Desserts

A partially cut orange chocolate chunk cake on a round wire rack.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

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A square piece of homemade snickers bar on a piece of parchment.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home.

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  • 2 H
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A spoon resting inside a bowl of Catalan custard.

Catalan Custard ~ Crèma Catalana

This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Two slices of oatmeal cake on plates

Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal cake, to us, is synonymous with breakfast, seeing as there’s wholesome oatmeal beneath all that coconut and old-fashioned boiled frosting.

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  • 1 H, 50 M
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Whipped Swiss meringue buttercream with flecks of vanilla.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Seductive in that way that only butter and sugar can be, this satiny smooth Swiss meringue buttercream may make you swear off every other frosting recipe. And it’s easy to make. We show you how.

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Seven milk chocolate truffles in a pile of candied macadamia nuts.

Milk Chocolate Truffles

This milk chocolate truffles recipe is simple to make, complex in taste, and easy as can be to express your love and appreciation…if even to yourself. Cuz we could all use something sweet.

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  • 45 M
  • 8 H
  • 0
Three koiugn amman--puff pastry coated with sugar--on white marble

Kouign Amann

Don’t worry, we can’t pronounce the name either. As if it matters, seeing as we’re too busy cramming the pastry into our pieholes to say anything.

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  • 6 H
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A white baking dish with a piece of patterned parchment and 15 squares of coconut blondies.

Coconut Blondies

Sweet! Gooey! Easy! Yum! Those are just a few of the lovely things we’re hearing about these coconutty blonde beauties. Taste for yourself.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
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