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desserts & sweets

Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

Recipe by Stella Parks

Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

This is probably the easiest meringue you’ll ever make. Just put some cold egg whites and sugar in a bowl, start whipping and then stop before they’re stiff. With a squeeze of lemon for stability, this seemingly under-whipped meringue puffs the angel’s food until it’s as light as cotton candy. The lemon disappears in the

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Labneh Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle

Recipe by David Lebovitz

<em>Labneh</em> Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle

I’ve been eternally fond of Middle Eastern food ever since my hippie days of spreading hummus on honey-sweetened whole wheat pita bread topped with alfalfa sprouts. Once I discovered the cookbooks written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Anissa Helou and Claudia Roden, I realized that Middle Eastern cuisine is a spectacular world of vibrant

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Tahini and Halva Brownies

Recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Tahini and Halva Brownies

Because of the combination of tahini, halva and chocolate is great, it will be difficult to eat just one of these brownies.  In order to achieve the perfect balance of cakey and gooey—that sweet spot that all brownies should hit—the cooking time is crucial. It will vary by a minute or so depending on where

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Gianduja Gelato

Recipe by David Lebovitz

<em>Gianduja</em> Gelato

On my first visit to Torino, Italy, I arrived in rabid pursuit of gianduja, a confection made from local hazelnuts ground with milk chocolate that is a specialty of the Piedmont region. I was also looking forward to having gianduja gelato at the source. Needless to say, I did not leave disappointed: every bakery, chocolate

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Chocolate Mousse

Recipe by Eat in Good Health

Chocolate Mousse

Recipe contributed by Janet Getz, who adds: Serve cold. Great with berries! Double or triple recipe to serve a larger group. If you cannot find silken tofu at local stores, Mori-Nu brand is available online. Photo and notes by Linda Wolpert.

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Rock Scramble

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Rock Scramble

Recipe contributed by Lagusta Yearwood. Though it would be quite a feat to recreate her unique barks and bonbons at home, this no-bake recipe for chocolate clusters by Lagusta are super easy to make.

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Whole Lemon Bar

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Whole Lemon Bar

When life gives you lemons…make lemon bars! These lemon bars require no juicing; just put the whole lemon in and don’t forget the sugar. They’re perfect for a party or any other time you’re looking for that bright lift that only citrus can give.

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No-Flour Nut Cake

Recipe by Jared Polis

No-Flour Nut Cake

Recipe from Rae Keller, Congressman Jared Polis’ late great-grandmother, reprinted from the 1974 The International Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Grandmothers from Around the World by Eileen Weppner.

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