Leite's Eats®

Leite's Eats®

An archive of David Leite's favorite recipes on Leite's Culinaria.

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 28

Apple and White Cheddar Scones Recipe

These sweetly savory scones take the traditional sweet and savory intermingling of apple pie and Cheddar and make it portable and pastry perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10

Arancini Recipe

You’ve not experienced the true magic of leftovers ’til you’ve had these fried orbs of leftover risotto. Crisp outside. Molten inside. Delish through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 9

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 32

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

5-Minute Artisan Bread Recipe

Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That’s nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 5 H
  • 168

Apple Tart Recipe

If you just took a look at this stunning tart and thought, “Oh, I can’t do that!”, think again. We suspect you can.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 8

Basic Gravy Recipe

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. At least, not for us. Here’s how it does happen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds, butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 40

Whole Roasted Onions Recipe

Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 1 H
  • 14

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 31

Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84
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