This week, we venture from the easiest chicken soup we’ve ever seen, all the way to what must be one of the most complicated cake recipes under the sun. And we can say we love both ends of the spectrum.
Red Star to Lone Star
Red Star to Lone Star gives us one more good reason to appreciate the melting pot that is this country. It’s her Winnie-the-Pooh Cake, named for the honey that is a main ingredient. It is strange, it is Russian, and it is beautiful.
The Runaway Spoon
Onions are one of the most prosaic ingredients in the pantry, so we give extra points to anyone who makes extraordinary food with them. This week, the points go to The Runaway Spoon and her Vidalia Onion Shortcake. She describes it as “a soft biscuit base with a creamy onion custard on top,” and we couldn’t say it better.
Admit it. When you see a recipe that begins with “Easiest Ever,” you always take a look. Well, so do we, and this week we were rewarded by Easiest Ever Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale, from Bev Cooks. And it’s not just easy, it’s good – how can it not be, when one of the ingredients is “13 million pounds of saltine crackers?”
No Recipes (which actually does have recipes) spoke to us with this old-school pudding technique we don’t see too often any more. For Berry Pudding, he lines a mold with stale bread, and then lets the juice from berries soften it into a sliceable, bright-red summer dessert.
When it comes to cheesecake, we’re usually purists, but we’re making an exception for this one.