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We Try All of the Ice Cream Flavors at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco

Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

Humphry Slocombe is known for some rather adventurous ice cream flavors, but they do a bang-up job with the classics, too. Torn between Peanut Butter Curry and Malted Milk Chocolate? Spend a few minutes with our guide to every single ice cream on the menu before choosing your scoop(s). More

Not Your Uncle's Brownie: Using Hemp in Desserts

Sweets Veronica Meewes Post a comment

Tara Miko discovered the health benefits of hemp and started her own company, Happy Hemp to sell the edible seeds. Now chefs are incorporating them in sweets from panna cotta to chocolate bars to yes, "pot brownies". More

Caramel Sauce

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

This caramel recipe is simple and pretty foolproof—and it's awesome to have a batch of fresh caramel sauce quickly ready, to make any sweet just that much more delicious. More

Atolillo (Simple Custard)

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 3 comments

Understated and unpretentious, this simple custard is a great dessert to end your day with. More

Lost Tastes: Perfect Hong Kong Cakes

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 17 comments

These days, Mosco Street, the little hill that runs between Mulberry and Mott in Chinatown, is mainly known for its decent Thai grocery store and the mediocre five-for-a-dollar Fried Dumpling shop. But anybody who lived in Manhattan through the 80's and 90's knows Mosco Street for a different one-dollar-treat: the Hong Kong Cake. More

Sugar Rush: El Beit's Banana Bread

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] A slice of Banana Bread ($3) from El Beit, a coffee shop in Williamsburg, is the stuff of dreams—dense, superbly moist, and gently spiced. Mashed bananas and big chunks of ripe bananas make their way... More

Vendy Dessert Finalist: Yao's Dragon Beard Candy

New York Madison Priest 13 comments

[Photos: Madison Priest] It doesn't matter how many times it gets explained to me: the making of Yao's Dragon Beard Candy will always seem magical. The blog Food in Mouth recently did a great job breaking down the step-by-step... More

Where to Buy Gulab Jamun in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst

New York Sara Markel-Gonzalez 9 comments

More Intel All Queens Roundups » I was in the mood for something sweet, thanks to the heat, as I wandered around Queens this week. And finding myself in Jackson Heights, I sought out one of my favorite desserts... More

The Dessert Files: The Top 5 Pumpkin Sweets to Kick Off Autumn

New York Kathy YL Chan 9 comments

When summer temperatures cool off and fall begins to settle, pumpkin desserts shoot to the top of my agenda. Whether it appears in cookies, cheesecakes, pudding, gelato, or pie, pumpkin is one of the finest of the fall flavors. Below,... More

Blogwatch: Brioche Cinnamon Rolls from What Geeks Eat

Kerry Saretsky 2 comments

To me, anything comforting done up French becomes even more fabulous. So when I came across these Brioche Cinnamon Rolls, Marianne and Uncle Sam rolled up in one fabulous, puffy, crusty, oozing sweet Doughboy confection, I melted as thoroughly as the frosting. Vanessa proclaims: “I absolutely love brioche and I absolutely adore cinnamon rolls. Bringing the two together is beyond obvious but leave it to me to point out the obvious. These cinnamon rolls turned out tender, buttery, rich, and sweet, with that fabulous bite of cinnamon. These are my new favorite cinnamon rolls.” These rolls may be What Geeks Eat, but they seem pretty cool to me!... More

A Holiday Tradition: Grapefruit Rind Candy

Serious Eats mothgirl 3 comments

In 2000, Odessa Piper, the founding chef and former owner of L'Etoile Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, told Wisconsin Trails magazine that generations of Piper women have been candying grapefruit peel by a three-day process that I have since incorporated... More

Serious Eats Gift Guide: Sweets

Ed Levine 6 comments

You can never go wrong giving someone something sweet for the holidays. Sweet things make people happy. Not just chocolate or cookies or cake either. Perfectly ripe fruit brings a smile to my face as well. Here's our guide to sweet things to give and get for the holidays. More

Dragon Beard Candy

Lia Bulaong 2 comments

I don't bat an eye at fancy, pricey chocolates any more, but two dollar candies? YuzuMura.com charges $17.50 for a box containing a mere nine pieces of Dragon Beard Candy, which is "made using a 2000-year old technique first introduced to the imperial court in ancient China. A skilled candy-maker repeatedly stretches and doubles a small mass of sugar and maltose until over 8000 fine strands are formed. Finally, the strands are trimmed and wrapped around finely chopped, lightly roasted coconut, peanuts and sesame seeds." candyaddict.com tried them in 2005 and said they're "very good, a unique taste and texture and definitely one of the most interesting candies I have ever had." If you live near a fair-sized Chinatown,... More

Just In Time For Easter: Make Your Own Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

"For me and many others, the arrival of spring was heralded not by the vernal equinox nor by the springing forward of clocks but by the appearance of Cadbury Creme Eggs in grocery and drug stores. (With global warming messing everything up these days, such material signs might soon be the only evidence of seasonal change remaining.)" Not only did Creme Egg enthusiast Doug Gordon stock up on his favorite Easter candy this year, but he also made himself some Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream, and for that act commited in the pursuit of Serious Eating we salute him. (This Easter, Brits are getting an official Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream in limited edition for the first time; they... More

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