Category Archives: Sweets

Recipe: Three-Way Strawberry Shortcake

I whipped this up for a promotion sponsored by Driscoll’s. It features home-made buttermilk biscuits and three different preparations of strawberries: quick-pickled, macerated and fresh. 12 servings. Ingredients: For the biscuits: 2 c unbleached all purpose flour (I use King … Continue reading

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Biscotti with Chipotle Chili

First of my 3 holiday bakes. Adapted from davidg618’s recipe which appeared on the wonderful baker blog, The Fresh Loaf. Ingredients: 1/2 c (one stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 c sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 c cocoa powder (Hershey’s … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ice Cream with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Try this right now: first, get yourself a couple of scoops of your favorite simple-flavor ice cream. (I used black raspberry.) Drizzle on a bit of good, fruity olive oil. Now sprinkle on a bit of sea salt. Eat and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fennel Pollen Shortbread

Third of my 3 holiday bakes. Buttery, salty, with a complex taste from the fennel pollen. Adapted from this recipe which in turn attributes it to Kir Jensen, operator of a Portland food truck. Ingredients: 2 c all purpose flour 1/4 c … Continue reading

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Recipe: Christina Tosi’s Corn Cookies

Second of my 3 holiday bakes. The lively Christina Tosi, pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar, has generously shared the recipe for her should-be-illegal corn cookies. (I suspect she actually uses even more butter than this, however.) Freeze dried corn … Continue reading

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Recipe: Easy Caramel Flan

Everybody’s favorite Mexican-style flan is the same recipe found on the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk website. Just be sure to have everything ready before you start with the sugar because that’s the tricky part. 8 servings. Ingredients: 3/4 c sugar 4 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sarah Willis Chocolate Cake

Sarah Willis is a Niman Ranch pig farmer in Thornton, IA. She contributed this recipe for a farmers’ cookbook we were working on that hopefully will be published one day soon. Her grandmother first got it from the radio and … Continue reading

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