hanukkah

Batter Fried Chicken

Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 129
A white bowl filled with crispy fried sage leaves

Fried Sage Leaves

Proof that you really can fry anything and make it vastly better. They make an easy, elegant hors d’oeuvres for any assemblage of folks who appreciate fine cuisine.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
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Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A small reck crock of easy chicken liver pate, nearby a baguette and and a hunk of bread smeared with pate

Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A pile of crescent-shaped cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly lovely, these traditionally Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 16
A baking sheet lined with parchment with 18 walnut rugelach cookies covered with brown sugar ready for the oven

Walnut Rugelach

We’ve never met a rugelach that we haven’t liked. Although there are some we adore more than others. This falls into the latter category.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 4
Three German Berliners, or jelly doughnuts, with raspberry jam spilling out on a plate with a cup of coffee

Berliners ~ Jelly Doughnuts

These jelly-filled German lovelies are almost identical to American jelly doughnuts save for their sparer sweetness. No complaints here.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 6
Two smoked trout crostini--toasted rustic bread with a flack of smoked trout and sour cream--on green wood table

Smoked Trout Crostini

Easy. Uncomplicated. Elegant And able to jump tall buildings in a single…oh, wait, we’re confusing this recipe’s super powers with another character’s. Although this recipe does deserve to be considered a caped crusader.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
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Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 340
A wire basket of oliebollen or Dutch doughnuts covered with powdered sugar on a white tablecloth

Oliebollen ~ Dutch Doughnuts

Nothing’s better than warm oliebollen, or Dutch doughnuts, thanks to their crisp nooks and crannies and their pillowy centers hidden beneath a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A selection of frosted cookies decorated for Hanukkah, on a parchment-lined cookie sheet

Hanukkah Cookies

These spectacularly decorated cookie creations can be yours with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe, our royal icing, and our handy how-tos. Swear it’s so much simpler than it looks.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 4
A braided cheese danish on a piece of parchment paper in a rimmed baking sheet

Cheese Danish

Startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that are going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Bowl of batter-covered fried pickles with a jar of dipping sauce nearby

Easy Fried Pickles

Even non-pickle eaters have been wooed by these buttermilk-soaked, hot sauce-spiked, fried-until-crisp little lovelies.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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