Desserts

Fried Sesame Balls With Sweet Red Bean Filling Recipe

These traditional sesame balls are filled with sweet red bean paste and rolled in sesame seeds.  While the treat can be found in Chinese bakeries and dim-sum restaurants year-round, it’s considered particularly auspicious to serve them at home in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Round foods symbolize not only the moon, but also the …

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Ecuadorian Sweet Plantain Pudding Recipe (Chucula)

Among Amazonian communities in northeastern Ecuador, chucula is a staple food. At its most basic it is simply ripe bananas mixed with water, a few spices, and a sweetener such as panela or honey. It’s simple to prepare, just boiled in a pot, and can then be eaten either warm or cold. This recipe, which …

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Zabaglione Is a Versatile Dessert That Comes Together In Minutes

Some of the world’s greatest dishes demand a nip of wine or spirits to reach their full potential. Welcome to Splash in the Pan, where writer and drinks expert Tammie Teclemariam teaches you how to bring them to life. Zabaglione is a true chef’s dessert, a term applied to confections that can be made without much attention to …

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Zabaglione Pavlova with Pineapple and Black Pepper Recipe

Writer and spirits professional Tammie Teclemariam likes to drizzle a classic Marsala zabaglione over this cloudlike pineapple pavlova. Not only does the pillow of meringue make for an impressive base for the tropical fruit salad—it also uses up all the whites leftover from whipping up the fragrant and frothy Italian custard. While the meringue may …

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Zabaglione Recipe | Saveur

In Italian, sbaglione means “big mistake.” This happy accident may have been “mistakenly” invented in Florence—though it is usually made with marsala, the famous Sicilian fortified wine. The recipe eventually migrated to France, where it is known as “sabayon,” and is typically made using the local white wines. Feel free to swap out the Marsala …

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Coffee Cake Recipe with Orange Butter

This orange-infused coffee cake is an adaptation of author Jared Downing’s grandmother’s beloved recipe, which she made for family and friends every Christmas morning in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 60 years. Coffee cake is a staple of Christmas in the American South, something to munch on while opening gifts around the tree. Paired with a mug …

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Double-Rye Ginger Cookies Recipe | Saveur

These gorgeous holiday cookies from baker and master preserver Camilla Wynne temper spicy candied ginger with earthy rye flour and deep, dark molasses. A rye whisky glaze accentuates the crackled tops, and a dainty piece of ginger adorns each one. If you’re feeling fancy, get creative by cutting the ginger into festive shapes. Avoiding alcohol? …

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Our Best Fall Pie Recipes to Bake Right Now

Transitioning from summer pies filled with berries and stone fruits to fall fare such as pumpkin, apples and cinnamon marks the shift in seasons in a delicious way. To let those cold weather ingredients shine, an easy, flaky dough is in order. Then, get creative with your baking repertoire—layer juicy apples into a classic autumnal …

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Gulab Jamun Recipe from Maneet Chauhan

Gulab jamun, translating to “flowery fruit,” is a traditional dessert enjoyed throughout the Indian Subcontinent. Usually served for celebrations, the syrupy spheres are traditionally perfumed with rosewater and saffron and are individually portioned, for ease in sharing. Best eaten warmed, gulab jamuns are always adorned with a choice of nuts, gold leaf, and occasionally shredded …

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Meet the Sweet Star of Maneet Chauhan’s Diwali Table

For Chopped judge and Nashville restaurateur Maneet Chauhan, Diwali has long been a source of sweet memories—many of them tied to a lavish holiday dessert. The five-day-long pandenominational holiday takes place during the autumn month of Kartika on the Hindu calendar (early November, this year), and is often called the “festival of lights.” This nickname …

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