Biscotti is the perfect accompaniment mid-morning when I’m into my fifth or sixth cup of coffee.  I drink coffee all morning long and I’m able to do so because I don’t use one of those horrible drip machines, but rather what I think of as my personal 1956 Lincoln Continental of a coffee machine. The problem has always been that I’ve never really liked biscotti.  Maybe because I’ve only ever had the stuff that comes in a gift basket from Gallucci’s (a store I adore).  Or the one time I tried to make it myself.  It was rock hard and tasteless, so I figured I’d done a perfect job. But a while back, someone asked for a biscotti recipe, perhaps even a ratio.  My able colleague Emilia Juocys was intrigued and so recently set to Read On »

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A British woman living in India shares her stories of Indian street food and her love of baking in her blog, via Eat & Dust.

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Photos by Donna Last Sunday morning, my son James said, “Dad, what if you made a bowl out of cookie dough?” I’m the first to admit that there are almost no truly new culinary innovations or ideas, only variations on what’s come before us, and I also know that making a cookie to serve ice cream on, such as an ice cream sandwich, is a common one (some great recipes will be in Ad Hoc At Home, now at the printers). But when James said it, I said, “Very cool idea, James.  Let’s give it a shot.” And so we did.  We posted a Twitpic and fellow Twitters were likewise enthusiastic. It’s taken a few different methods to figure out the best way to bake them and how much to put in our bowl-in-a-bowl makeshift Read On »

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                                                                                                                Photo by Donna T. Ruhlman So I’m working hard to finish up a cookbook I’m writing and have decided to throw some popovers in there because they are just too cool.  This slack batter of flour, egg and milk goes into a little cup into a very hot oven and a half hour later, poof!, a transformation as dramatic as popcorn.  It puffs for the same reason, the steam, the same element that puff gougeres as well.  Delicious and so, so easy. Mix together 1 egg, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of flour, and a 1/2 Read On »

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