Dessert Recipes

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    November 4, 2014

    Camelot and a Recipe for Halloween Chocolate Brownies

    In this column, Katherine Knowles divulges recipes you can make in your tiny New York City kitchen. Check out more of her recipes in our archives. Skyping with my gorgeous godson Arthur back in London to catch up on the news: He was excited to have played in his first ever rugby match -- the firs ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Johnny Iuzzini's Sugar Rush Aims to Make You a Better Baker

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Thu ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Here's Where to Eat and Drink on a Day Trip to Philly

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. In less than the two hours it takes for Rocky the Musical to ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Why You Should Take a 40 Minute MTA Ride to Juniper in Hastings-on-Hudson

    Last week, I wrote about my experiences eating Adam Starowicz's food at North River (166 First Avenue, 212-228-1200), a modish East Village restaurant that takes its name from a Dutch colloquialism for the Hudson River. Dishes like thin, juicy pork chops over bok choy and crawfish sitting in crustac ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    First Look: Bar Bolonat

    On the northwestern edge of the West Village's Abingdon Square Park, Bar Bolonat (611 Hudson Street, 212-390-1545) glows from within its painted-black exterior, a welcome sight at the corner of Hudson and 12th Streets after three years of vacancy following the closing of Kobma Thai. Chef Einat Admon ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Six NYC Restaurant Versions of Treats You Loved as a Kid

    There was once a simpler time. A time when instead of finding satisfaction in a craft brew or the truffle supplement, you had Mondo and PB Maxx. And while those old school treats have been discontinued, nostalgia never dies, and even fancy chefs pay attention. Here are six restaurant versions of tr ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Telepan Pastry Chef Larissa Raphael Brings Fun, Seasonal Desserts to Telepan Local, Opening Today

    In a city that moves as quickly as New York, it's rare to find a chef and pastry chef team that's worked together as long as Larissa Raphael and Bill Telepan. The two met while working at Judson Grill, and, after spending a year apart, reunited to open Telepan (72 West 69th Street, 212-580-4300) in ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Leckerlee Founder Sandy Lee Wants To Share Her Gingerbread Obsession

    Some people go abroad and bring back a tattered Lonely Planet guidebook and a photo memory card full of bucolic, indecipherable landscapes. Sandy Lee brought back a business plan. The Leckerlee founder moved to Berlin in 2009 for a break from New York, and during her first year there, she fell in lo ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    OddFellows Rolls out New Sundaes; Gets Orgasmic

    OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (175 Kent Avenue, 347-599-0556) turns out innovative scoop after innovative scoop, but we've become particularly enamored of the seasonal special sundaes. This past summer, the shop offered a cornbread sundae with blueberries and bacon whipped cream. Now there's a pair of th ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    What's Happening: The Great CSA Smackdown, Last Day at Le Parker Meridien's Gingerbread Extravaganza Closes

    Thursday, January 3 Pie-Making Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen: Head to Williamsburg to learn how to make a mean pie from author and baker Millicent Souris. She'll teach you the secret to making perfect crusts and for $65 students will leave with a crust and a mini pie to bake at home. 616 Lorimer St. ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Chocolate Blizzard? Tis Just About the Season: Some Cold Weather Treats

    Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn from Popcorn, Indiana Blockbuster movies, cooking for the holidays, and snow sports signify winter months, but the coldest season of the year wouldn't be complete without festive goodies to sweeten your seasonal hobbies.

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    September 14, 2012

    How To Make Apple Strudel From The Russian Tea Room

    [See More Recipes: Grouper Santiagero From Havana Central | San Felipe Tacos From Rosa Mexicano | Chocolate-Rosewater Creme Brulee From the Baking Bean] Rosh Hashanah is coming up on Sunday and to celebrate, we have a Jewish holiday dessert from Chef Marc Taxiera off the Russian Tea Room's holiday ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    How To Make Chocolate-Rosewater Creme Brulee From the Baking Bean

    [See More Recipes: The Cocky Rooster: A Sriracha Beer | Spiced Crab Salad From Junoon] Clarice Lam is the owner of the Baking Bean, an online pastry business that delivers desserts to locations across NYC. She previously worked at Spice Market as a pastry assistant and later clinched the title of e ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2012

    Hillside: Just the Two of Us

    Vinegar Hill House gets a neighbor

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    June 19, 2012

    Sriracha Ice Cream Shake

    Lately we've been kind of obsessed with ice cream. Here's another one to add to your list: a Sriracha ice cream shake. It's called the "The Fiery Berry Crumble" and made with strawberry ice cream, Sriracha, and graham crackers. For those a little uneasy about the sriracha component -- rest assured ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Cocktail Recipe: Tiramisu Tippler from the World's Fastest Bartender

    Remember Sheldon Wiley, the world's fastest bartender who can't seem to stop breaking world records? Well he has provided us a recipe from his book. Introducing the Tiramisu Tippler. Tiramisu Tippler Ingredients: 1 ounce Patron XO 1 ounce Godiva Dark Liqueur 3 ounces chocolate pudding Cocoa powde ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Seven Pink Mother's Day Recipes

    This one is for those who want to show off their cooking skills to mom this weekend. We've gathered some of the best Mother's Day friendly recipes off the web for you -- all of them with a pink flair. Click on the title of the dish to go to the original recipe. Enjoy!

