| Jan 14, 2009
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Note: This recipe, inspired by the original 1841 recipe, was reconfigured by test kitchen manager Noelle Carter to follow a more reliable modern method for making poundcake while still honoring the flavors of the...
| Aug 13, 2008
Dear SOS: Is it possible to find the recipe for Clementine's banana cake with frosting?
It is moist but not too dense. It almost tastes like banana bread with frosting, but every time I try it that way it comes out like a brick with mortar. Thanks.
| May 27, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Adapted from "Rustic Fruit Desserts" by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson.
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter, cubed,...
| Aug 20, 2008
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 (makes 16 pancakes)
Note: Adapted from BLD. The restaurant recommends using a dryer ricotta with large curds such as Gioia (a wet ricotta will make the batter grainy).
3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
| Aug 27, 2008
Jacqueline Kennedy's waffles
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: Adapted from "Many Happy Returns: The Democrat's Cook Book, or How to Cook a G.O.P. Goose," compiled and edited by Ethel Longstreet & Olga Marcus.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
| Sep 24, 2008
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: To make lemon honey, combine one-fourth cup honey with one-half teaspoon lemon zest in a small saucepan. Steep the honey for several minutes over low heat and strain before using. Spanish chocolate is...
| Oct 1, 2008
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Note: Adapted from "Cardamom and Lime: Recipes From the Arabian Gulf," by Sarah al-Hamad. She writes, "This is the Arabian version of sponge cake, perfumed with the evocative scents of the East and...
| Mar 19, 2008
Total time: 45 minutes plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 5 1/2 dozen small pancakes
Note: Kamut flour is available at Whole Foods stores and select health food markets.
4 large leeks, white parts only, washed and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
| Oct 7, 2008
| 2:36 PM
Dear SOS: Now that Hans Röckenwagner is no longer making ginger scones for sale, perhaps he will share the recipe. I really miss them.
Dear LaVonne: We're happy to say that we got the recipe for these fluffy scones --...
| Oct 28, 2008
| 1:31 PM
My newest favorite Santa Monica restaurant is Rustic Canyon. The pastry chef, Zoe Nathan, has created the yummiest dessert ever, cranberry orange cornmeal cake served with an elegant scoop of homemade ice cream.
I am a baker myself, so I know a...
| Oct 31, 2008
| 10:58 AM
One: Who knew both rosemary and thyme were so distinctly fantastic for baking? And two: Who knew rosemary and thyme were so easily interchangeable in all those cookies, crisps, cobblers, even flan?
Put a batch of rosemary or thyme cookies in the oven,...