Banana pudding has a strong, genuine Southern identity that stretches back more than half a century. Earlier versions of the dessert go back even further. The real question is not whether it's Southern, but when and how it got that way.
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Last year I reached the vegan ice cream summit: A master recipe that scoops, melts, and feels the way ice cream should, and doesn't require any stabilizers or specialty ingredients. Now I have some new flavors to show just how versatile that base really is.
Looking for the perfect Valentine's dessert? This gooey chocolate cake, loaded with whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate, and caramel sauce more than delivers. And it couldn't be easier to make.
These rich, super fudgy brownies are topped with generous dollops of homemade dulce de leche and a generous sprinkle of sea salt. The thick layer of dulce de leche has the same fudgy texture as the brownie underneath, and the salt wakes the whole thing up. Consider yourself warned, because you're gonna want to make these every day.
Dulce de leche is a thick, creamy caramel sauce traditionally made with milk and sugar. It's very easy to make at home from a can of sweetened condensed milk!
This brown butter cake is dense and moist with a sturdy crumb and an intense brown butter flavor. The decadent brown butter glaze on top knocks the cake out of the park.
You've been cooking all day, the guests are coming over, and you forgot to make dessert. What do you do? Easy: pull out this three-ingredient, five-minute frozen fruit mousse that is not only company-worthy, but infinitely adaptable to boot!
This delicious fruit mousse is wonderfully light and incredibly easy to make. It just takes five minutes, three ingredients and a food processor. The result will delight even your pickiest guests.
With all the cookie baking going on around the holidays, it was nice to not have to turn on the oven for this over-the-top icebox cake from The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking, by Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand. Graham crackers are layered with a cream cheesy whipped cream, bananas, chopped peanuts and pecans, and a killer peanut butter caramel sauce.
These toasty twice-baked cookies have the flavors of the season and a mellow, earthy sweetness from maple syrup. They're excellent with a cup of tea (or a tiny espresso or not-so-tiny snifter of brandy.)
This brittle is definitely not traditional. This is not a slab of milk or white chocolate studded with nuts or chunks of peppermint. This is part cookie, part brownie, and wholly delicious.
Christmas dinner is all about hearty, family-friendly fare. And nothing fits that bill better than dessert. From creamy and light pies to the fudgiest of cakes, we've got 28 pies and cakes to complete your holiday feast.
Filled cookies are good but chocolate filled cookies are better. As a kid, no filled cookie was off-limits: bring on the gooey caramel, sticky jam, and thick cream. But my cookie eating odyssey has led me back to an incontrovertible truth: magic middle cookies are the apex of the stuffed cookie genre.
Warm and chewy and comforting, these cookies are just the thing to eat alongside a nice cup of tea by the fire.
Most people buy stollen, but the truth is that it's as easy to make at home as any basic bread. Here's how.
Millionaire's shortbread—the bar cookie of shortbread topped with layers of caramel and chocolate—is one of those awesome things that often suffers from shortcuts. This version, amped up with pistachios, lemon, whiskey, and coriander, doesn't make that mistake.
It's that most wonderful time of the year again. Between cookie-swaps, dinner parties, and the plate you're leaving out for Saint Nick, I think it's fair to dub Christmastime the unofficial celebration of Cookie. From chocolate peppermint snowflakes to cranberry linzers to gingerbread men, plus a not-so-small assortment of brownies, blondies, and brittles, we've got you covered.
For our slightly nontraditional spin on the crumbly classics, a little cinnamon is mixed into the coating sugar for an added boost of flavor. It works perfectly with the toasty almonds, and makes them an excellent match for a cup of hot cider.
Hanukkah is a time for friends, family, and food. And more specifically, lots of delicious fried food. From homemade sufganiyah to, well, more fried desserts, to a whole slew of rugelachs and challahs, we've got 16 classic desserts to complete your holiday feast. All eight of them.
Chocolate and peanut butter is an undeniably good combination. A force to be reckoned with in the realm of flavor combinations. Sure, everyone has their own favorite way to pair the two, their own killer recipe. But here is just one more to add to your chocolate-peanut butter repertoire (and it may just be your last).