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A chocolate blancmange topped with whipped cream and spices

A Recipe for a Cousin of Panna Cotta from the 'Call the Midwife' Era

Daniel Hautzinger

Blancmange is similar to panna cotta, a simple custard-like set dessert that was once quite popular, especially in Europe. Try a recipe for it from Call the Midwife: The Official Cookbook.
Chocolate pudding with coffee-soaked black cherries

A Recipe for Chocolate Pudding with Coffee-Soaked Black Cherries from an Admired Michigan Chef

Daniel Hautzinger

"Being a native Michigander, I'm legally required to love cherries," Abra Berens writes jokingly in her new, fruit-focused cookbook Pulp. Try a recipe from it that pairs the raw sweetness of cherries with decadent chocolate pudding. 

Semlor, King Cake, and Pancakes: Indulgent Treats to Enjoy on Fat Tuesday That Aren't Pączki

Daniel Hautzinger

Fat Tuesday may now be unofficially known as Pączki Day in Chicago, but there are plenty of other treats to enjoy on a day when Christians traditionally used up fat and meat before entering a period of fasting. 
Rhubarb upside down cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Daniel Hautzinger

This recipe is meaningful to me because it's a true celebration of spring! The color is cheery and rhubarb season is a delightful precursor to the summer produce season.

Ollyvia Putri's kue lapis legit

The Naperville Baker Making Stunning Cakes That Offer Indonesians Across the Country a Taste of Home

Daniel Hautzinger

The Indonesian cake kue lapis legit is difficult to find in America because of its laborious process of baking twenty individual layers, but Ollyvia Putri bakes and sends them and other Indonesian treats across the country, especially at the Lunar New Year.
Three buckwheat brownies with a stenciled flour design on a red plate.

This Buckwheat Brownie Recipe Showcases James Beard Award-Winning Baker Greg Wade's Passion for Lesser Known Grains

Samantha Nelson

Get a sneak-peak at a forthcoming cookbook from James Beard Award-winning baker Greg Wade with a recipe for buckwheat brownies. He also talks about the new warehouse and retail space at Publican Quality Bread.
S'mores makings by a campfire

S'mores Bars

Daniel Hautzinger

These bars are the perfect dessert eaten after a summer BBQ and taste best when served still warm. My brother's girlfriend (now wife) gave me this recipe when my oldest, Alex, was just 1 year old, and he's 24 now! At the end of the recipe (step 5), she wrote, "Kiss Alex."

"Melt in Your Mouth" Cream Cheese Bars

Daniel Hautzinger

Sandra from Valparaiso says her family and friends love this addition to the holiday dessert table. No fork necessary, and it travels well.
Janet Gustafson's 2021-2022 Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread for a Gingerbread Village

Daniel Hautzinger

I have been making a Gingerbread Village for over 50 years. I've combined a few different recipes for my gingerbread. I believe my original recipe came from Good Housekeeping magazine in the early 1970s. The majority of the gingerbread is used for the village, but I always make sure there are extra pieces for eating.

Pandan Crinkle Cookies. Photo: Courtesy Mia P. Manansala

Savor the "Quintessentially Filipino" Flavor of Pandan in These Crinkle Cookies

Daniel Hautzinger

“It’s kind of like a grassy vanilla, maybe with some coconut or floral overtones,” says author Mia P. Manansala of pandan, which flavors numerous Southeast Asian desserts. That includes Manansala's crinkle cookie recipe, which she shares ahead of an upcoming book.
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