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Velvet Cocoa Cake with Instant Buttercream

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 jars (7.5 ounces each) marshmallow cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
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Beef and Asparagus Negimaki

Ingredients
  • Salt, for water
  • 24 thin stalks asparagus, or 12 thick stalks sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 bunch scallions, greens only
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Ice water, for bath
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Pork Loin with Pearl Onions and Apricots

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, tied at 1-inch intervals
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound pearl or cipollini onions, peeled
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 wide strip orange zest
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots (2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
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Quinoa with Asparagus and Preserved Lemon Dressing

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Cranberry and Vanilla Pavlova

Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3 1/3 cups (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Silky Braised Chicken with Wild Mushrooms and Pearl Onions

Ingredients
  • 1 chicken (3 1/2 pounds), cut into 8 pieces, skin on
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and slightly crushed
  • 40 sprigs fresh thyme, 3 to 4 bunches
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups Riesling wine
  • 1 1/2 cups Homemade Chicken Stock, or low-sodium canned chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces red pearl onions, peeled and halved (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 pound fresh wild mushrooms, such as chanterelle, cleaned, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup Madeira wine
  • 5 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 10 strips best-quality bacon
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Seared Scallops with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Puree

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Hass avocado, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Butter, cooled
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch-long pieces
  • 6 to 8 sea scallops
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup red or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 lovage leaves or celery leaves, torn
  • Fleur de sel
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Vanilla Port Bosc Pear

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Maple Layer Cake

Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups pure maple syrup, preferably grade A dark amber
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped (6 ounces) walnuts
  • Maple-Buttercream Frosting
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White Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

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