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egg whites

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    Chocolate and Peppermint Macarons

    Put a fun holiday spin on these delicate French meringue sandwich cookies by rolling them in crushed peppermint candies. As with any macaron, they require a bit of work and…

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    Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Fluff

    A riff on the classic sweet-potato-and-marshmallow Thanksgiving side, this not-too-sweet pie has a light, billowy topping; together, they make a perfect bite. Torching the topping is optional but adds toasty…

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    Very Vanilla Layer Cake

    Simple, understated, and elegant, this deeply vanilla cake is moist, yet light and airy, thanks to the addition of beaten egg whites. Pair it with Very Vanilla Frosting or use…

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    Islas Flotantes

    In this tropical rendition of the classic French dessert île flottante (floating island), meringues are poached in a mixture of coconut milk and puréed fruit, instead of the traditional custard.

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    Pistachio Amaretti

    These cookies are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and a subtle shade of green all over. Pistachios are grown in Sicily, so it’s traditional for Sicilians to…

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    Ricciarelli

    These cookies from the almond-growing region of Siena date back to at least the 15th century. They’re melt-in-your-mouth tender, but with a nice chew. Their cracked, snowy-white tops make a…

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    General Tso's Chicken

    This version of General Tso’s Chicken resembles the original created by Peng Chang-Kuei in Taiwan. Strictly speaking it is not a traditional Hunan dish, but the technique and flavors are…

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    Blueberry Crostata with Lemon Ice Cream

    Lemon ice cream is a diva—it has to be the star of an á la mode duo—so we’ve paired it with a rustic blueberry crostata that’s not fussed up with…

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    Espresso-Chocolate Marble Chiffon Cake

    Use your choice of chocolate for the glaze—milk chocolate will contrast the coffee flavor and sweeten the cake, while dark chocolate will add a rich, pleasantly bitter edge.

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    Chocolate Stout Macaroons

    You might be surprised how well a dark, bitter beer like stout complements sweet coconut. Melted dark chocolate helps marry the contrasting flavors.