But for serious peanut-butter-and-chocolate enthusiasts, this giant "peanut butter cup" is what you need. A chocolate cookie crust actually makes it more a cross between a candy and a pie, but technicalities aside, this ridiculously-easy-to-make treat will satisfy a serious craving and make a lot of people happy.

    INGREDIENTS

    Chocolate Crust
    1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer cookies, finely ground
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

    Peanut Butter Filling
    1 cup creamy, unsalted peanut butter
    1/2 cup honey or confectioners sugar, depending on your preference
    1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

    Topping
    1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips, melted

    Special Equipment
    9-inch fluted tart pan with removable base

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  • Scary Good and Scary Easy, a Pasta for Halloween Night

    Audrey Bruno

    Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato SauceBucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce
    Hallelujah, the weekend is in sight, and you need a no-brainer dinner tonight. Quick Main Thursday has you covered.

    The day has come. You've been prepping for weeks: candy, costumes, more candy-you've got it all thought through. Wigs on, kids armed with pillowcases, you're about to head out the door when all of the sudden you hear: GRRRR. While that growling could be coming from the guy in the werewolf costume on your porch, it's probably your stomach. Candy is dandy, but substantial it ain't. You need something filling to get you through the tricking and the treating, and since this is Halloween it might as well be scary, right? Or, like, scary good. Or-even better-scary easy. Two words: Butter. Roasted. This rich tomato sauce requires little work: mix canned tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, butter, and red pepper flakes, and toss it all in the oven. You'll have time to complete your perfect zombie look when it's roasting. And when you're done, it's done. One more

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  • Use Your Jack-o'-Lanterns to Make Pumpkin Seed Brittle

    Alison Roman

    Pumpkin seed brittlePumpkin seed brittle

    INGREDIENTS

    Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    1 cup sugar
    ½ cup light corn syrup
    1 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    ¾ teaspoon baking soda
    ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt

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    PREPARATION

    SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: A candy thermometer

    Spray a parchment-lined baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside. Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 3 Tbsp. water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Fit saucepan with thermometer and cook until thermometer registers 290°, 3-4 minutes. Stir in pumpkin seeds, butter, and kosher salt and cook, stirring often, until pale brown and thermometer registers 305°, 3-4 minutes. Stir in baking soda and cinnamon (mixture will bubble vigorously), then immediately pour caramel onto prepared sheet. Using a heatproof spatula, quickly spread out and sprinkle with sea salt; let cool.

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  • 7 Haunted Restaurants Around the World

    Christopher Michel

    You're out for an intimate dinner someplace new-a friend of a friend recommended it-enjoying your meal and the oddly quaint atmosphere, when suddenly a chill runs down your spine. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Is it from the ash-crusted venison with dried cherry reduction, or the ashen-faced waiter with the eerie demeanor? The Zinfandel seemed spookily ethereal, but was the sommelier just a little bit…transparent? Has the waiter been unusually reserved, or has no one else spoken? And wasn't this place, way out at the edge of town, nothing but a burned-out building just a few days ago? It's possible that you're not just seeing things, but the restaurant itself is…. [scary music] HAUNTED! If you're eating at one of these restaurants, that's certainly the case. But be warned! Some hauntings are friendlier than others.

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  • Halloween Candy and Beer: 5 Spookily Perfect Pairings

    Lucy Burningham

    Everyone knows a fun-size Snickers bar is pretty damn perfect on its own. But like so many things, it tastes 5,000 times better with beer. If you can't keep your hands out of the candy bowl, go full tilt by pairing classic Halloween candies with the perfect craft beers. No, not the can of High Life that's been stuck in the back of the fridge since January. The right beer. We came up with these pairings, but only you can figure out the right candy-to-pint ratio.

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  • 6 Awesome Halloween Chef Costumes, from Guy to Mario to Julia

    Rachel Johnson

    In the height of the celebrity chef craze and with Halloween closing in, it's time to turn to the professional kitchen for costume inspiration. Here are the essentials to emulate (or make fun of?) your favorite food personality-and you know that when people recognize your costume, you've made a foodie friend for life.

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