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Apricot Crostata

A crisp and buttery crostata dough cradles a nest of apricot slices. Crostata’s always look like a pro did it!   Pastry  2 1/2...

Apricot Kolaches or Apricot Pockets

This Czech pastry has many different names and many European bakers make a variation on this sour-cream dough, filled with fresh and beautiful apricot...

Banana Bread Cream Cheese Scones with Maple Glaze

These maple-glazed, mellow banana scones smell and taste like freshly baked banana bread but sport a pastry pedigree. These are silken banana bread treats...

Best Tomato Tart

If you’ve never had a fresh tomato tart, you are missing something. This is a taste experience that amalgamates pizza, quiche and a savory...

Brioche Strawberry Buns

Nothing beats this easy brioche dough but when you add fresh strawberries and a cream cheese frosting it rises to a 5-star recipe. 1/3...

Classic Bacon Cheese Quiche

What amazes me about quiche is a lot. First of all it’s so easy but results in something beautifully elegant and flexible to serve...

Classic Steamed Christmas Pudding

A version of this appears almost everywhere and the one I originally saw was in The Way to Cook, by our beloved reine de...

Double-Rolled Hanukkah Rugulah

This is outrageous – a  break-the-mold rugulah recipe that will be your new go-to.  There is a unique (quick and easy) secret method to...

Hazelnut Walnut Linzertorte Wedges

A torte in name only.

Hot and Sweet Peach Cobbler

I love this updated classic cobbler with a touch of spice and from habanero pepper and cinnamon. Just taste test your peaches before baking...