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12 Jan

Classic Skillet Cornbread Recipe


Don’t expect something sweet and muffiny here. We follow the three tenets of traditional Southern cornbread: There's no sugar added, there's no flour (only course-ground cornmeal), and there's no better way to bake it than in a cast-iron skillet. This rustic cornbread is sturdy and dry and meant to be dunked, like say in this beef chili. Serve it with this hot honey butter. See more Super Bowl recipes here.


2½ cups coarse-grind cornmeal

1¼ teaspoons baking soda

1¼ teaspoons kosher salt

1 large egg

1⅔ cups buttermilk

2 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, or unsalted butter

Hot Honey Butter (for serving)

Special Equipment

A 10-inch-diameter cast-iron skillet

RECIPE PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375°. Set dry skillet over low heat to heat while you make the batter. Whisk cornmeal, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl....
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20 Nov

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe


You’ve heard it before when it comes to making cheesecakes, but we’re going to say it again: Your cream cheese, mascarpone, and eggs have to be room temperature or your batter will be lumpy. Leave them out for at least 2 hours on the counter before using. Also, you might want to make extra pumpkin seed brittle—it's great on this cheesecake, but also on oatmeal, yogurt, salads, and for snacking.

INGREDIENTS   Crust and Brittle 9 ounces gingersnap cookies (about 36 cookies) ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter 1 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup Filling and Assembly 1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée 4 large eggs, room temperature 3 large egg yolks, room temperature 1¼ cups (packed) raw or light brown sugar 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie...
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20 Oct

Cheesy Slice-And-Bake Crackers

"What can I bring?" A question you've asked a thousand times, only to have your host-to-be return some version of, "Oh, just a bottle of wine!" You know why they always say that? Because they don't know that you have this cheesy crackers recipe up your sleeve. If they knew that they were talking to a Capable Adult Human who is able to throw together a batch of the easiest, crispiest, most delicious cocktail hour snack known to mankind in about an hour, they'd be singing a different tune. "Oh, won't you pleeeeease make those cheesy crackers you always make," they'd plead, "they're literally addictive." But they don't know all of that yet. Which is why next time you get invited to a dinner party—or...
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16 Oct

Dark Ginger Rye Cake With Yogurt And Honey


Dark Ginger Rye Cake With Yogurt And Honey

Richly spiced gingerbread with the texture of a moist, dense devil’s food cake, this recipe only gets better if you make it ahead.


Nonstick vegetable oil spray

1 cup robust-flavored (dark) molasses (not blackstrap)

1 cup stout

½ teaspoon baking soda

1½ cups rye flour

½ cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup virgin coconut oil, melted, slightly cooled

¼ cup vegetable oil

¼ cup honey

2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt

Special Equipment

A 10-inch-diameter springform pan

Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat...
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19 Sep

These Tahini Cookies Are Like Peanut Butter Cookies 3.0

Tabloid headline: Tahini—it’s everywhere! Beyond hummus, it's on toast, in milkshakes, in salad dressings. It’s only a matter of time before we’re slathering it on our faces for that signature sesame seed glow. But until then, let’s make cookies. It's starts at Mamaleh’s, a new-old-school Jewish deli (and top 50 restaurant!) in Cambridge, Mass. where you can eat stacks of bagels and lox for breakfast, come back for a pastrami sandwich lunch, and take home some matzo-ball soup for dinner. Win-win-win. When special projects editor Julia Kramer visited Mamaleh's earlier this year, she was enamored with their tahini cookies, a creamy nutty cookie that will remind you of peanut butter cookies in the best way possible, though not as sweet. We call them “grown up” peanut butter cookies because we...
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1 Sep

Brown Butter Corn Flake Cake


Brown Butter Corn Flake Cake

Sweet corn makes for an awesome dessert—if you like carrot cake, you’re going to love this one. You’ll get a corn three-way with fresh corn kernels, a little bit of cornmeal to get a cornbread-like flavor, plus the crunch of Corn Flakes is so damn satisfying.


5 large ears of corn, husked, kernels cut from cobs (about 5 cups)

1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan

½ cup cornmeal, preferably fine-grind, plus more for pan

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1¾ teaspoons kosher salt

1½ teaspoons baking powder

1½ cups (packed) dark brown sugar

⅓ cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups Corn Flakes

Preparation Place a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 475°. Line a rimmed baking...
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21 Aug

Blackberry-Tahini Yogurt Cake

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Blackberry-Tahini Yogurt Cake

Trust us: This simple berry-studded cake recipe is a real keeper.


½ teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon

4 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar

2¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more

2 large eggs

1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt

½ cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon, lime, or orange zest

2 cups fresh (or frozen, thawed) blackberries

¼ cup tahini

Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9"-diameter cake pan with nonstick spray; line bottom with a parchment paper round. Lightly coat parchment with nonstick spray. Mix cardamom and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a small bowl; set aside. Whisk flour, baking powder, 1 cup sugar, and ½ tsp. salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center; add...
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3 Jul

BA’s Best Carrot Cake


BA’s Best Carrot Cake

This is the only carrot cake recipe you’ll ever need. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.



Nonstick vegetable oil spray
½ cup golden raisins (optional)
3 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 pound carrots, peeled, coarsely grated
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup vegetable oil

Frosting And Assembly

12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Generous pinch of kosher salt
4 cups powdered sugar
Candied Carrot Coins(optional)

Preparation Cake Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly...
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20 Dec

5 Delicious Holiday Pastry Recipes From Around the World


The sweet-treats landscape in the U.S. seems to be moving away from its traditionally Paris-centric position toward something more global (thanks in part to the popularity of things like next-level babkas and Filipino purple ube donuts, for a start, not to mention the warm and cozy desserts emanating from Scandinavian hygge). Which makes us think, as we begin preparing Christmas menus, about all the many unexplored festive desserts out there to try. So rather than traditional American fare this holiday, why not take a stab at one of these global holiday treats that are integral parts of their respective countries’ Christmas traditions? Ukrainian kutya might just replace Christmas cookies at your holiday party this year.

Finnish Joulutorttu (Christmas Stars) These plum jam–filled...
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2 Jun

Sno Ball Cake


When I’m recipe testing, I like to prop up my computer on a cutting board and watch trashy television. It helps cake and pie and cookie failures go down a bit easier.

Oh and my standards for trashy tv are SO low. It has been everything from Say Yes to the Dress (the Atlanta season is my favorite) to Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (oof!) to what I’m currently watching, Teen Mom.

Teen Mom always makes me want to throw things at my computer because the teen boys are usually gigantic babies and can’t get it together. Like, you have 3k worth of speeding tickets and you’re still getting them!! (This actually happened.) This cake, inspired by my...
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