Cinnamon and raisin are a classic combination, and for good reason: They're delicious together. Here, we roll them into a puff-pastry spiral with sugar and cream cheese, then cooking it in a waffle iron until crisp and flaky outside, hot and buttery within.
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These shortbread are like Irish soda bread in cookie form.
Coleslaw and potato salad may be more famous outside of Southern takeout counters, but carrot raisin salad is just as common at picnics and potlucks. In it, grated carrots and plump raisins are mixed with a rich mayonnaise dressing spiked with curry powder.
Caramelized roasted cauliflower with a pine nut, raisin, and caper vinaigrette.
Raisins are soaked in dark rum for up to 2 days and are churned into a base that seems fairly bland, with faint accents of brown sugar and cinnamon. After setting up for a full 24 hours, though, the rum flavor leaches into the ice cream itself and the bite of pure rum in the raisins mellows out considerably.
This tasty, boundary-transcending dish of bok choy sauteed with garlic, sherry-soaked raising, pine nuts, and caramelized onions can be spooned over fluffy rice or mixed into a bowl of toothsome pasta.
In Indian Cooking Unfolded, Iyer offers seven Indian-esque salad recipes that blend Western-style raw greens with robust Indian spice. This beet salad is a perfect example of Indian-American fusion, with heat from ginger balanced by grassy cilantro and candy-sweet golden raisins.
Although originally billed as a "salsa," this isn't the type of sauce made for dipping tortilla chips, but rather, it's rich and complex character that's slightly bitter, sweet, and tangy, is a great match for hearty items like a grilled skirt steak.
Vibrant tzatziki and tangy carrot salad improve overnight, making this the ideal DIY work lunch. Throw it together the night before and you're done. Start counting down until your lunch hour.