Dena Eran, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dena Eran has tested.

A red bowl filled with triangle-shaped bacon buttermilk scones.

Bacon Buttermilk Scones

Made with bacon and onion and buttermilk, these savory scones are traditionally served with soup, though when you let go of expectations, you’ll find they make a swell breakfast, too.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
A white bowl of French onion soup, topped with a crouton and some melted cheese

French Onion Soup

A slightly heretical take on a French classic, this riff involves onion soup, bread, and cheese, but not quite like you’ve experienced it before.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
Ladyfingers Chocolate Mousse Cake

Ladyfingers Mousse Cake

Layers of delicate ladyfingers alternate with espresso-and-liqueur laced chocolate mousse. Drizzled over scoops of the cake is a lovely vanilla custard cream.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2
A bowl of dry-roasted chile peanuts.

Chile Peanuts

Forget plain old peanuts. This titillating take on spiced nuts adds paprika and chili powder without subtracting anything from their beer friendly quotient.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
Butter lettuce leaves cradling ground dark chicken lettuce wraps in bowl

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken, water chestnuts, and scallions are dressed in a ginger-soy sauce then wrapped with butter lettuce leaves in this Chinese specialty.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 6
Three cookies--two balls, one oblong--with circular and perforations decorations on top on a wire rack

Traveler’s Date Cookies

Popular in Lebanon and Syria, these sweets are rich semolina cookies shaped around a date paste perfumed with orange-flower water and rose water. Delicate.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2