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Alice Medrich

  • Recipe

    Chocolate-Orange-Ricotta Trifles

    These individual layered desserts combine the flavors of tiramisu and cannoli: rich chocolate, sweet and creamy ricotta, tender coffee-soaked cake, pistachios, and candied orange peel. Leftover sponge cake can be…

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    Lemon Roulade with Strawberry-Mint Salsa

    This sweet and tangy cake is served with a summery topping that combines fresh, ripe strawberries with bright mint and a surprising ingredient: jícama, which adds a wonderful crunch.

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    Hot Milk Sponge Cake

    This versatile cake is a great base for other desserts, from a lemony roulade to chocolate-orange trifles to a decadent White Forest cake. It always comes out light and springy,…

  • How-To

    One Easy Sponge Cake, Three Different Desserts

    This versatile sponge cake can be used to make all sorts of desserts from simple trifles to ornate layer cakes and roulades.

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    Quick Candied Orange Zest

    While you can use store-bought candied orange peel in the Chocolate Orange-Ricotta Trifles, making your own candied zest is easy and quick, and—more important—has a fresher flavor. It is a…

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    White Forest Cake

    This impressive spin on a Black Forest cake uses sweet white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. The cake and cherries can be prepared ahead, but the white chocolate mousse has…

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    Chocolate Walnut Tweed Torte

    Loads of ground bittersweet chocolate and walnuts held together with meringue produce a moist, deceptively light cake with a speckled (tweedy) appearance and intense chocolate flavor—without flour or even egg…

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    Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Salted Peanut Crust

    Rich, sweet, smooth milk chocolate pudding in a crunchy crust with a touch of salt, topped with slightly tangy whipped cream and salted peanuts.

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    Stout Floats

    An ice cream float made with beer may not be a new idea to craft beer fans and brew pub regulars, but it’s too good not to go mainstream. And…

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    German Chocolate Cake

    German Chocolate Cake isn’t actually German. It’s named for Samuel German, the creator of a chocolate bar for Baker’s Chocolate Company that became the original cake recipe’s star ingredient back…