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Nancie McDermott

  • 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…

  • Recipe

    Sweet Potato Crème Brûlée

    Sweet potato adds subtle depth and gorgeous color to classic crème brûlée.

  • Recipe

    Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

    The candy-like bottom edge of the gingersnap crust makes a wonderful contrast to the creamy custard in this festive dessert.

  • Recipe

    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…

  • Recipe

    Sweet Potato Pound Cake

    This handsome cake tastes great freshly made, but the ginger flavor comes through even more strongly on the second day. Bonus: any leftover cake is delicious toasted for breakfast.

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