Orange, Earl Grey, and Matcha

Madeleines are cookies that most folks find impressive but are secretly really easy to make. They are also among my favorite cookies. Of these three recipes, the orange are my favorite! Preheat oven to 375. With a mixer, beat together one egg, 2 teaspoons milk, 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, and a pinch…

Fancy Dessert Can Still Taste Like Childhood

There’s no way to describe Panna Cotta except as milk jello. And that is not appetizing to people, apparently. This, however, tastes exactly like childhood. I used my favorite childhood cereal and regret nothing. Graham is eagerly awaiting a version that uses Blueberry Toast Crunch. The process is the same no matter which cereal you use….

Mango-a-go-goes with Lime

I often find that graham cracker crusts are a bit heavily flavored for me and then pies have to be sweeter to hold their own. Plus, the idea of a citrus fruit with shortbread makes me think of Scottish lemon curd on shortbread, which I love together. This tart is my answer to a cheesecake,…

Apricot Scones

Scones are one of those things that feel intimidating and fancy, but really shouldn’t. They come together quite easily and are pretty versatile. In a large bowl, combine 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour with 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cardamom, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup cubed cold salted butter. Mix together…

Bruleed Grapefruit

Cut the ends off a fresh grapefruit and then cut in half. You’ve cut the ends off so that when you wield a torch at it, it doesn’t wobble and you don’t light your house on fire. Hopefully. Place grapefruits fruit side down on paper towels for ten minutes. For some extra flavor, sprinkle a…

Pudding, Three Ways

I was only lucky enough to cook with Buzzy once, but I made sure to pay close attention when he taught me Graham’s family recipe for dessert. We made the vanilla that evening and used it to top some fresh banana slices. Graham and I make ours slightly differently, substituting vanilla almond milk in lieu…

Blueberry Banana Bread

Banana bread is a perennial favorite in our house; we like to add blueberries for an extra burst of flavor! It’s a great way to use bananas that are a little browner than your liking. All that mushy banana helps the bread stay moist! Preheat your oven to 350. Cream together 1/2 cup salted butter…