Helena Pereira, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helena Pereira has tested.

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
  • 20
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles make it instantly recognizable. But it’s the hint of cardamom and saffron along with its dreamily delicate texture that leave the most lasting impression.

  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 2
A decorative metal serving bowl filled with fried rice with leftovers and a bowl of jalapeño garlic vinegar on the side

Fried Rice With Leftovers

A superlative version of the classic clean-out-the-fridge stir-fry that reinvents leftovers. Beware the optional but addictive jalapeño garlic vinegar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A mini homemade chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, chunks of white meat chicken, and peas

Homemade Chicken Potpie

Like chicken pot pie gone to finishing school thanks to a couple simple yet significant flourishes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

Roasted Sweet Potato-Brussels Sprouts Hash

An unconventional jumble of roast vegetables, crisp bacon, maple cinnamon pecans, and a dreamy, creamy maple-Sriracha yogurt sauce with a runny egg as a final flourish. Um. Yum.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A vanilla angel food cake in Bundt form, with a slice on its side, all sprinkled with powdered sugar

Vanilla Angel Food Cake

All the delicate loveliness of classic angel food cake but made even better with the addition of pure vanilla and a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Two oval gratin dishes filled with braised endive gratin topped with bubbly browned cheese and breadcrumbs

Belgian Endive Gratin

If you’ve been limiting your endive game to crudité platters and cute appetizers, prepare to be astonished.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 2
A red Le Creuset pot filled with red wine onions, that have been slowly cooked together

Red Wine Onions

Meet your newest weeknight staple. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored caramelized red onions doused with red wine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Two ramekins filled with masala chai creme brûlée, one with it's top cracked open to reveal the creamy inside

Masala Chai Crème Brûlée

Your favorite tea turned sideways, making it a creamy dessert with a crackling, shattering caramelized sugar topping.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
A tray of mini jam tarts--orange, strawberry, blueberry--one being picked up by a child's hand

Mini Jam Tarts

Made for little hands and little mouths, these lovely little tarts are short pastry crusts that are baked and then dolloped with any kind of jam you’d like. Make sure the kids make these with you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan

Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Not only is this eggplant Parmesan gluten-free, it’s also one of the best you’ll ever taste and easiest you’ll ever make.

  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 2
A whisk with homemade mayonnaise on it

Homemade Mayonnaise

Millions have become adept at slathering mayo on all manner of food stuff. Yet few have attempted to make it at home. This foolproof recipe may change that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4