Fran Black, known in Australia as Dr. Fran, for her wise counsel on health matters, is an unusually outside-the-box thinker on everyday matters. Recently, she shared her revelation about the dessert she’d made for guests who were coming to dinner, and her breaking of a social taboo.Read More
When I want a dessert for a dinner party, I often turn to this recipe for delectable, melt-in-your-mouth cookies fragrant with butter and the caramel flavors of light brown sugar and Earl Gray tea, with its citrusy-floral scent.Read More
We “awoke with a start” realizing it is full-tilt fig season when a reader wrote to say she applied our tomato drying technique to figs, which she has in abundance on her tree. Oh my. It’s fig season! What is so grand about figs is that they are perfect unadorned or paired with the simplest of foods, prosciutto…Read More
Chocolate pudding is a guaranteed hit at dinner parties where guests revel in the unexpectedness of a classic kid’s dessert in a grownup setting.
Malted milk powder builds in an additional layer of richness and surprise; the pudding tastes like a malted milk ball, but there are LOTS of ways to improvise on the basic recipe.