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  • Recipe: Shakshuka

    Recipe: Shakshuka

    Shakshuka Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi. Muscovado sugar can be found at cooking and baking supply stores as well as at select gourmet markets, and is widely available online. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 3/4 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil 1 large...

  • Recipe: English muffins

    Recipe: English muffins

    English muffins Total time: 50 minutes, plus overnight proofing and rising times Servings: Makes 1 dozen muffins Note: This recipe calls for instant yeast or rapid-rise. The recipe calls for a stand mixer; the muffins can also be mixed by hand, though extra flour may be needed when kneading the dough...

  • Culinary SOS: House of Bread's berry bars

    Culinary SOS: House of Bread's berry bars

    Dear SOS: I recently moved from San Luis Obispo to Denver. I miss the berry bars at House of Bread in San Luis; they were my favorite breakfast after a run or before class, and they were even my last meal before commencing the 18-hour drive from SLO to Denver! I'd love the recipe so I can have...

  • Culinary SOS: Highland Bakery's sweet potato pancakes with brown sugar butter sauce

    Culinary SOS: Highland Bakery's sweet potato pancakes with brown sugar butter sauce

    Dear SOS: I was recently in Atlanta visiting a friend. She took me to Highland Bakery, where I had the most delicious sweet potato pancakes. Can you please try to get the recipe? Thank you so much. Stacy Wawerchak Redondo Beach Dear Stacy: Fresh off the griddle, these warm and tempting sweet potato...

  • Recipe: Quark crepes with fresh strawberries

    Recipe: Quark crepes with fresh strawberries

      Total time: 1 hour Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from a recipe in "Neue Cuisine: The Elegant Tastes of Vienna" by Kurt Gutenbrunner. He calls for a nonstick pan, though a classic crepe pan works well too. The unfilled crepes can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days. 1 pound...

  • Recipe: Quark tart with asparagus

    Recipe: Quark tart with asparagus

      Total time: 1½ hours Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from a recipe in "The New German Cookbook" by Jean Anderson and Hedy Würz. 3/4 pound asparagus, trimmed of tough ends 1/4 pound double-smoked slab bacon, cut into ¼-inch cubes (about 1 cup bacon cubes) 3 leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 2/3...

  • Recipe: Omelet

    Recipe: Omelet

    Omelet Total time: About 15 minutes Servings: 1 2 to 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon crème fraîche Kosher salt, to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs (optional) 1. Put the eggs in a blender and blend just until completely smooth. 2. Heat a high-quality...

  • Recipe: Oatmeal pancakes

    Recipe: Oatmeal pancakes

    Oatmeal pancakes Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Based on an idea from the Minnesota Nice Cafe in Bemidji, Minn., and a recipe in the 1943 "Joy of Cooking." 1 1/3 cups rolled oats (4.25 ounces) 1 cup flour (4.25 ounces) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon...

  • Recipe: Frangipane filling for pop tarts

    Recipe: Frangipane filling for pop tarts

      Fragipane filling for pop tarts Total time: 5 minutes Servings: Makes about 1 cup, or enough for 8 pop tarts Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish....

  • Culinary SOS: Pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co. in New York

    Culinary SOS: Pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co. in New York

    Dear SOS: On a business trip to New York City a few years ago, I had the best pancakes of my life at the Clinton Street Baking Co. I've been on a quest ever since to find some that taste as delicious, but so far nothing has matched the flavor of those transcendental pancakes. As I live in Long...

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