September 23, 2009 |
Dear SOS: Many lemon bars are either too sweet or much too tangy. Euro Pane's is just the perfect combination. The base is crumbly yet firm. They also serve really large portions. I always love picking up a couple and putting them in the fridge. They taste so much better cold, well at least for me. There have been many times when these bars run out, so I always have to call to make sure they can set aside a couple. I'm sure this bar will become a staple in dessert menus in many homes.
January 30, 2008 |
Dear SOS: A friend of mine absolutely loves the lemon bars from Joan's on Third. Any chance of getting the recipe? Thanks! Linda West , Glendale Dear Linda: It's easy to fall in love with the lemon bars at Joan's on Third -- all lined up in the glass bakery case, prettily dusted with sugar. A recipe for lemon bars with the right balance of tart and sweet isn't so easy to come by. But these are both sweet and citrusy-bright, with fresh lemon curd over a rich shortbread crust.
February 19, 2014 |
Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey determined that the famed national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated. In fact, researchers say, the escaping helium -- about 60 tons per year -- is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.
February 9, 2013 |
So often when people plan Valentine's Day dinners, they want to finish with a big, elaborate dessert. I prefer to go in a different direction. To me, nothing expresses love better than a simple dish that is taken to a new level because you've taken extra care in its making. A perfect example is the very simple custard tart called Pomme d'Amour that is made by Knead Patisserie in San Francisco. Technically, I suppose this should be called a croustade d'oeuf, since it's nothing more than a custard baked in a crust, but I like Knead's version enough to call it by its name.
March 24, 2012 |
Dear SOS: We were hosted by our good friends for our 50 t h anniversary for dinner at Morton's Steakhouse . We were served smoked salmon pizza as an appetizer. Could you manage to get the recipe? Sylvia Nureddine Ontario Dear Sylvia: Morton's was happy to share its recipe for smoked salmon pizza, which we've adapted below. Morton's smoked salmon pizza Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from Morton's Steakhouse 1 (12-inch)
July 22, 2010 |
A couple of weeks ago, I was out on the road in Northern California, heading southeast from Sacramento on Highway 16 toward the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It's a beautiful drive, and on that blistering summer day I might have noticed the massive old oaks dotting the rolling hills or the occasional solitary weathered barn as the highway shimmered in the heat up ahead. But I was on a mission. I hung a right onto Highway 49, heading toward the heart of California's Gold Country.
September 9, 2010 |
Dear SOS: San Diego's best bakery, Bread & Cie, makes a fab bar called a paradise bar. Chewy, caramely, what I would want for my last dessert. Please get the recipe for me! Tim Cashen San Diego Dear Tim: Bread & Cie was happy to provide the recipe for its paradise bar, which combine pecans and coconut in a sweet topping that is baked over a rich shortbread-like crust. They're sure to brighten any day, no matter where you are. Paradise bars Total time: About 1 1/2 hours Servings: 12 to 16 Note: Adapted from Bread & Cie Crust 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks)
June 25, 1997
After seeing the movie "Big Night," I looked for a recipe for timpano but never found one--until yours ("Bake the Drum Slowly" [Timpano di Maccheroni al Ragu], Oct. 17, 1996, by Russ Parsons). After reading the article and seeing what was involved, I thought I'd never try it--but now I have. On Mother's Day, I thought I would surprise my mother since this is truly a gift of love--at least I think so, considering what it took to get it on the table. I began the morning before. Shopping wasn't a problem, and I followed the recipes for each component, each of which I would certainly do again.
July 2, 1992
Thank you for the survey of quick pizzas (The Pizza Challenge, June 11). But I've got one to challenge your best homemade pizza. It's similar to the Boboli idea, which is a good one, but needs some help. (I've tried a couple of Boboli crusts, but the flavor puts me off, perhaps somewhat like some of your tasters didn't like the Pillsbury crust.) I make focaccia, which is an easy item to do ahead and keep in the freezer. Often I'll bake a stack of focaccia at one time. You can modify the softness or crispness of the crust by increasing or decreasing the baking time.