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Tart Recipes, elegant and delicious desserts

If the world is divided into cake people and pie people, there’s a special subset of pie person that’s a tart person. The difference between pies and tarts is murky. Both are round with crust and some kind of sweet or savory filling. One can make generalities: pie pans have sloped sides and tend to …

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Cranberry Recipes, bright and puckery

Cranberries are an underrated fruit. They’re far too tart to eat fresh, but when they are combined with some sugar or a sweet fruit like bananas and clementines, that fierce sourness turns into something downright delightful. When cooking with fresh cranberries, it’s best to rinse them and sort through them to find any soft or …

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Clarified English Milk Punch, clear and cold

The words “milk punch” might be deceiving here. This isn’t a rich, creamy heavy drink like eggnog. Rather it’s a clarified milk punch, an English style of milk punch that David Wondrich, in his excellent book Punch, tells us dates back to 1711, in which you intentionally curdle the milk with citrus and through the strange …

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