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    March 28, 2012

    Make Jemiko Solomnishvili's Buttermilk Pancakes with Bittersweet Chocolate

    A pizza parlor probably isn't the first place you'd pick for a weekend brunch spot, but the guys at the Upper East Side location of Numero 28 Pizzeria are going to try to convince you otherwise. Earlier this month, they started brunch service with their signature pizzas; a morning pie with mozzarell ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    François Payard's Chocolate Macarons for Macaron Day

    Happy Macaron Day! Maybe our interview with François Payard convinced you that macarons are way cooler than cupcakes. Maybe you just want a light, brightly colored pastry to get you through this Tuesday. Either way, you're in luck: François Payard Bakery is hosting a type of macaron treasure hunt. ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Make Bistro Truck's Moroccan Chicken Almond Pastilla

    If any country understands the appeal of combining sweet and savory , it's Morocco. They flavor their roasted meats with cinnamon and wash them down with sweet mint tea. A contender for Morocco's national dish, pastilla combines sweet and savory like none other. Traditionally made with squab, the he ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Our 10 Best New York City Restaurant Cookbooks

    Going out to dinner in New York City can be an expensive endeavor, with entrée prices clocking in at $30. But you can eat four-star food at a fraction of the price: Cook it yourself using the restaurant's cookbook. Now, cookbook love is like any other type of love -- wildly subjective. Yet some of ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    The 10 Best $10-and-Under Dishes of 2011

    The end of the year usually sees a lot of money being spent, whether on holiday gifts or new outfits or doling out bonuses to dutiful employees. So with 2012 just beginning, it's probably time to save some dough. While New York City might be expensive, you can still eat quite well for cheap. Below a ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Showdown: Testing Recipes From Three Cookie Books

    Lauren ShockeyLeft to right: The Cookiepedia, The Treats Truck Baking Book, Cookies at Home with The Culinary Institute of America​ Whether you like 'em chewy and studded with tiny milk chocolate morsels or crispy and stuffed with big bittersweet chunks, there's really no such thing as a bad c ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Battle of the Fancy Madison Avenue Chocolate Bars: Ladurée vs. La Maison du Chocolat (Plus Some Macaron Porn, Too)

    Lauren ShockeyCalling all chocoholics​If you're going to spend $10 on a chocolate bar, it had better be a damn good one. Or so you'd hope. But what do you do when the market becomes flooded with overpriced chocolate bars? How can you know how to best blow your weekly paycheck on cacao? Wel ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Make Le Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée, Like Chef-Owner Sebastien Chamaret

    photo by Michael TulipanLe Comptoir's French Toast Crème Brûlée​ Don't you love having dessert for breakfast? At Le Comptoir, in Williamsburg, chef-owner Sebastien Chamaret has been serving his French Toast Crème Brûlée since he opened the restaurant last year. He shares his recipe for t ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Make Jenny McCoy's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice Cream, from Craft

    Craft's Strawberry-Pistachio Clafoutis with Lavender Ice Cream​Make the most of your summer strawberries with this refreshing take on clafoutis that incorporates strawberries and pistachios instead of the traditional cherries, courtesy of Craft's pastry chef, Jenny McCoy. "Clafoutis is one o ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Our 10 Best NYC Restaurants For Pre-Theater Prix-Fixe

    Lauren ShockeyBright lights, big city. But where to eat?​The Village Voice's Obie Awards are on Monday, celebrating the best Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater. So what better time to take in a variety of shows and performances? Yet the Theater District can be confusing culinary wate ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Battle of the Valentine's Day Chocolates: Russell Stover vs. Whitman's Sampler

    Lauren ShockeyLife is like a box of (V-Day) chocolates?​It's almost time for Chocolate Day! We mean Valentine's Day! For this week's Battle of the Dishes, we're comparing heart-shaped boxes of chocolates--Russell Stover and its drugstore rival, Whitman's Sampler. Two classics which beg the ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Dorie and Josh Greenspan's CookieBar

    Rebecca MarxFrom left, strawberry-raspberry and pear-pineapple jammers.​ Along with pancakes and hot chocolate, the return of Dorie and Josh Greenspan's CookieBar is one of the few things that makes February bearable. This morning, the renowned cookbook author and her son debuted the second c ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Make Desserts NYC's Apple Tart in Cheddar Rosemary Biscuit Crust

    Apple Tart in Cheddar Rosemary Biscuit Crust​For the past five years, Mary Fitzgerald was a custom baker, making birthday and wedding cakes from a rented commercial kitchen in Long Island City, until earlier this year when she found herself a storefront on East Broadway and Rutgers Street. No ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    The Culinary Historians of New York Show the Big Apple What It's Biting

