Sophisticated, seasonal and simple: I love this combination of fruit, chocolate and wine. The tawny pears turn garnet when poached in red wine, and the same red wine in the cake makes it glossy and just sweet enough. A sprinkle of confectioners sugar might be a pretty garnish, but the cake needs no thick frosting […]
Photo by Judith Hausman These jam bars make for a great, quick treat for a gathering. I’m in a book club, and it was my turn to host my funny, smart friends. They usually arrive at my house medium-hungry, so while no one makes an elaborate spread, it’s our habit to serve some sweet and […]
In Farmstead Chef, we revel in the serendipity of a new ingredient combo or fresh technique that may lead our taste buds into new levels of satisfaction. Case in point: Chocolate Basil Whisky Cake.