Helena Pereira, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helena Pereira has tested.

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…

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 2
A piece of Portuguese tea flan on a white plate, drizzled with caramel sauce with the remaining flan in a bowl in the background.

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is infused with tea for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. The classic caramel topping gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
A mini homemade chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, chunks of white meat chicken, and peas

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

No ordinary chicken pot pie, this one seems to have gone to finishing school but without a lot of fuss. Just a couple of simple yet significant aspects done exceptionally well.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Two white plates topped with lemon basil pasta with lemon slices on the side and a gold fork resting on the side of each plate.

Lemon Basil Pasta

Fresh, bright, and creamy, this lemon basil pasta is a delight for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Lemon lovers unite!

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.

Chocolate Soufflé

If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed to reach lofty heights. A no-stress, high-stakes dessert. We show you how.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 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 for when you want something a little special and impressive. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored, caramelized red onions doused with red wine.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
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.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A small dish filled with one minute mayo on a white cloth with a knife lying beside it.

One Minute Mayonnaise

If velvety, perfectly emulsified, homemade mayo has always seemed like an impossible dream, then read on. Before you know it, you’ll be realizing you never again need to buy store-bought mayo.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 14
A ceramic bowl filled with za'atar cacio e pepe and topped with fresh marjoram leaves.

Za’atar Cacio e Pepe

It’s Ottolenghi. Enough said. (Well, okay, we have to say more. Like how everyone who’s tried this swears it’ll forevermore be their simple supper standby.)

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 2