Elsa M. Jacobson, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elsa M. Jacobson has tested.

A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee | Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28
A loaf of Irish soda bread on a brown plate with a chunk cut out and smeared with butter.

Irish Soda Bread

A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 23
A jar of homemade dish soap in a bowl with a spoon resting inside it.

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to overpriced, chemical-laden liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Roasted red cabbage on a cooling rack set in a baking sheet

Roasted Red Cabbage

So incredibly easy to make it’s ridiculous. Perfect for when you KNOW you need to eat your vegetables but desperately want to switch things up a little with something unexpected.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

Madeleines

Who knew these buttery, airy, delicate little cakes were so simple to make…and so irresistibly delicious?! (Well, Proust, for one…)

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
A stack of Tom Aikens' chocolate crepes being drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Easy Chocolate Crepes

French-y but not at all fuss-y, these superbly chocolate-y crêpes satiate that certain je ne sais quoi.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
A single basic crepe, folded into quarters on a sheet of parchment with two lemon wedges beside it.

Basic Crêpes

A simple, step-by-step recipe for the classic French crêpe that can easily be mastered by anyone. Yes, anyone. Including you.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 25