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Happy Holidays from Our Team to Yours [and a recipe!]

    Our Signature Brioche Chocolate Bread Pudding Yield: generous 8 servings Ingredients: 6 large egg yolks (room temperature) 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup granulated sugar 1-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp kosher salt One 1-lb loaf brioche (or challah), cut into pieces 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped Preparation:…

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Smoked Beets with Charred Pecans and Buttermilk-Goat Cheese Cream from Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey by John Currence

I do like beets, but it was not the “beets” word that got me here. The “buttermilk-goat cheese cream” is the magic phrase. I am a sucker for cremas, of all colors and intensities. I fully admit: I am a sauce addict. Using buttermilk and goat cheese to make a sauce coating smoked beets? I’m…

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Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

There are, of course, and infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes. But, there are rules. Rule One: use a hand masher and NEVER use a stand mixer. There is, it turns out, a distinct difference between mashed potatoes and wallpaper paste. Rule Two: be creative. Rule Three: just, just for one night, forget…

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Sponge Cakes and Christmas Yule Logs

My Christmas memories center around two things: the Christmas tree and the Christmas Yule Log. That chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and draped in frosting was the signature point of the Christmas table. By unwritten rule, this dessert would only appear at Christmas and the Fourth of July. Delicate and chilled it offered…

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