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Italian Meringue, toastable marshmallowy goodness

Italian meringue is easily my favorite meringue. It’s glossy and marshmallowy and incredibly versatile. Unlike basic French meringue, which involves simply whipping egg whites and sugar together and must later be cooked to be safe for eating (which is great in things like a pavlova), Italian meringue is cooked in the process of making it. …

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Peanut Butter Brittle with Chocolate, light & crisp

This peanut butter brittle is a delightful treat. It’s light and crisp, a bit like the inside of a Butterfinger. That lightness is the result of a dash of baking soda that introduces about a zillion air bubbles and transforms brittle into a delicate, crunchable candy. The peanut butter and absence of mix-ins make it …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with oat flour (gluten free)

This strawberry rhubarb crisp with oat flour might be the best version of the humble, rustic dessert I’ve ever eaten. And it happens to be gluten free and 100% whole grain. I’ve made plenty of versions of crisps and crumbles over the years. (Like this all rhubarb crumble with vanilla and orange zest, and this …

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Baked Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Marinated Feta

This baked sweet potato stuffed with marinated feta is perfectly balanced between hot and cold, sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, bright and mellow. It’s a spin on a stuffed baked potato. But this time it’s a sweet potato, and the filling takes a turn for the Mediterranean with salty olives and tangy feta and …

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Cashew Brittle, the best brittle ever

This cashew brittle is just the thing for when you want to make something that feels impressive but don’t want to spend more than 15 minutes making it. It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients (ok, you should really get some Maldon sea salt for this if you don’t have some already, but really any sea …

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Strawberry Pavlova with Mezcal and Lime

Pavlova, as a dessert, is about as close as a person can get to eating a cloud. Or at least the fluffy, airy, impossibly light idea of a cloud. The pavlova is named for the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, and is a traditional dessert in Australia and New Zealand. This strawberry pavlova is a frilly, foamy …

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