Ellen Fuss, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ellen Fuss has tested.

Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon

Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke and ensures your pricey catch doesn’t stick to the grate. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Cast-iron skillet with a Dutch baby--a popover pancake--topped with powder sugar on a set breakfast table

Dutch Baby

Everyone who’s made this little lovely is lauding it as the airiest, most perfect puffed pancake they’ve met.

  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 61
A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake

This lofty cake is so crammed full of chocolate and butter and air, there’s no room for flour–although we made sure to leave space for ample swoops of softly whipped cream.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
Oval plate with a salt and pepper pork chop, spoon, fork, and juice on it

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Perfection. That’s what we think of this simple yet exquisite melding of pork, butter, salt, and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Portuguese Almond Torte

Portuguese Almond Torte | Bolo de Amêndoa

Dense, rich, and flourless, this gluten-free cake is a fave among the Portuguese, as well as anyone who’s ever tried it. It gets its unforgettable taste from a combination of almonds, lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 41
Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20
Hershey Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 255
Three small turkey burgers with onions, parsley, avocado on a white plate

Southwestern Turkey Sliders

The number one complaint of folks who don’t like turkey burgers is dryness. Number two is blandness. This recipe is neither.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad is just like those salads you get at the restaurants with the oranges and cashews and the lovely balance of crunchy and tender and sweet and savory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0