Brown Butter

brown butter, cherry & hazelnut biscotti

November 24, 2014

Crunchy cookie lovers of the world, raise your hand! If you’re after a nice crunch, biscotti are your answer. Brown butter and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) flavor the gloriously golden cookies, transforming ordinary biscotti into something more sophisticated. Sweet-tart cherries and roasted hazelnuts up the crunch ...

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brown butter-cranberry ice cream with candied pecans

November 20, 2014

Though I’d hardly be one to tell you to break with tradition on Thanksgiving, I might suggest you add one more dessert to your line up: ice cream! Inspired by the flavors of my cranberry pecan crumb bars (brandy, brown butter, cranberry, maple, pecan) I ...

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brown butter maple cornbread

November 17, 2014

If I’m truly honest, bread is what I look forward to most at holiday meals (ok, at any meal). As the baker of the family, bread and dessert fall squarely on my shoulders, and this year I’ll be serving brown butter maple cornbread. Nutty brown ...

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cranberry pecan crumb bars

November 6, 2014

For a sophisticated twist on the humble crumb bar, you must try these cranberry pecan crumb bars. Maple syrup and a splash of brandy soften the edge of the cranberries, resulting in a balanced, jammy filling. Brown butter elevates the crust and crumbs to dessert ...

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caramelized pear scones

October 16, 2014

Like most bloggers, I have an extensive “to-make” list that I update frequently. I organize my list by category and season, and for the tech-minded among you, I use Evernote so that I can easily update the list whenever I get a new idea, whether ...

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spice doughnuts with brown butter glaze

September 18, 2014

As the morning temperatures drop, the crisp aroma of fall leaves wafts through the windows and my cat chases patches of sunlight as though he too senses the impending change. I find myself craving a sweet breakfast to pair with my morning Americano; preferably spice ...

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brown butter pear crepes

September 8, 2014

Would you believe me if I told you this was my first batch of crepes, ever? Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to make crepes but I’ve let things like my impossibly high expectations get in the way. Sometimes it’s best to just throw all ...

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brown butter maple blondies

August 27, 2014

In a word, these brown butter maple blondies are incredible. Simultaneously soft and chewy, nutty and rich, there’s nothing not to love here. Brown butter is the perfect counterpoint to pure maple syrup; best of all, there’s no cloying sweetness to these bars. Drizzled with ...

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