Top 12 recipes of 1985:

  • Recipe: Royal Sonesta Double Chocolate Cake

    Recipe: Royal Sonesta Double Chocolate Cake

      1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 4 eggs Orange-flavored liqueur Ganache Cream together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Stir...

  • Recipe: Chianti Pesto

    Recipe: Chianti Pesto

      3/4 teaspoon rock salt 1 ounce pine nuts 1 ounce garlic 3 ounces small basil leaves 3/4 ounce grated Pecorino cheese 1 1/4 ounces grated Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Using marble mortar and wooden pestal, mash together rock salt, pine nuts and garlic. Blend...

  • Recipe: Winery's Oatmeal-Coconut Muffins

    Recipe: Winery's Oatmeal-Coconut Muffins

      1 cup rolled oats 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup sifted flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup melted shortening or oil 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1 egg 3/4 cup shredded coconut Strawberry preserves Combine oats and buttermilk in bowl. Let soak at least...

  • Recipe: Evan Kleiman's Arista

    Recipe: Evan Kleiman's Arista

      6 cloves garlic, minced 1 to 2 tablespoons fennel seeds 1 teaspoon coarse salt Freshly ground pepper 1 (7-pound) boneless pork rib roast Fruity olive oil Make paste of minced garlic, fennel seeds, salt and pepper to taste with mortar and pestle or mash with side of chef's knife. Unroll roast,...

  • Recipe: Mexican Joe's Nachos

    Recipe: Mexican Joe's Nachos

      4 corn tortillas Oil for deep-frying 1/2 cup refried beans 1 1/2 cups shredded Chihuahua or Jack cheese Guacamole Sour cream 1 small tomato, seeded and diced Green Sauce Red Sauce Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges. Deep-fry wedges until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Paint each wedge with about...

  • Recipe: Cafe Beaujolais' Buttermilk-Cinnamon Coffeecake

    Recipe: Cafe Beaujolais' Buttermilk-Cinnamon Coffeecake

    2 1/4 cups flour 1 cup brown sugar, packed 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 cup corn oil 1 cup sliced almonds 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk Mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon...

  • Recipe: Adriana Pacifici's Turkey Roll

    Recipe: Adriana Pacifici's Turkey Roll

      1 whole turkey breast, boned 3 cloves garlic, cut in halves Salt, pepper 6 slices prosciutto or cooked ham 4 eggs 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Butter or margarine 6 slices mortadella Fresh rosemary sprigs or dried rosemary leaves 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup wine 1 onion, sliced 1 shallot, sliced...

  • Recipe: Gelson's Vegetable Chili

    Recipe: Gelson's Vegetable Chili

      1/2 cup dry kidney beans 1/4 cup bulgur 1/2 cup olive oil 1 small red onion, cubed 1 small sweet white onion, cubed 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic 1/2 cup cubed celery 1/2 cup cubed carrots 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 teaspoons chopped fresh basil...

  • Recipe: RG's Chocolate-Pecan-Toffee Mousse Tart

    Recipe: RG's Chocolate-Pecan-Toffee Mousse Tart

      2 cups chopped pecans 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons water 14 ounces semisweet chocolate 2 tablespoons oil 2 cups whipping cream Whipped cream, optional Whole pecan halves, optional Toffee Sauce Grind pecans in food processor until fine. Melt butter in saucepan. Add sugar...

  • Recipe: La Parrilla's Fajitas

    Recipe: La Parrilla's Fajitas

      1 to 1 1/4 pounds skirt steak or rib eye steak 1 (8-ounce) bottle Italian dressing 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch squares Oil 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 2 poblano chiles, cut into strips 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices 5 plum tomatoes, quartered 4 yellow chiles...

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