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These cookies are traditionally served on the Jewish holiday of Purim, although they make a great snack year round.
Key lime pie evolved after 1853, when a struggling inventor, Gail Borden, created condensed milk and somebody in the area made "custard," combining it with the lip-puckering limes, and putting it all into a pastry crust.
As lemons cure in a salty, spicy brine, their flesh softens and sweetens; after a month, they're ready to be finely chopped and added to everything from Moroccan tagines to vinaigrettes.
This dish is a lean cut of beef pounded thin, then spread with a layer of grated cheese, fresh herbs, bits of prosciutto, raisins, and pine nuts, then rolled, tied, seared, and simmered for hours in tomato sauce.
A luscious take on the bellini, the Rossini swaps in strawberries for the latter drink's white peaches, and prosecco for champagne. Serve this versatile cocktail in place of mimosas at brunch, as an aperitif, or with dessert.
The nutty flavor of poppy seeds is complemented by a generous hit of fresh lemon zest in this quintessential muffin recipe. Store oil-rich poppy seeds in the freezer or refrigerator to keep fresh.
Use the ripest, sweetest, smoothest mangos you can find, such as Champagne or Haitian varieties, to make this yogurt-enriched Indian fruit shake. The sweet-tart drink makes a fine breakfast smoothie, or cooling accompaniment to spicy meals.
Mostardabest served with meats, an assortment of boiled cuts, or cheeses that can take its sharpness.
Southern Vietnamese cooks often simmer catfish steaks with caramel sauce, and use the fish's head and tail in this refreshing soup brightened with tamarind and pineapple.
Order a curry in many Indian restaurants, and Major Grey's comes alongside it; in an English pub, a dollop might complement cheddar cheese. However it's served, this Anglo-Indian condiment is scrumptiously sweet and tangy.
If you mix plenty of pitted black cherries into what may be best described as a slightly thick crêpe batter, you will have the makings of clafoutis Limousin, a type of cake from rural southern central France that takes its name from clafir, a dialect word meaning "to fill."
Piquant Stilton replaces the more traditional cheddar in this bite-sized twist on the classic British dish.
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