Carol Mattox, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Carol Mattox has tested.

Four homemade burger buns dusted with flour on grey paper.

Burger Buns

Beautiful burger buns. Were ever three words joined in such harmonious sequence? There’s a lot more lovely things to be said about these rich, pillowy specimens of bread awesomeness.

  • (17)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 60
A Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake on a decorative white cake stand.

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to bake dessert. Even if for no other reason than you want it.

  • (7)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 33
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Yep, you can turn out authentic grilled jerk chicken that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean. But at home.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
A classic flan de leche on a white plate, covered with caramel and a spoonful of custard missing from the flan.

Flan de Leche

A creamy, milky, not egregiously sweet, altogether lovely argument for sticking with a classic—in this case, a Spanish classic.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A vension burger with cheese, pickles, and arugula on a wooden board

Venison Burgers

This ridiculously juicy, superlatively sweet stack will have you hankering for a Bambi burger long after deer season ends.

  • (7)
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 29
Two cups with scoops of chocolate hazelnut gelato, known as gelato di gianduia, with a spoon

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

We’re food folks, not number crunchers. But perhaps our most favorite equation ever? Chocolate + hazelnuts = gianduia.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 7 H
  • 2
Three croque madame muffins on a wire rack, set over parchment paper.

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 8
Eight mini hog dogs wrapped in puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet

Pigs in a Blanket

Without further ado or feigned guilt, allow us to reacquaint you with a long-lost childhood friend.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 12
A slice of sweet potato pie on a metal platter with a knife resting beside it.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 16