Dawn English, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dawn English has tested.

A ceramic bowl filled with colcannon - an Irish dish of mashed potatoes, cabbage, kale and bacon.

Colcannon ~ Potatoes and Cabbage

There are countless versions of this classic. We’re partial to this recipe which gilds the potatoes and cabbage with kale and bacon and beer.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A person folding quick puff pastry on a marble counter.

Quick Puff Pastry

What if we told you it’s actually quite quick, simple, and well worth the effort to make your very own rich, flaky puff pastry? Believe it.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
Two English crumpet on a white plate, each topped with a pat of butter.

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter. How very English. And how very enticing according to everyone who’s tried this authentic homemade version.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2
A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

  • (24)
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 166
A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 13
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Several lemon madeleines next to a madeleine pan and a bowl of lemon glaze nearby.

Lemon Madeleines

Let’s dispense with all the talk about Proust and time and just revel in these lemony little lovelies, shall we?

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10
Two fillets of flounder in a lemon butter sauce in a skillet topped with chopped parsley

Flounder with Lemon Butter Sauce

One of our most requested recipes. Easy, elegant, and pretty much foolproof. Sorta impressive for something that you toss together in less than 15 minutes, wouldn’t you agree?

  • (11)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 36
Several oatmeal chocolate chip cookies cooling on a rack, one with a bite out of it.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Expect a slightly ginormous, squat, thin cookie that’s chewy in the center, crisp at the edges, and uncommonly good through and through.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 4
A whole sour cream coffee cake with a wedge cut from it.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

  • (6)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26