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Browned Butter Brioche Scrolls with Tahini Caramel, Pistachios, Halva, and Dark Chocolate

Browned Butter Brioche Scrolls with Tahini Caramel, Pistachios, Halva, and Dark Chocolate

I own, let’s say, a fair number of cookbooks, and I have spent many many hours joyfully perusing my collection. From most books, though, I’ve probably actually made only three to five recipes. Sweet, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, is an exception. In the […]

Lemon Cream Scones with Edible Flowers

Lemon Cream Scones with Edible Flowers

A few weeks ago, I brought some strawberry-rhubarb scones into the office, where they were quickly devoured. One grateful colleague told me, with some astonishment, that he had not realized that scones could be so “light.” (He was referring to the texture, rather than the […]

Rhubarb Roses

Rhubarb Roses

The most popular photographs I have posted on Instagram have almost invariably depicted Ottolenghi recipes, or variations on Ottolenghi recipes. The one exception is the photo that appears on the home page for this blog–pieces of a Meyer lemon tart trimmed with rhubarb roses and […]

Walnut-Halva Babka

Walnut-Halva Babka

This is a mash-up of two Ottolenghi recipes: The dough is adapted from the chocolate krantz cakes in Jerusalem (via Smitten Kitchen). The filling–crumbled halva + chopped walnuts + more walnuts whizzed with brown sugar, butter, tahini, and a bit of cinnamon–is inspired by the […]