Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Frosting

These little cupcakes are made with peanut butter and frosted with whipped bittersweet chocolate ganache, then decorated with a flower of salted peanuts.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Raspberry, Ginger, and Honey Shortcakes

Mini shortcake scented with ginger and nutmeg hug soft mounds of whipped cream, Grand Marnier-steeped raspberries, and slivers of crystallized ginger.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re bewitched, thanks to this aged dough–yes, aged dough–that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate. All you need is patience. And this recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 12 H
  • 207

Portuguese Mini Lemon-Orange Cakes

These small cakes, called queques, are flavored with a hint of citrus–lemon and orange. Have them for breakfast, tea, or as a pick-me-up with espresso.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Creamy Caramel Mousse

A rich, deep caramel flavor and a velvety, creamy texture. Not much else you could possibly want from a mousse.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12

Burger Bar Milkshakes

There’s a darn good reason why even sophisticates deign to chase burgers with milkshakes. It works. Just as the menu at any burger joint or diner will attest.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

Rice Pudding and Mango Parfait

This Indian rice pudding recipe isn’t only tasty but has a very striking presentation. The bright yellow mango against the white rice is stunning.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 0

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is shot through with tea flavor for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. A caramel top gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 7

Blueberry Clafoutis

A custardy dessert that makes a lovely last course, clafoutis may be the easiest French thing that we know how to make. And now you know how to make it.

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  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 1

Portuguese Almond Torte | Bolo de Amêndoa

Dense, rich, and flourless, this cake is a favorite among the Portuguese. It takes its unforgettable taste from almonds, lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37

Apricot Semifreddo

This is a frozen apricot mousse made airy thanks to the folding in of whipped cream. When sliced it’s beautifully flecked with golden bits of apricot.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Chocolate-Peppermint Toffee

The creaminess of the crunchy toffee is accentuated by the crisp coat of smooth tempered chocolate. Package these in a lovely tin for a beautiful, tasty gift.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2

Barefoot Contessa Fresh Lemon Mousse

Lots of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest are added to the ethereally light and super smooth dessert mousse to give it a zip of flavor.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Spicy Snowflake Cookies

From everyone’s favorite baking scientist comes these Christmas cookies, redolent of cinnamon and cloves and ginger, oh my!

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
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