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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...
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...
Strawberry-Rhubarb PieFromRevolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts
Because strawberries and rhubarb both contain loads of moisture, avoiding a mushy, soupy pie requires a clear strategy.
New York BagelsFromNew York Natives
It doesn’t get any better than the crackly-crisp shell, tender chew, and subtle malty flavor of a New York bagel. So what ...
Raspberry CharlotteFromFrench Bistro Favorites
Cake surrounding creamy fruit mousse promises the best of old-world elegance. But it doesn’t matter how gorgeous it looks ...
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...
Chocolate Crinkle CookiesFromSweet on Custard and Cookies
These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The problem is, most are neither chocolaty no...
French Apple TartFromClassic Fare with Flair
Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they don’t matter if the dessert falls apart whe...
Perfect Latin FlanFromSweet on Custard and Cookies
This cousin to crème caramel boasts a denser, sweeter profile and rich toffee-like flavor. Too bad its star ingredient ca...
Authentic Baguettes at HomeFromBaguettes at Home
Most American baguettes are doughy and pale, and the recipes we found weren’t much better. To get it right, we went to Par...
Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and PistachiosFromPork and Pears
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Cream Cheese BrowniesFromComfort Food Revisited
Everyone loves a rich brownie. Tangy cheesecake is a slam dunk. It’s too bad that when they’re combined, you wind up with ...
Zucchini BreadFromLet's Make Bread
What should be a light, moist snack is often a dense, greasy disappointment. Could we lighten the loaf?
Strawberry Mousse with Frozen Strawberries
Here’s a juicy problem: how to get a creamy mousse with bright, concentrated fruit flavor out of bland, watery supermarket...
Lemon Whipped Cream
We put a twist on the usual sweetened whipped cream by adding some lemon juice and zest.
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