(David) Hasselback Challah French Toast

(David) Hasselback Challah French Toast

My book group meets on Sunday mornings and brunch is typically served, so when it’s my turn I’m always looking for something that can be made ahead and is, of course, worthy of the fine women who attend. With a small amount of effort this dish from our...
Cranberry-Orange Olive Oil Cake

Cranberry-Orange Olive Oil Cake

  Use this cake carefully as it will stop any show.  It will suck all attention out of the room and command the respect and admiration of all who behold it.  And it tastes good. Make no mistake though: it’s a project. I made it as part of a multi-course Christmas...
Lemon Shortcakes with Gingered Blueberries

Lemon Shortcakes with Gingered Blueberries

I had two worries as I made this recipe. First, that the crystallized ginger would be too harsh but it was absolutely perfect, adding a judicious bit of brightness and contrast to all the sweet lusciousness. Second, the shortcake dough was so flaky as I assembled that...