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 […]


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 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 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 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 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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]