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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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22 May

Charred Bread With Ricotta And Cherry Salsa


Charred Bread With Ricotta And Cherry Salsa

This cherry salsa recipe is also delicious as a condiment for grilled or roast pork or pulsed in a food processor to make a vinaigrette for a salad of tender greens.


3 spring onions, preferably red, white/red and green parts separated, thinly sliced on a steep diagonal
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
12 ounces fresh cherries (about 2¼ cups), pitted, cut into ⅓-inch-thick slivers
½ cup olive oil, plus more for brushing
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
12 ounces whole-milk fresh ricotta
Flaky sea salt

Preparation Toss white/red parts of spring onions and lemon juice in a medium bowl to coat and let sit 10 minutes. Add spring onion greens, cherries, and ½ cup oil to...
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24 Apr

BA’s Best Morning Buns


BA's Best Morning Buns

Too many morning buns for your crowd? This recipe halves easily. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.

Ingredients MAKES 24 Dough 1 ¼-ounce envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons) 1 cup whole milk, warmed, plus ¼ chilled milk 1 teaspoon plus ¼ cup honey 4 large eggs, separated, plus 1 large egg yolk 3½ cups (or more) bread flour, divided 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal or 1 teaspoon Morton kosher salt 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest (optional) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature Filling And Assembly ¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ cup honey, divided 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, divided Bread flour (for surface) Nonstick...
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