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Easter

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Maple-Thyme Biscuits

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, chilled
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk, well shaken
  • Butter, for serving
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Easter Pizza Piena

Ingredients
  • Pizza Piena Dough
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 pounds fresh ricotta cheese
  • 7 ounces sweet Italian dry sausage, very finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound fresh unsalted mozzarella cheese, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
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Babka

Other Ideas:
Cakes, Dessert, Eastern European
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk, scalded
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 of a 2-ounce yeast cake
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Grated rind of 2 oranges
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
  • 8 to 9 cups sifted unbleached flour
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup muscat raisins
  • 1 cup golden raisins
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Diane's Greek Braided Easter Bread

Other Ideas:
Greek, Yeast breads
Ingredients
  • 2 active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mahlepi
  • 1/2 cup simmering water, plus 1 Tablespoon water
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for bowl and baking sheet
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, dyed red
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
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Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb

Other Ideas:
Greek, Leg of lamb, Main course
Ingredients
  • 2 legs of lamb (9 pounds each), bone in, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium head garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1 1/2 cups Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
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Trompe l'Oeil Easter-Egg Cakes

Other Ideas:
Berries, Cakes, Dessert, Stone fruit
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Grated zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored Butter Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Curd Lemon Curd
  • 7 cups assorted fruit, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, and cherries, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 24 mint leaves, for garnish
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Farro, Orange, and Pine-Nut Dressing

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 dried chile, crumbled
  • 2 cups farro
  • 3 1/2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought turkey or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 navel oranges, peel and pith removed, flesh cut into segments
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
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Garlic-Roasted Leg of Lamb

Time:2 hours 10 mins
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Rack of Lamb with Mint and Capers

Ingredients
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup salt-packed capers, rinsed well
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups fresh mint
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots (from 2 shallots)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 racks of lamb (about 3 pounds), frenched
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
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Sweet Dough

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