Recipes

Almost No-Knead Sourdough BreadFromComfort Classics
For an easy bread recipe that allowed us to put our Sourdough Starter into action, we developed a sourdough version of our...
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down CakeFromSummer Dinner Party
The underrated pear makes for a more refined version of this simple cake—if you know just how to treat it.
Classic Chewy Oatmeal CookiesFromAutumn Desserts
Knowingly or not, most folks use the cookie recipe from the Quaker canister. We wanted a cookie that was chewier, moister,...
Ultranutty Pecan BarsFromAutumn Desserts
By banishing the custard filling in favor of a topping that emphasizes the pecan’s nutty richness, we made this bar cookie...
Baked AlaskaFromBaked Alaska Showstopper
The classic cake, ice cream, and meringue combo is a science experiment you can eat. Our modern, less-sweet version is on...
Lemon Posset with BerriesFromRefreshing Desserts
This classic English specialty transforms cream, sugar, and lemon into a lush pudding with clear citrus flavor. It’s the e...
Ginger Frozen YogurtFromRefreshing Desserts
In most homemade fro yo, tangy taste and a creamy, smooth texture are mutually exclusive. We wanted both qualities in the ...
Sticky BunsFromThe Ultimate Sticky Buns
Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping that threatens your dental work. We wanted a...
Really Good Garlic BreadFromFlavorful Italian Favorites
How do you make the best version of this Italian-American classic? It’s a pressing issue.
SnickerdoodlesFromNew England Classics
With their crinkly tops, slightly tangy flavor, and liberal dusting of cinnamon sugar, chewy snickerdoodles are a New Engl...
Strawberry-Rhubarb PieFromRevolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts
Because strawberries and rhubarb both contain loads of moisture, avoiding a mushy, soupy pie requires a clear strategy.
Cherry ClafoutiFromRevolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts
This baked French custard studded with fresh fruit would be a simple and satisfying dessert—if we could nail its finicky t...
Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and PistachiosFromPork and Pears
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Chocolate-Caramel Layer CakeFromChocolate-Caramel Layer Cake
The cake and frosting we weren’t worried about. But a caramel filling that was complex in flavor and spreadable, yet thic...
Foolproof New York CheesecakeFromNew York Natives
Our recipe produced lush texture and a beautiful brown top—but not for everyone. To solve this mystery, we had to delve in...
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