Christmas Stollen with Marzipan and Rum Frangipane Filling

Christmas Stollen with Marzipan

The title of this post is a bit of a mouthful, I know. But I didn’t want you to think this was just any old stollen. First, I baked this stollen in honor of the Bon Appetit holiday bake-off and party, which I was super thrilled to be asked to participate in. Second, I think [...]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Here are some seasonal ideas culled from Brooklyn Farmhouse for your Thanksgiving meal – from starters to sides to dessert. I don’t include a turkey recipe because I always make Tom Colicchio’s Herb Butter Turkey – it’s the best. Happy Thanksgiving! Starters and Nibbles Spicy Crock-Pot Apple Butter – Serve with cheddar or brie (or [...]

Spicy Crock-Pot Apple Butter

Spicy Crock-Pot Apple Butter

My family’s farm, Fernwood Springs, in Westampton, New Jersey, has a lovely little apple orchard. The trees go mostly untended now because it’s just my grandma and my uncle working the farm (and my grandma is 87!), but the Red Delicious apples are still…well…delicious, even without much tending. I picked a boatload the other day [...]

Muffin-Tin Cherry Pies

Muffin-Tin Cherry Pies

I wanted a pie version of the cupcake. That is to say, a portable, easy to eat in a couple of bites, cute-as-a-button version of a slice of pie. I didn’t think that little pie tins would allow easy release of said imaginary mini-pie, so I decided to use a muffin tin. Now, I’m not [...]

Antique Recipe: Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels come to you in honor of NYC’s Pollinator Week (this week!), which is coordinated by Just Food. Beekeeping is currently illegal in New York City (sign a petition to make it legal here), although there are quite a few rogue beekeepers in Brooklyn and in the rest of New York City. Read more [...]

Bourbon Milkshakes

Bourbon Milkshake

Brooklyn Farmhouse has had a sweet tooth lately, but I couldn’t resist sharing yet another dessert recipe with you – albeit a rather more grownup dessert. I totally stole this idea from a restaurant in Portland, Maine called Fore Street; after having my first bourbon milkshake there, I wondered why this idea had never crossed [...]

Buttermilk Shortcakes with Strawberry Sorbet and Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche Sauce

Buttermilk Shortcakes with Stawberry Sorbet and Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche Sauce

Whoa – two strawberry posts in a row! I should’ve planned this whole blogging thing out a little bit better. Because strawberries are so delightful and so in-season right now, I guess I don’t really care that I have two strawberry posts in a row. Really, I don’t. This is Thomas Keller’s recipe from the [...]

Pink Peppercorn-Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Pink Peppercorn-Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Pink peppercorns are fruity and floral – not at all spicy like black (or even white) peppercorns. That’s because they are actually a kind of rosehip (i.e., fruit from a type of rose bush). I’ve made this pink peppercorn ice cream a few times (it’s amazing with chocolate cake), but I thought that the delicate [...]

Panettone Ice Cream

Panettone Ice Cream

Panettone is a yeasted sweet bread that is usually made for Christmas and New Year’s in Italy. The bread is originally Milanese in origin, but it has spread to the far corners of the world – it’s just that delicious. I try to make at least one every Christmas season, but this year I failed [...]

Homemade Candied Ginger, Ginger Syrup, and Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale

A trifecta of ginger deliciousness! Actually, the candied ginger is a byproduct of the ginger syrup (or is ginger syrup the byproduct of candied ginger??): you can’t create one without the other.  I had a bit of a hankering for homemade ginger ale, because it’s so much spicier than store bought and I felt like [...]

Ginger, Lemongrass, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ginger, Lemongrass, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

It’s getting to the point in the winter where I’m longing – longing – for summer. Cabbage and kale, although I dearly love you, I would gladly give you up right now for a juicy peach, a purple plum, a red, ripe tomato straight from the fields…or a fresh, sweet ear of corn. How does [...]

King Cake

King Cake for Mardi Gras

One of my closest friends is from New Orleans, and last year we made King Cake together to celebrate Mardi Gras. She has since moved to Seattle, but I miss her and thought that I’d make King Cake again this year, in honor of her and of New Orleans. King Cake is basically a type [...]

Jasmine Madeleines

Jasmine Madelines

I love cooking Thai food at home, so one of my favorite stores in New York City is Bangkok Mart, a small Thai food store in Chinatown. It has just about every Thai product you could ever need, and the staff is super friendly and always willing to answer questions.  My most recent discovery there: [...]

Blood Orange Sorbet with Candied Fennel and Kumquats

Blood Orange Sorbet with Candied Kumquats and Fennel

My husband and I don’t usually go out to eat on Valentine’s Day. We’ve decided over the years that restaurant food is just *meh* on V-day, mostly because restaurants here get so slammed with both tourists and New Yorkers alike. We’ve developed a tradition of cooking a nice meal together and enjoying a good bottle [...]

Meyer Lemon and Orange Flower Yogurt Cake

Pretty Meyer Lemons

I know, the title of this post is a little over-descriptive. But how could I leave out the three most critical components of this cake? (Actually, what I really wanted to name it was Meyer Lemon, Orange Flower Water, and Vanilla Bean Yogurt Cake…but that’s a bit of a mouthful.)  Meyer lemons are in season [...]

Antique Recipe: Sally Lunn

Sally Lunn

This recipe is part of a new series here on Brooklyn Farmhouse that showcases ye olde recipes from antique cookbooks. When I graduated culinary school, my husband bought me a boatload of antique cookbooks to add to my budding collection. The books range widely in age – from the turn of the (last) century to [...]

Butter Mochi

Koda Farms Sweet Rice Flour

I first learned of the deliciousness that is butter mochi while in Hawaii. I was driving around in the middle of nowhere by myself and I happened upon a little general store, which had basic convenience food, along with a couple of Hawaiian snacks, like poke (pronounced “poke-ee” or “poke-eh”, a mixture of chunks of [...]

Ground Cherry Clafoutis

Unhusked Ground Cherries

Yes, I said “ground cherry” – not just plain old “cherry” (which aren’t in season now anyhow). Ground cherries are also known as “cape gooseberries” – not to be confused with real gooseberries, which are totally different.  Ground cherries look like little tiny tomatillos, complete with papery husks. From the research I’ve done, it seems [...]

Apple Pie with Boiled Cider

Apple Pie with Boiled Cider

Is there anything better than apple pie with ice cream?  The answer might be apple pie made with boiled cider, a caramely, appley addition that adds a lot of depth of flavor to the American classic. I would like to eat this pie with caramel ice cream…or, I suppose, vanilla will do… For Crust: 2 [...]

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was walking through Union Square this morning. It had just rained, and I smelled…buckwheat. I know it sounds a little weird, but that mineral-y smell of wet concrete somehow triggered a sense memory of the smell and taste of buckwheat flour. Prior to today, my buckwheat cookery had been limited to buckwheat pancakes and [...]

Concord Grape Gelato

Concord Grape Gelato

I think this might be one of the most delicious ice creams of all time. Am I overstating? It has no eggs or milk, and only a quarter cup of cream (seriously!) but it’s rich and creamy nonetheless. I probably don’t need to mention that the quality of the grapes and the cream is imperative [...]

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