Monthly Archives: July 2017

Small-Batch Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts

To hear my parents tell it, I’ve been obsessed with doughnuts since I was a little kid. Personally, I never realized quite how much I liked them until I moved to London and found that the last Dunkin Donuts in Britain had closed down a year before. Suddenly, with the knowledge that I now lacked […]

The “I’m A Successful Grown Up” Chocolate Truffle

Here is a beginner’s guide to throwing a successful dinner party and feeling more like an adult than you ever have since you turned eighteen. Step one: invite a maximum of five people, all of whom you like and all of whom know at least one person at the party who’s not you. Step two: […]

Rhubarb and Custard Tart

In my four years in London, I consumed exactly zero custard tarts. There were Bakewell tarts and natas and treacle tarts and Bea’s of Bloomsbury’s Townies — that’s brownie batter baked in a tart shell, for all the times when you’ve looked at a brownie and said, “This dessert needs a coat” — but never […]