Posts Tagged ‘nuts’

Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

March 13th, 2017

Those of you who know me will know that I LOVE the carb-y goodness of wheat products. Bread, pasta, cake… I am a glutton for all things with gluten. Once in a while, though, I come across a recipe that satisfies my cravings without requiring a dip into the flour bin. Delicate, crispy and gluten […]

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Dark Chocolate, Brown Butter & Pistachio Cookies with Sea Salt

August 29th, 2013

It took me a few tries to get to my ideal cookie. I like them chewy on the inside, with a slightly crispy edge – and they should be thin-ish, not thick and cakey. These have the perfect balance of thickness and chewiness, sugar and salt – and the browned butter adds a slightly nutty […]

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Chilled Champagne-Vanilla Sabayon with Roasted Red Grapes and Almond Tuiles

February 22nd, 2013

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned from many years of experience in eating, it’s this: Always save room for dessert. Some partake only when celebrating an occasion, but I say – why wait for the big stuff? Simply doing pleasurable things is occasion enough, and when it comes to this dessert, every bite of velvety, […]

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Saffron, Currant & Pistachio Braid

December 15th, 2012

In the package I received from Marx Foods was a sampler of their Iranian saffron. Did I mention before that these guys are generous? For those unfamiliar, saffron is the stigma of the crocus sativus and is the most expensive spice in the world by weight, given that it must be harvested by hand, and […]

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Coffee Almond Ice Cream

July 18th, 2012

Good morning world, I’m ready for you. It may be disgustingly hot out – bad weather for a hot coffee – but I’ve had my caffeine fix, and what a fix it is. Ice cream in the morning? That’s nothing – I’ve been known to eat ice cream in the dead of winter, dressed in […]

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Meringue Squares Two Ways

April 14th, 2012

I thought, since I’m Asian, that the curse of Friday the 13th did not apply to me. Little did I know that the 14th, an unlucky number in Chinese culture, was sneaking up from behind to attack. Somewhere between 12:30 and 2:30 am, my purse and phone were stolen from a club. And today has […]

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Candied Kumquat Ice Cream with Crushed Salted Pistachios & Dark Chocolate

January 22nd, 2012

Kumquats are the grape-sized runts of the citrus litter and an eccentric fruit, for, lacking much but bitter seeds on the inside, it’s the sweet, citrusy-astringent skin that is meant to be eaten. Despite the absence of tasty flesh, their irresistibly miniature stature ensures that whenever I see them, I cannot avoid picking some up, […]

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Buckwheat Honey Semifreddo with Salted Pistachio Praline

May 20th, 2011

In continuation to yesterday’s honey bee post, here’s a simple frozen dessert recipe that requires no churning, scraping, or fussing over while it freezes, and features the natural sweetener that only our apian friends can provide us. I love buckwheat honey for its complex, earthy taste, and paired it with salted pistachios to contrast with […]

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Almond Graham Tuiles

March 28th, 2011

Hello again! I hope you’ve all had a marvelous weekend. Did you notice the little tuiles in my previous post? They were delicious and addictive, and so very easy to make. For this recipe you’ll need a mini food processor at hand. I bought mine a few months ago and it has quickly become one […]

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