    Eighteenth-century fish, as portrayed by Luis Melendez.​Gourmands looking to bone up on their food history should check out the Culinary Historians of New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 with the aim of furthering people's knowledge about the historical and sociological signific ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Eric Ripert's Recipe for Goat Cheese Parfait from In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen

    photo by Nigel ParryEric Ripert's Goat Cheese Parfait​Is there anything better than cheese? Perhaps. But the list is surely a short one. In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen, released late last year by the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, features recipes and anecdotes from such chefs as Michel Richard ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Tully Lewis Talks About Opening Tully's, New York's Second Gluten-Free Bakery

    In Februrary, you'll be able to find these on East 11th Street.​In early February, Tully Lewis is planning to open Tully's, a gluten-free bakery located in a former Veneiro's production space on East 11th Street. The bakery will be the brick and mortar manifestation of Lewis' online and wholes ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: The Craft of Baking

    ​ From 2001 to 2008, Karen DeMasco was the pastry chef who conjured the desserts at Craft, Craftbar, and 'wichcraft, providing a blissfully lavish counterpoint to Tom Colicchio's studiously executed cooking. DeMasco's since moved on to Locanda Verde, where she's currently demolishing diets wi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: Everyday Harumi

    Tofu with spicy minced meat sauce (Japanese-style mabo dofu)​Mackerel cooked in miso​ Harumi Kurihara is Japan's most popular cookbook writer and food authority--she has books, a magazine, and shops where she sells her cookware and clothing lines. She's like Martha Stewart, Nigella Lawso ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    One Ring Zero Makes Ingredients Sing. Literally.

    ​Like any good chef, One Ring Zero partners well-honed technique with unconventional inspiration. The brainchild of Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, the band entered the cultural consciousness in 2004 with As Smart As We Are, an album featuring lyrics written by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ri ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Recipe--Make Jenifer Fournier's Peach Cylinders and Vanilla Creme Fraiche with Compressed Sangria Peaches

    This week, we bring you a recipe for Crunchy Peach Cylinders and Vanilla Creme Fraiche with Compressed Sangria Peaches by a Las Vegas chef. Why feature a Vegas chef, you might ask? Well, she's in town for Dessert Professional magazine's annual Ten Best Pastry Chefs in America awards, to be held at I ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Recipe--Make Julia Jaksic's Polenta Pound Cake with Summer Fruits

    If you didn't already sign up for Julia Jaksic's session at Whole Foods Bowery tonight, which is a part of its How I Cook At Home series of New York chef-led classes, here is a sneak peak of what you're missing. The Employees Only chef will be talking about polenta, and will let participants in on h ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Make Pierre Poulin's Rhubarb Dessert At Home

    As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for the Rhubarb dessert from the pastry chef at Le Cirque, Pierre Poulin. Cirque is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, and is offering its six-course tasting menu for $74 until the end of the month to commemorate the occas ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    80s Creme Brulee

    Gotham Bar and Grill (2 East 12th Street) is celebrating its 25th anniversary by reviving some of its classic dishes from the 80s and lowering the price of their $31 lunch prix fixe to $25 for the month of March. One of their classic dishes is a Maple Crème Bruleé from 1988, pictured above. The re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Floral Park: A Lesser Known Little India

    Vada Pav from Mumbai XpressThe neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, is located as far east as you can go and still be in New York City. The neighborhood cozies up against the Nassau County line, and is made up of wide, quiet streets lined with small brick houses with yards. It also happens to be hom ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Leftover Holiday Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding made with rosca de reyesAs I wrote on Tuesday, which was Three King's Day, otherwise known as the Epiphany, or the day that the three kings brought all those nice presents to baby Jesus, many cultures celebrate January 6th with a sweet bread that features a small baby Jesus doll lurkin ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Toasted Coconut Marshmallows: Easiest Gift Ever

    Pretty, and not a pain in the assEvery single year without fail, I convince myself that I want to make Christmas cookies. And every single year, I end up in the kitchen at 2am, covered in dough, cursing myself and Christmas in general.Last week, Hailey wrote about her adventures with candy cane sand ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Little Baby Jesus Cake

    The naughty Catholic schoolgirl in us loves the idea of eating something called Little Baby Jesus Cake, so we're sharing the recipe for the dessert, which could be great for celebrating Jesus's upcoming birthday. The cake is a specialty at Vesta Trattoria and Winebar, the newish Astoria Italian spot ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Fork in the Road at Hundred Acres and Forge (Plus Recipe)

    Get Forge's butterscotch pudding recipe.

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    July 23, 2008
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    September 19, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Masaharu Morimoto's Last Meal

    Short and not so sweet

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    May 30, 2006

    Chocolate Chocolate Chic

    Haute and Cold: An ice cream taste test

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