Leek Soup

Leek Soup 4-6 potatoes 3-4 shallots olive oil chicken stock Directions Peel and slice potatoes, about 4-6.  Chop up a few shallots in the food processor. In a large soup pot, put the chopped shallots and some olive oil, just enough to cover most of the bottom of the pot.  Stir and add the sliced […]

Tomato Onion Crostata

Tomato Onion Crostata baby tomatoes 2-3 onions 1.25 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 stick butter 1/8-1/4 ice water depending texture Directions Slice in half cherry tomatoes, lay on paper towel and sprinkle with salt. Let rest for one hour. Rinse after to get off salt. Now make the dough. Mix the […]

rachel rolls

rachel rolls 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) yeast 1.5 cup warm water 3 cups flour (white + whole wheat) 1/2 teaspoon salt various seeds directions dissolve yeast in warm water with pinch of sugar and wait for foam. stir gently with spoon put under lamp for 5 minutes and wait for burst of yeast to […]

Ravioli Filling

Ravioli Filling 2.5 cups of ricotta 1/2 cup of Parmesan 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons lemon juice Directions Put towel on baking sheet. Spread ricotta over surface. Sit for 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and add the Parmesan, nutmeg and lemon juice. Sautéed onion and garlic in olive oil, add the washed spinach only after […]

Pasta

Pasta 2 whole eggs 4 yolks 2 cups of flour (maybe a little less) a small pinch of salt Directions Mix everything together. Knead for 10 minutes. Rest for 30 minutes. Cook for a minute and a half in boiling water. Put salt in the water. For ravioli, get the machine up to #7 Adapted […]

Focaccia

Max’s Focaccia 6g // 12g yeast 5g // 10g sugar 4.25oz // 8.5oz warm water 25g // 50g olive oil 200g // 400g flour 2.5g // 5g salt Directions Dissolve 12 grams of yeast and 10 grams of sugar in 8.5 oz of warm water. Stir in 50 grams of olive oil. Put it all, […]

Challah

Challah 3 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 tablespoon (13 grams) granulated sugar 1 3/4 cups (412ml) lukewarm water 1/2 cup (118 ml) olive or vegetable oil 5 large eggs 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar 1 tablespoon (14 grams) table salt 8 to 8 1/2 cups (1000 to 1063 grams) all-purpose flour Directions In […]

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons 4 large egg whites 1 1/4 cups (250g) sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon honey 2 1/2 cups (200g) unsweetened shredded coconut (see note) 1/4 cup (35g) flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste Directions In a large skillet or wide saucepan, mix together the egg whites, sugar, salt, and honey. […]

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake Filling 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1 cup walnuts (chopped) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Dough 1 teaspoon baking soda 2.5 cups cake flour (300g) 2 sticks butter 1 cup (200g) sugar 3 eggs 1/2 pint sour cream OR 8oz plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice Directions Sift baking soda and flour. Cream the butter and […]

Chocolate Sorbet

Chocolate Sorbet 1.5 cups (12oz) water 130 g sugar 75 g cocoa pinch of salt ~~~ 170 grams of bittersweet chocolate (broken to bits) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup (177ml) water pinch of salt Directions Bring to a boil and whisk while heating. Let it boil for 45 seconds. Keep whisking while you’re boiling. […]

Eric Snorkel Cookies

Eric Snorkel Cookies 4 cups all-purpose flour (+additional for rolling) 4 extra-large eggs (3 for batter, 1 for decoration) 8 tablespoons of butter at room temperature 3 ½ teaspoons of baking powder The grated peel of 1 large lemon 1 cup of sugar ¼ cup of whole milk 7 tablespoons of apricot jam 7 tablespoons of semisweet chocolate chips […]

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1½ sticks (¾ cup) unsalted butter softened 1 cup (200g) sugar 1 large egg ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup (50g) Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 10 ½ oz fine quality bittersweet chocolate, melted Directions Whisk together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, […]

Fruit Tatin

Fruit Tatin 1 egg 1 cup (128g) AP flour sifted 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1/4 cup (60g) milk lemon zest from one or two lemons 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup melted butter (salted or unsalted) 2 cups of blueberries or sliced peaches some sugar and cinnamon for mixing with fruit Directions Mix batter in […]

Lemon Glazed Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies 330 g flour 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda a little lemon zest 1.5 sticks of softened butter 300 g sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 160 g buttermilk Directions Mix everything together. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice for glaze.

