Royal icing goes on smooth and dries with a hard finish, so it's ideal for decorating. Spread this royal icing recipe over your favorite sugar cookies. If you're making a royal icing recipe for children, pregnant women, or anyone with compromised immune systems, use meringue powder, found in the baking aisle of most markets, instead of raw egg whites.
This sticky Italian specialty, also known as torrone, has a light lemony bite, a honeyed sweetness, and a marshmallow-like smoothness that's the perfect backdrop to the crunch of toasted almonds. Get the packaging how-to for the Lemony Almond Nougat.
Passion fruit puree simplifies the process of preparing this souffle, but the addition of fresh pulp just before serving adds a bright, crisp-crackly crunch unique to the seeds of this resplendent tropical fruit. Martha made this recipe on episode 509 of Martha Bakes.