Cindi Kruth, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Cindi Kruth has tested.

Cindi Kruth

Cindi Kruth’s culinary background is vast and varied. She became a home economist, managed a fast-food restaurant, and sold mayonnaise and peanut butter for a corporate conglomerate. She opened her first shop, a fruit basket and produce store, when she lived in NJ. After moving to CT, she worked at the Connecticut Culinary Institute, did private catering and taught cooking lessons, and again opened a shop, this time a little gourmet take-out place. The demands of retail didn’t mesh well with raising a family, so she left the food business for a few years to become a lawyer. That’s about when she stumbled upon David’s story of Thor, his stove, in Bon Appétit and shortly after became a tester. Now, being in regular contact with others who are doing the same has expanded her interests and her recipe collection.  And she even got her 1.5 seconds of fame on national TV when David mentioned her work on his renowned Orange Olive Oil Cake on the Today Show.

Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies

These lovelines are sorta like chocolate-dipped macaroons in reverse with their abundance of chocolate and modest coconut presence. And just 6 ingredients.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 26
A chipped ceramic dish filled with buttermilk drop biscuits nestled in a striped tea towel.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

“The best biscuits I’ve ever had!” is what we’re hearing from many, many, many folks who when they first try these easy no-rolling-required biscuits. Amen to that.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 11
Two girls sharing a chocolate cookie decorated with sprinkles.

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep ’em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A wire basket lined with a napkin and filled with bacon Cheddar biscuits.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

These Southern-style biscuits are just the thing for almost any occasion. Go on, we dare you. Try to think of a time you wouldn’t want them. (See what we mean?!)

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 45 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 decorative bowl with braised chicken with saffron, cinnamon, lavender, and almonds over rice

Braised Chicken with Cinnamon

Dating back to an Andalusian cookbook from the 13th century, this recipe makes us suspect folks dined vastly better in the Middle Ages than we’d ever imagined.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 14
Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 21
A trussed classic roast chicken on a rack, set inside a skillet.

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 18
A brown bowl filled with ginger and carrot stir-fry on a wooden mat.

Ginger and Carrot Stir-Fry

There’s nothing wallflowerish about this stir-fry, not with its gingery zing of tongue-tingling, sinus-clearing, tummy-settling ginger. Nothing at all.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
A dish of classic Hollandaise sauce on a white plate with a whisk resting on the dish.

Classic Hollandaise Sauce

Some things are so simple as to seem almost plain—until you taste them. Hollandaise is one such perfectly simple staple.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 8