Jessica Berndt, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jessica Berndt has tested.

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that transforms a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A slice of coconut lime macadamia cake on a yellow plate with a fork resting beside it

Coconut Lime Macadamia Cake

Inspired by the tropics, this simple single-layer cake is quick and easy yet lacks nothing in terms of satisfying richness.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 8
Two serving spoons in a large serving bowl filled with spaghetti with olives, broccoli, and feta

Spaghetti with Olives, Broccoli, and Feta

Eating healthy never tasted so satisfying as this jumble of salty, savory, and spicy that’s done in just 30 minutes. Rumor has it cold leftovers are just as magnificent as dinner the night before.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A white ramekin filled with a partially eaten double chocolate souffle and a spoon resting inside

Double Chocolate Soufflés

Individual dark chocolate soufflés that are gluten-free with a little grown-up sass in the form of a whiskey splash in the batter. Recipe courtesy of David Lebovitz.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 5
A chocolate cream pie, with a chocolate crumb crust and topped with whipped cream, on a blue background

Chocolate Cream Pie

An Oreo cookie crust is filled with a rich custard made from bittersweet and semisweet chocolate. Vanilla-infused whipped cream is crowned high on top.

  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 22