Larry Noak, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Larry Noak has tested.

Soft pretzels of assorted shapes and sizes on a wooden surface.

Soft Pretzels

Authentic German-style soft pretzels with dark and burnished crusts, yeasty and chewy centers, and, natch the irresistible crunch of coarse salt.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 39
Two girls sharing a chocolate cookie decorated with sprinkles.

Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes cookies are so amazing your instinct is to keep ’em all to yourself but you find yourself simply not being able to resist sharing them with loved ones. These are them.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.

Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that’s sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.

  • (2)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A loaf of English muffin bread with two slices cut from the end on a wooden board.

English Muffin Bread

Incomparably easier than traditional English muffins yet with all the requisite nooks and crannies that God—and the British—intended.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although that holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

  • (30)
  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 258
A paper bag filled with loaves of pane Francese.

Pane Francese

Looks like a baguette, tastes like a ciabatta. This northern Italian bread is crusty and chewy and all sorts of incredible.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 4
A white plate topped with classic madeleines.

French 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