Lydia Brimage, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Lydia Brimage has tested.

A bowl of easy gazpacho with ice cubes floating in it on a silver plate with a spoon and a few crostini.

Easy Gazpacho

Perhaps the easiest gazpacho recipe ever, this Spanish classic will have you swearing off takeout all summer long.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
A slab of dulce de leche brownies with 5 brownies cut off

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Because fudge brownies just aren’t indulgent enough, we added an outrageously lovely swirl of caramel sauce. You’re welcome.

  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 6
A pitcher of Pimm's cup, with a half-filled glass and a vase of flowers on either side of it.

Pimm’s Cup for Wimbledon

A sprightly summer cocktail, this vibrant variant on a Pimm’s Cup is a wham bam grand slam of booze, orange, lemon, cucumber, mint, and lemon-lime soda.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 17
Two chicken gyros filled with chicken, red onion, romaine, tomato, and tzatziki with a bowl of tzatziki beside them.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 2
Nine slices of raspberry peach coffee cake with a bowl of raspberries nearby and some more raspberries scattered around the cake.

Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with sichuan chili oil, with chiles and pepper flakes surrounding it

Sichuan Chile Oil

A tongue-tingling chile oil with a haunting and earthy and floral taste thanks to the dance of dried chiles, Sichuan peppers, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
A cream cheese pound cake with a lemon glaze

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you would imagine in a pound cake. Buttery. Indulgent. Moist. Rich. And with a perfectly balanced and ever so slightly puckery lemon glaze.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 10
Two best gougeres on a cocktail napkin with a lipstick print on it and a glass of Champagne

Best Gougères

Essentially fancy-sounding blobs of pastry with grated cheese, these chichi French lovelies impress everyone yet barely take any effort.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Four handmade bowls of green-speckled creamy broccoli soup with feta

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Made with potatoes, broccoli, and vegetable stock, this is rich, velvety, and comforting as heck. And nary a drop of cream although you’d never guess that by tasting it. A light drizzle of tangy feta yogurt sauce makes it something sorta special.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Beef and Guinness Pie

Beef and Guinness Pie

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. It may even make us think corned beef on March 17th.

  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 36
A rack of six golden brown and puffy Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside and perfect through and through for soaking up those savory pan juices from a roast. Effortless and timeless Christmas elegance.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
Ten whole, plus one broken butter cookies on a piece of crumpled parchment paper

French Butter Cookies

Call them whatever you will. Breton butter cookies. French biscuits. Sables. We call them simply impossible to stop noshing.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0