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Cook the Book: Leche Merengada

Leche merengada, or meringued milk, is a frozen cinnamon and lemon flavored meringue from Spain. It can also serve as a beverage if you prefer not to freeze it. As as I'm not going to Spain anytime soon, I'll definitely try David Lebovitz's simple recipe from The Perfect Scoop. Remember, you can enter to win a copy of this book here.... More

Cook the Book: Lemon Sherbet

For some reason, sherbet was something I only sparingly ate as a kid, usually in the flavor "rainbow" (a random mixture of artificial flavors that somewhat resembles real fruit, but not too closely or else kids wouldn't like it) and colored with fluorescent pink, green, and orange. I'm going to attempt to make David Lebovitz's simple Lemon Sherbet recipe from The Perfect Scoop to see if the homemade stuff tastes anything like the frosty treat of my childhood. I hope David's tastes a lot better. Speaking of sherbet, who here says sherbert instead of sherbet? I grew up with the added "r", which I only realized now is the loser of the GoogleBattle against sherbet. Eliminating the final "r"... More

Cook the Book: 'The Perfect Scoop'

When the weather is unbearably hot and sticky and all you feel capable of doing is melting into a human puddle, the best thing to eat for temporary relief is a member of the frozen dessert family: ice cream, sorbet, or granita. This week we're giving away three copies of dessert master David Lebovitz's latest book, The Perfect Scoop. The Perfect Scoop starts with the basics of ice cream making followed by over one hundred recipes for ice creams, sorbets, sherbets, granitas, and accompanying sauces, toppings, mix-ins and vessels. Many of the recipes are prefaced by tips or personal anecdotes, such as the one where David reveals that the worst summer of his life was when his neighborhood's Good... More

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