September 22, 2011
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: The best way to make this dessert is with a mandoline or a very sharp knife, in order to slice the fruit as thinly as possible. It can be served on individual serving plates or from one large central plate. Use the fruit options given below for the carpaccio, or substitute with fruit that can be sliced thinly without falling apart, or any fruit that will make a lovely, colorful, contrasted plate. 2 ripe but firm peaches, cut into paper-thin slices 4 fresh figs, cut in quarters 1/2 pineapple, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 mango, cut into paper-thin slices 1 ripe but firm kiwi, peeled and cut into paper-thin slices 1 carambola (Chinese star fruit)
May 5, 2012
Total time: 50 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 8 Note: If you'd like to add any flavorings to your scones, it's best to add the flavorings after cutting in the butter and before stirring in the liquid. 3 cups (12¾ ounces) flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup cold buttermilk, milk or cream 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 teaspoons turbinado or coarse decorating sugar 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
May 25, 2013 |
Dear SOS: I read your articles every week, and I am finally writing to ask for a recipe, because my husband and I are crazy about the Bolognese sauce at Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach. Although this is a French restaurant, its sauce puts most Italian restaurants in the L.A. area to shame. I haven't been able to duplicate this one at home, so I need your help. Denni Kopelan Hermosa Beach Dear Denni: Cafe Pierre was happy to share its take on this thick, rich meat sauce.
April 16, 2014
Total time: about 10 minutes Servings: 2 sandwiches Note: Although a classic croque-monsieur is served with a sauce Mornay, this is a simpler version, with snipped fresh chives for garnish. This recipe assumes the use of an electric panini press. 4 slices white sourdough bread 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated or very thinly sliced 4 ounces Black Forest ham, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chives, snipped with a pair of scissors 1. Turn on the panini grill.
December 9, 2010
Dutch baby Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from "The Lost Art of Real Cooking" by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger. Dutch Baby can be served with such toppings as cinnamon, yogurt, maple syrup, honey and/or marmalade. Show us your photos: If you try this recipe, send us photographic evidence: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 4 eggs 1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar, preferably brown 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
September 23, 2010
Chocolate gelato Total time: 40 minutes plus cooling time and about 1 1/2 hours freezing time Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato) 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons skim milk powder 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3 1/2 ounces chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa 1 1/2 pounds ice 1 pound rock salt 1. Prepare the chocolate base: In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, honey, milk powder and cocoa powder.
May 25, 2013
30 minutes. Serves 2 to 4 1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup grated Gruyère cheese 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 4 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup milk 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cut into ¼-inch crosswise strips 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cheese and herbs. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, then beat the egg mixture into the flour.
August 18, 2012 |
This week's SOS comes from Wenise Wong in Los Angeles: "Just back from some choice New York City restaurants and hoping to replicate in L.A.: Any chance you could get the recipe for the compost cookie from Momofuku ? Thanks for taking requests!" These cookies are like taking every single one of my favorite snacks and packaging them in a simple, compact, magical treat. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coffee, graham cracker crust, pretzels and even potato chips are tossed in with a rich cookie dough to turn out something truly inspired.
March 25, 2010
Beer brittle Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Bistro LQ. 1/2 cup of good dark beer, preferably Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout or Boont Amber Ale 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon light corn syrup Pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup toasted nuts, such as slivered almonds or pistachios 1. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and grease lightly with cooking spray. 2. In a large, heavy-bottom saucepan, combine the beer, sugar and corn syrup.
June 9, 2012
Servings: 1 Total time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time for the ice cream Note: Adapted from Giovanni Martinez of Sadie LA. Sanbitter soda is available at select gourmet and Italian markets such as Guidi Marcello in Santa Monica and at Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park. Peychaud's bitters ice cream 1 1/2 cups of whole milk 1 1/4 cups sugar sugar 3 cups heavy cream 8 1/2 ounces Peychaud's bitters In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, cream and bitters.