| Jul 12, 2006
Total time: 10 minutes
12 medjool dates
4 teaspoons Point Reyes blue cheese
4 toasted, salted whole almonds
2 tablespoons goat cheese
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon powdered sugar plus additional for sprinkling on dates
| Jul 31, 2007
| 1:54 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes plus overnight refrigeration
Servings: 10 to 12
Note: From Alain Giraud. Published in an article by Leslie Brenner July 14, 2004. The dough is delicate and somewhat difficult to handle, but well worth the effort. It's...
| Feb 8, 2006
IN chocolate circles, it's often said that ganache reveals the true art of the chocolatier. Ganache, that creamy, silky, melt-in-your mouth blend of chocolate, cream and butter, is at the heart of many of the best artisan confections. And more and more...
| Dec 19, 2007
DURING the Christmas season, we bake. We bake rich, show-offy treats for big parties and once-a-year gatherings. But we also bake for the quiet moments, the times that will become treasured memories. And there's nothing better to offer with that early...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 1:35 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus rising and proofing time
Servings: 16 to 20 (8 to 10 per loaf)
Note: From Donna Deane.
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup dried currants
1 cup diced mixed candied citrus peel ( 1/4 -inch dice)
1/2 cup candied...
| Oct 24, 2012
Halloween at home with family and friends can be just as, well, boo-tiful as traipsing door to door in search of sweets.
Imagine your family's surprise if sweet little rats appear next to their breakfast bowls of oatmeal — or in their lunch boxes....
| Apr 27, 2009
| 6:01 PM
Dotted with crumbs and dripping with oil, the field of battle was left soiled and strewn with casualties -- cheese rinds, stale crusts, splatters of mustard -- a thousand miniature monuments to the epic struggle that had occurred Saturday afternoon at Los...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 6:18 PM
In late October, I drove up north to visit my daughter and her family in Santa Cruz. After lunching downtown one day, Dinah and I walked over to the Museum of Art and History. She led me to her favorite exhibit, which featured the daily life of Santa...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 8:59 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Pastry for 9-inch tart pan
1/2 pound blanched almonds
2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 tablespoon Oloroso or other sweet...
| Aug 28, 2009
Recipe: Fig frangipane tart August 26, 2009
Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Note: You can use the pastry of your choice or a commercially prepared pie crust.
Prepared pastry for a 9-inch pie pan
1/2 pound blanched and peeled almonds
| Feb 21, 2010
The glass case at Maria Grammatico's Pasticceria del Convento in the hilltop town of Erice displays treasures worthy of a Swiss bank.
Cannoli, filled with fresh ricotta, is just the best known variety. When you make a closer study, you discover a world...