Helena Pereira, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helena Pereira has tested.

The half-moon biscotti cookies on a yellow glass plate

Lemon Biscotti

Irresistible in terms of both taste and texture. Those with a weakness for these classic Italian cookies, consider yourself warned.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4

Curried Chickpeas

Easy, inexpensive, not too spicy, comforting as heck, and made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Also just so happens to be vegan and gluten-free. Who loves you?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A partially cut St. Phanourios cake on a wooden slab on a wooden chair.

Saint Phanourios’s Cake

Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something. Even if you never knew it was missing.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 62
A partial slice of red wine chocolate cake on a plate with a fork resting beside the cake.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

We’re sorta surprised you’re still reading this rather than clicking on the title given how compelling the ingredients in the title are…

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 2
A batch of five ingredient Nutella brownies cut into squares on a wire rack with fresh raspberries scattered around.

Five Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Bet you already have everything you need for these brownies in your house. Which is a very good thing. (Also sorta a very dangerous thing.)

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Two mushroom strudels on a silver tray, one cut in half, with a knife resting on top.

Mushroom Strudel

Crackly phyllo that’s crisp as autumn leaves give way to tender wild mushrooms in this simple, sumptuous savory strudel.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 5
A classic apple pie with one-quarter missing, topped with a scoop of ice cream, and three forks in the empty pie spot.

Classic Apple Pie

The secret to this classic? Could be the two types of apples, one tart and one sweet. Then again, the uber buttery pie crust ain’t bad, either.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 32
A slice of toast schmeared with Portuguese tomato jam on a decorative plate with a spoon resting beside it.

Portuguese Tomato Jelly

Summer tomatoes are turned into a sweet jelly that’s a Portuguese classic. Use it as you would any jelly as well as with cheese plates.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0