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François Payard's Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies Recipe

Flourless ultra-chocolatey cookies for Passover
Apr 11, 2014 2:00 pm
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Put away the fruit platter. Okay fine, serve a fruit platter but don't let Passover's special holiday Kosher rules keep you from baking up a pile of these incredibly rich and fudgy chocolate walnut cookies from beloved NYC pâtissier François Payard. These flourless cookies will become an instant hit, so memorize the super-simple recipe. You'll need it again. 

Peruvian Caramel Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Delicious little cookies for your sweet tooth
Apr 7, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Francoise Villeneuve

Food writer and recipe developer Francoise Villeneuve has been researching Peruvian food for an upcoming story and threw us her own formula for alfajores, caramel sandwich cookies that pair perfectly with Peruvian coffee.

Salted Caramel Spread Recipe

This is one easy five-ingredient dessert enhancer
Mar 21, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Charlotte Lasceve

You're always going to need to know the basics, so you might as well master them. That's why we picked up From Scratch, a book of classic recipes for preserves, pickles, spreads, charcuterie and of course, sweets, by French bookbook authors Laurence and Gilles Laurendon. While the homemade yogurts look delicious, it's hard to pass up a jar of salted caramel you can keep in the fridge and spread on everything for a few weeks.

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Recipe

An easy recipe for homemade Nutella in 30 minutes
Feb 22, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Clare Barboza

There are many recipes for chocolate hazelnut spread out there, but I love this one for its simplicity: no melting chocolate, no heating milk, no straining or sifting. While it may seem like a doubtful choice in the quest to eat well in the mornings, this version is comparatively low in sugar and doesn’t contain any of the fillers and fluff common in some store-bought brands. The recipe, after the jump.

6 Sticky Caramel Desserts For The Dulce De Leche Fiend

Tons of sweet caramel, no apologies. Dessert time!
Feb 16, 2014 1:00 pm

When you're craving sweets to the extent you can't close your eyes lest visions of this sandwich dance in your head, it's time to give in with a gooey, sticky, caramel-heavy dessert. Thankfully we've got 6 of the most unapologetically decadent caramel dessert recipes under the sun (where is that sun, anyway?) so you don't have to settle for something featuring fruit instead of the good stuff.  

Food Republic Craft Chocolate Power Rankings

Key players in the growing craft chocolate market
Feb 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Welcome to the first edition of the Food Republic Chocolate Power Rankings. Like our coffee power rankings, this list was established by factoring in new product releases, innovation and general thought leadership in the world of chocolate in the United States. And we aren't even mentioning the V holiday at the end of the week. Because, as any true chocolate fan knows, chocolate is a year-round affair.

Weekend Project: Bake A Cake For A Friend, Friend Loves You Forever.

Plus, hey, we all survived the polar vortex thing!
Jan 11, 2014 3:30 pm

If you're among the tens of millions mildly affected by Polar Vortex Cthulu, do your loved ones (or roommates) a favor and bake a celebration cake. We've got 10 great recipes from caramel-covered caramel cake and Jack Daniels-infused cake and frosting to a light, moist French yogurt cake that just screams classy. You've got options. And then you've got cake.

Caramel Rice Pudding Recipe

Classic dessert dish, finished off French-style
Jan 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Jacqui Melville

Mmm, French finger food. A new cookbook by author Nathalie Benezet takes you through all your favorite classic French dishes in party-friendly, small format. Think mini niçoise salads and foie gras burger sliders. But let's start with dessert. Who's up for some caramel-spiked rice pudding? 

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