Brenda Carleton, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Brenda Carleton has tested.

Three jars of Israeli pickles, one with cauliflower, one with cucumbers, and one with red onion.

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we dubbed these Middle Eastern pickles that can be made in a mere 20 minutes (!) with no fussy canning process. (Quick. Pickles. Quickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Two English crumpets, one with butter and jam, one with butter and marmalade, on a plate, with a cup of tea nearby

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter and jam. How every British. We’ve never felt more English than the moment we made these.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
A piece of cooked miso cod in a stainless steel skillet that is resting on a white board next to an orange napkin.

Miso Cod

This five-ingredient fix, a restaurant classic as well as a simple weeknight supper, will have you practicing your acceptance speech.

  • (7)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 16
A sliced beef braised in Barolo, garnished with thyme sprigs, on a bed of mashed potatoes.

Beef Braised in Barolo

Cold outside? Baby, come inside where there’s beef slowly braising in a heady mix of Italian red wine, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary.

  • (7)
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5 H, 10 M
  • 14
The classic Italian dish: roast pork cooked in milk sliced on a cutting board.

Roast Pork in Milk

There’s a reason this stroke of Italian brilliance, which infuses a relatively cheap cut of pork with a subtle milky sweetness, is a classic. One taste and you’ll be thanking us.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 23
A grey bowl filled with roasted radishes, sprinkled with thyme.

Roasted Radishes

Roasting these rotund little root veggies turns them docile as anything dug out of the ground can be. Consider them to be dirt candy.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
A stack of Tom Aikens' chocolate crepes being drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Easy Chocolate Crepes

French-y but not at all fuss-y, these superbly chocolate-y crêpes satiate that certain je ne sais quoi.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
A sliced Korean steak on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife resting on the sheet and bowls of kimchi and daikon nearby.

Korean Steak

This isn’t quite bulgolgi, the classic Korean barbecue. But this little number is salty, sweet, and quite reminiscent of its longer-marinated inspiration.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10