Macarons

Ingredients: 212 grams almond meal 212 grams confectioners’ sugar 82 and 90 grams egg whites, divided 236 grams granulated sugar, plus a pinch 158 grams water Buttercream or ganache, for filling Preheat the oven to 350˚ F and place a rack in the middle of the oven.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients: 10 ounces (290g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped 7 ounces (200g) butter, salted or unsalted, cut into pieces 5 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup (200g) sugar unsweetened cocoa powder, for preparing the cake pan Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan and dust it with…

Chocolate Cinnamon Meringues

Ingredients: 3/4 cup plus 7 teaspoons (180 grams) granulated sugar 3 large egg whites, at room temperature (about 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons, or 100 grams) 1/4 teaspoon molasses 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 390°F and adjust oven rack to middle position. Line a…

Pain d’Amande

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp coarse crystal golden sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tbsp water 1 cup plus 3 tbsp flour 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sliced almonds Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat with the sugar, cinnamon, and water. Stir until the…

Chocolate Rads

Ingredients: 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp instant espresso 1/4 cup cake flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 1 cup good-quality semisweet chocolate chips In the top of a…

Apple Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 5 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into a few pieces 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced very thinly For topping: 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and…

Key Lime and Coconut Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon grated Key lime zest 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup whole milk 1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice, divided 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon rum…