A fifth-generation New Orleans native, Sharon Richardson never imagined leaving Louisiana for Texas, but when Mother Nature strikes with a hurricane, plans change. After evacuating to Austin, with her life turned completely upside down, Sharon said she just did what she knew how to do: cook.Her business started with homemade
The San Antonio pastry chef breaks the banana-pudding mold with ube cheesecake, homemade versions of Pop-Tarts, and fruit galettes.
A Hico chocolatier reminisces on his youth with a not-too-sweet dessert featuring seasonal orange and lemon.
Sweet potato pie gets an upgrade with this crowd-pleasing dessert (and you get to use a torch!).
Preorder your favorite Turkey Day dessert and let these bakeries and pie joints take a slice out of your holiday stress.
Bakers are leaning into their dark sides to build spooktacular creations ahead of October 31.
Pop-culture and popsicle fans come from around the state, often dressed in character, to taste themed treats.
In Laredo, Chopchop offers a tasty Tejano take on the Thai dessert.
This light, fresh springtime dessert is sophisticated enough to impress any dinner-party guest, but it comes together with a foolproof four-step recipe.
Leonard Botello IV shares a longtime family recipe that’s become a staple at the Houston joint.
Alma’s Paleteria stands out for its emphasis on fresh, natural ingredients.
Baker Abby Love shares her recipe, which uses flour from Barton Springs Mill, in Dripping Springs.
We launch our new Texas Cookbooks series, which looks at new recipes as well as old favorites from around the state, by revisiting a 1987 gem packed with great finds.
From pastry chef Steven Cak, of Olive and June restaurant, in Austin.
Part of the attraction is the chance to win a replica of the infamous "Armadillo Cake," from Steel Magnolias.
Recipe from Cattle Kings Grill, Houston.
Don’t steer clear of the chocolate mousse iceberg from Dacapo’s on the Parkway in Houston.
Recipe from Lisa Biggerstaff, pastry chef, Dacapo’s on the Parkway, Houston.Mousse9 ounces semisweet chocolate 1 ounces butter, melted 1 pint whipping cream 3 medium eggs 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dark rum 1 tablespoon espresso or strong coffeeMelt chocolate in a double boiler. Melt butter in a pan. Set both aside and
Recipe from Eureka!, 4011 Villanova, Dallas2 egg whites Pinch of salt 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 pints fresh mixed strawberries and raspberries Sugar to taste Hazelnut or almond flavoringPreheat oven to 250 degrees. Whip egg whites and salt until stiff. Add sugar slowly, whipping until stiff peaks
From San Francisco Grill, El Paso
6 egg yolks 5/8 cup sugar 5 ounces Key lime juice Zest of two limes 32 ounces Rich’s Whip Topping (see below) 1 1/2 packets graham crackers, crushed 3 tablespoons crushed toasted walnuts 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 3 tablespoons sugar 7/8 stick butter, meltedHeat egg yolks, 5/8 cup sugar,
Piecrust1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 to 4 tablespoons cold waterIn mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Mix in shortening with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle water over mixture one tablespoon at a time, stirring with fork. Form dough into ball and
This three-milk cake from Cafe Central in El Paso is sweet and moist.
Cake1 1/3 cups flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 pound butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup milkPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Line bottom of 16- by 11-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Butter paper and sides of pan. Dust lightly with flour.Sift together
1 cup cooking oil 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples 1 cup chopped pecansPreheat over to 350 degrees. Combine oil and
A cake that gets to the heart of the batter from Austin’s Rather Sweet Bakery.
Recipe from restaurant owner Benjy Levit, Benjy’s, Houston.Coffee Maple Syrup1 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup whole coffee beans, any typePlace syrup and coffee beans in a small nonreactive saucepan and simmer over low heat for a few minutes, then let steep for a couple of hours. Remove beans. (May be
From Ann Clark, director of La Bonne Cuisine School in Austin.
Bread Pudding Soufflé With Whiskey Sauce1 cup sugar1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened5 eggs, beaten1 pint heavy creamDash of cinnamon1 tablespoon vanilla1/4 cup raisins12 slices fresh of stale French bread, each 1 inch thickSoufflé6 eggs, separated1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup confectioners’ sugarWhiskey Sauce1 cup sugar1 cup heavy cream1 cinnamon stick
Spicy cranberries, nuts and crumbled gingersnaps in corn-husk packets create plump dessert tamales.Tamales 3 3/4 cups cranberries, picked over 1 cup grand pecans 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups finely ground bread crumbs
3/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 1 cup finely chopped dates 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugarPreheat over to 375 degrees. Grease bottom of two 8-inch-square baking pans. Sift flour with salt
Crust1 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese 1 1/2 sticks chilled butter 2 tablespoons chilled shortening 1/4 cup ice waterIn medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix in cheese. Cut in butter and shortening with pastry blender until texture resembles coarse
1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 2 dried red chiles 1 cup pecan halves 1/4 cup molassesPreheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine water, sugar, and chiles in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add pecans and return to a boil. Lower hear and simmer 10 minutes.Drain pecans,
Recipe from Light Bites.
1 1/3 cups margarine 2 cups granulated sugar, sifted 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups sifted flour 7/8 cup instant cocoa mix 1 teaspoon each salt and baking powder 2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
Make use of leftover bread with this recipe from Jenni Messina, who owned Dallas’s Jennivine’s Restaurant and Culinary Center.
3/4 cup sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 pears, peeled, seeded, and quartered 2 packages gelatin powder, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water 9 ounces white chocolate 6 egg yolks 3 ounces dark rum 1 cup heavy cream 4 egg whites Pinch cream of tartarBring sugar, juice, and 1/4 cup
Chef Richard Kaplan whips rum and pears into a white-chocolate cloud.
From a small catering business in Amarillo to their present incarnation in Austin, where they’ve feted British royalty (Prince Charles) and Texas common folk, Gourmet Gals are all over the map. This simple cobbler has an appealing, almost puddinglike consistency. “With the trends in Southwestern cuisine, we’ve kind of overlooked
Preparation Time: 8 minutes1 pint each of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) Fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)Sprinkle cleaned berries with sugar and liqueur. Chill.From Quick Cuisine: Shellfish Intentions originally featured in Domain, July/August 1989
Recipe from Quick Cuisine: Shellfish Intentions.
Chocolate Génoise4 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup each of sugar and flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, meltedMix eggs and sugar 1 minute in bowl set in warm water. Whip on high until fluffy. Combine flour and cocoa; fold in. Fold in butter. Pour into
Finishing the hat.
Crust2 cups all-purpose flour 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tablepsoon cream 3 drops vanilla extractFilling9 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup heavy cream Juice and zest of 2 lemons and 2 limes Powdered sugarTo make crust, place flour on work block. Make
Mousse with Sponge CakeJuice of 1/2 lemon 3/4 to 1 cup white wine 4 egg yolks 1/8 cup sugar 8 pieces gelatin leaves (or 2 packages gelatin), dissolved in 2 to 4 tablespoons warm water 1 quart heavy cream, whipped 1 sponge cake (or enough ladyfingers to line a large
Vanilla Genoise and Berries6 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch salt 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup Grand Marnier Raspberry or currant jam Assorted fresh spring berriesBeat first four ingredients together with electric mixer on high until batter falls in ribbon
Jackson Hicks elevates the berry.