A clafoutis rises dramatically as it cooks, and starts falling the minute it comes out of the oven. Don’t let that dissuade you from making it, even a little in advance: it is just as delicious—and also appealing looking—when fallen. Clafoutis are generally served right out of the skillet.
Marge Perry & David Bonom
Marge Perry is an author and a teacher. David Bonom is a recipe developer, food writer and restaurant consultant.
Marge Perry writes, teaches, broadcasts and speaks about cooking, food, nutrition and travel. In her capacity as a syndicated food columnist for Newsday, Contributing Editor for Cooking Light and “Ask the Expert” columnist for myrecipes.com; through the articles she writes for The New York Times, Self, Prevention, More, Coastal Living, Relish, and Health; and through her appearances on television and radio, Marge is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone who cooks, eats and travels. She is also the publisher of her blog, A Sweet and Savory Life.
David Bonom, CCP is a recipe developer, food writer, and restaurant consultant. He is a contributing editor to Cooking Light Magazine and his writing and development clients include Weight Watchers International Publications, Weight Watchers Magazine, Rodale, Self, Health Magazine, Fine Cooking, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Prevention Magazine, Lightstyles, Publications International Ltd., USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), The Peanut Council, California Fig Growers, California Pluot Growers, and the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.
These sandwiches may be assembled up to two hours ahead: cover with a damp paper towel topped with plastic wrap and to prevent the bread from drying.
The slightly sweet bread adds an interesting twist to this savory sandwich. You may double the amount of pesto and freeze the extra in ice cube trays for later use.
Mint chocolate chip lovers will delight over these ethereal treats. You can use regular or mini dark chocolate chips.
Call them tea sandwiches or call them sliders—either way, these diminutive little sandwiches are a powerhouse of flavor. Note: make an extra batch—or two—of the chutney. It’s great on grilled meat and poultry, terrific on sandwiches, and classic served over cream cheese with crackers.
A candy thermometer, a well-constructed saucepan that heats the sugar syrup evenly, and patience are key to marshmallow-making success. The pay-off is big, fluffy, flavorful marshmallows.
The deep, toasty flavor and pleasant sweetness make this a satisfying mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up.
Aromatic sweet spices give add exotic, full-bodied flavor to this cappuccino.
Bright, piquant flavors are infused into the tea: make them as strong or subtle as you like by controlling the amount of time you allow them to brew before depressing the plunger.
Infuse your restorative cup of tea with the nutritive power of goji and blueberries to reap flavor and health benefits. To add more fruit flavor to the tea, allow it to steep longer before you depress the plunger.
Make these healthy sandwiches the night before—they keep well in the refrigerator for up to a day.
Two luscious sauces make these individual Croissant bread puddings more than twice as irresistible. The sauces may be made several days ahead—but we recommend the bread puddings be baked only an hour or so in advance. (They are delicious even the next day, but are at their very best when still just a little warm).