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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Bet you never buy caramel sauce again. Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Author: Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker Serves: 2 cups Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 12 tablespoons unsalted...

Fresh Berry Tart

I have a confession to make. Yes,  I need to reveal this awkward, little secret, because anybody who's read both Fitzgerald and Philippa knows...

Crème Pâtissière

Crème Pâtissière (Custard Filling) Recipe Type: Dessert Author: Adapted from Julia Child Ingredients 1 cup sugar 5 egg yolks 1/2 cup flour 2 cups boiling milk 1 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla...

Julia Child’s Pie Crust (Páte Brisée Sucrée)

Julia Child's Pie Crust (Páte Brisée Sucrée) Author: Adapted from Julia Child For one 8-9 inch pastry shell. Ingredients 1 1/3 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons...

Fresh Apricot Pie

  It's apricot season! That means our love affair with with the fruit comes Stateside. Here's a version with only the simplest ingredients, basically fresh...

Coconut Bread Pudding

Oh my, we loved our dinner at Jacques-Imo's! Maybe because the restaurant is far from the Quarter and you don't feel like a tourist. Or...

Baking Powder Biscuits

Sometimes you wake up early. You're all alone in the kitchen with nothing to do and no one to talk to.  Then you realize...

Bourbon Lovers Mississippi Mud Cake

The Kee kids used to beg for Mississippi Mud Cake every birthday. Since their cousins did, too, we would eat this gooey, chocolate dessert...

New Orleans Gumbo | Ghanaian Okra Stew

Once our van headed east out of Ghana’s capital, Accra, towards Mafi Zongo, civilization as we knew it petered out fast. At first, we...

Bakewell Tart

After visiting Borough Market in London, we made a delicious discovery: the buttery, rich bakewell tart. Kin to the American lemon square, it has a...