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Jill O'Connor

  • How-To

    How to Make Brown Butter

    Learn this simple technique, and put brown butter's complex flavor to delicious use in entrées and desserts.

  • Brown Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies
    Recipe

    Brown Butter-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

    Brown butter enhances the sweet pecan flavor of these delicately sandy-textured shortbread cookies. Make sure to refrigerate the brown butter until it is cold and firm before creaming it with…

  • brown butter bundt cake
    Recipe

    Brown Butter-Almond Cake with Brown Butter-Rum Glaze

    Almonds and brown butter are a match made in nutty, buttery heaven. Both the cake and the glaze feature the toasty flavors of brown butter.  If you prefer you can…

  • penne with gorgonzola and peas
    Recipe

    Penne with Brown Butter, Gorgonzola, and Sweet Peas

    Brown butter highlights the mild, nutty flavor of creamy Gorgonzola dolce, while sweet peas and arugula add bite and color to this handsome and delicious dish.

  • Trout a la Meuniere
    Recipe

    Trout a la Meunière

    In timeless New Orleans restaurants like Galatoire’s and Antoine’s, speckled sea trout from the Gulf Coast replaces the traditional sole in the classic French dish. You can sub fillets of…

  • Brown Butter
    Recipe

    Brown Butter

    Brown butter is a welcome addition to many dishes, from sweet to savory. You can use this basic method with more or less butter, depending on how much your recipe…

  • Buttery Brown Sugar Syrup
    Recipe

    Buttery Brown Sugar Syrup

    This easy 2-ingredient syrup beats store-bought anytime as an affordable alternative to maple syrup, whether you're serving it with pancakes, waffles, or French toast.

  • Brown-Butter Waffles
    Recipe

    Brown-Butter Overnight Waffles

    Brown butter and malted milk powder enhance the warm, rich, toasted flavors in these crisp yeast-raised waffles. Make most of the batter ahead, then cover and refrigerate overnight. The next…

  • Magazine

    Bake Now, Eat Later

    Just in time for the holiday crunch: four irresistible and completely make-ahead sweet endings for your Thanksgiving meal.

  • Recipe

    Maple-Walnut Tart

    For a delicious riff on pecan pie, look no further than this sweet, earthy tart. Toasting the nuts helps release their oils and intensify their flavor; it also helps keep…