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Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is the classic dessert of the Limousin, the northwestern part of the Massif Central in the middle of France. Traditionally, it is baked in a buttered dish and is more or less a flan with ripe black cherries. Sometimes, other red fruits like prune plums, red… Read More

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Nigel Slater’s Blueberry-Pear Cake

One of my favorite books is Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries. Part cookbook, part, well, diary, longtime Observer columnist Slater takes you through a year in his life food-wise. He doesn’t give an entry for every day (and some days he doesn’t even cook at… Read More

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Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Chocolate-covered strawberries get a bad rap. It’s perhaps not so surprising: the majority of ones in this country are sold in February, when strawberries are completely out-of-season. Now I have nothing against partaking in enrobed fruit for Valentine’s Day, but strawberries bought in the middle of… Read More

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Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

This was one of the first desserts that I learned to make in Paris. It’s quick, easy, elegant, and tastes better than anything you have ever tried in a restaurant. The recipe will fill four 4.5 ounce ramekins. Ingredients: 1 cup of whole milk 1… Read More

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