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet 2 1/2 cups (591ml) water 1/3 cup (66g) sugar zest of 1 lemon 2 lemons worth of juice Directions In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of the water and the sugar. Grate the zest of 1 lemon directly into the sauce. Heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the […]

Chocolate Babka Buns

Chocolate Babka Buns           Dough 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk, preferably whole 1/4 cup (50 grams) plus a pinch of granulated sugar 4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 large egg, brought to room temperature 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface 1/2 teaspoon table salt 3 tablespoons […]

Madeleines

Madeleines 3 eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 cup butter zest of lemon or two 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup (128g) AP flour Directions Melt the butter. While it’s melting, mix eggs with both sugars for about five minutes. Add vanilla extract […]

Marshmallows

Marshmallows 2.5 tablespoons gelatin 1/3 cup (100g) corn syrup 2 cups (400g) of sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (65g) corn starch 1/2 cup (65g) confectioners’ sugar 2 tbs vanilla extract Directions In a KitchenAid mixing bowl, stir 2.5 tablespoons gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Let rest for 15 minutes. In a pot on […]

Caramels

Caramels 1 vanilla bean 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt (I usually just add a pinch) ~~~ 1/4 cup (59 ml) water 1 1/3 cup (266g) sugar 1/4 cup (75g) corn syrup (I use Karo) Directions Take a square pan, say 8 or 9 inches on the sides, and […]

Orange Poppyseed Cake

Orange Poppyseed Cake 1 stick of butter 1.5 cups (300g) granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 cups (240g) flour 2.5 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup (6oz) milk 1/2 cup (63g) poppy seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract zest of 2 oranges Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. […]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread 3-4 bananas 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup flour (all purpose) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick of butter Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sift 160g flour and teaspoon of baking soda together at least three times. You can add a speck of salt if you want. I usually don’t. […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies 4oz of butter 120 ml of crunchy peanut butter 107 grams of light brown sugar 75 grams of granulated sugar 1 egg 192g flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 70g of roasted peanuts Directions Preheat oven to 350°F; line baking sheet with parchment. Beat 4oz of butter until creamy […]

Brownies

Brownies 230 grams of sugar 115 grams cocoa (Dorval dutch processed unsweetened) 1 stick butter (salted or unsalted) 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon of salt (I might add a pinch but often none at all) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 65 grams AP flour 65 grams walnuts, chopped up (optional) 325 degrees 30 min Directions Preheat the […]

Angel Food Cake

Ingredients 1 cup sifted cake flour 1 ½ cups superfine granulated sugar 1 ¼ cups egg whites (10 to 12) at room temperature 1 ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar ¼ teaspoon salt (usually excluded) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  ¼ teaspoon almond extract Do not make on humid day Directions Preheat the oven to 325°F. Sift […]

Almond Cornbread

This is a lovely dessert, which is far more flavorful than your average cornbread. The amount of butter varies in this, I’ve made it with the original 2 sticks (very buttery), and 1 stick (dry), and have settled on middle ground. Feel free to play around with it. Also, I like to eat it with […]

Biscotti

Almond Biscotti 150 g flour 120 g sugar 4 g baking powder lemon peel 1 egg 5 ml milk (probably more, look up photos for proper texture) like maybe a tablespoon of almond extract 100 g almonds Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix everything together. Bake for thirty minutes, in small logs. Take out […]

Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit 2 cups all purpose flour 5 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 1 1/2- inch-high sides; dust […]

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How long can I freeze heavy cream?

According to OurEverydayLife, “Heavy cream is good for three to four months frozen at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or less.” Note: Once heavy cream has defrosted, you will not be able to make whipped cream from it because jagged crystals can develop during the freezing process that may pierce fat globules. If you intend to make […]