Desserts by the Editors of Food & Wine

Desserts: Over 140 of Our Most Beloved Recipes by Editors of Food & Wine is a drool-inducing collection of sweet recipes just in time for the holidays.

Desserts that will shine at the holiday table include the Poached peaches with baked ricotta or an Apple cake with cranberries. Sweet treats include Soft apple-cider caramels or Dark chocolate bark with roasted almonds and seeds will delight a hostess or are perfect for stocking stuffing. The mix of elegant, modern and classic recipes is refreshing and something I love in a dessert cookbook.

Cookies, Dutch babies, tarts, cakes, cobblers, candies and ice cream are all cover and seem approachable for any level baker. This book is deserving of our attention – whether the Chocolate peanut butter Swiss rolls call to you or the Seaweed shortbread is more your thing.

Special thanks to Oxmoor House for sharing the Chocolate chunk cookie for one with us today and for providing three copies of this book to our members in the US in our giveaway below.


Chocolate chunk cookie for one
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Makes: 1
Time: Active 5 min; Total 25 min

Cookies always hit the spot, but you don’t have to bake an entire batch to get your sweet fix. Just make this single chewy-crisp one from F&W’s Justin Chapple in the toaster oven.

  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Maldon salt
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ Tbsp. dark chocolate chunks

Preheat a toaster oven to 350°. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter until just softened, about 10 seconds. Using a fork, blend in both sugars, the vanilla and a pinch of salt. Blend in the flour, then stir in the chocolate chunks. Scoop the batter onto a parchment paper-lined toaster tray; sprinkle with salt. Bake until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before eating.

Excerpted from Desserts by the Editors of FOOD & WINE. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • eileen2015  on  November 21, 2017

    Apple cranberry cake Love cranberries

  • elisabethferg9  on  November 21, 2017

    Lemon glazed citrus yogurt pound cake sounds sooo good!

  • matag  on  November 21, 2017

    Sticky toffee cake

  • VeryVigario  on  November 21, 2017

    Vanilla bean cake with salted caramel sauce [Valerie Gordon]- it looks delicious!

  • rchesser  on  November 21, 2017

    Pumpkin cheesecake tart with cranberry gelée.

  • kmn4  on  November 21, 2017

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • heyjude  on  November 21, 2017

    Apple Cake with a Toffee Crust

  • sdg8trgrl  on  November 21, 2017

    Mixed-berry Dutch baby

  • davisesq212  on  November 21, 2017

    Chocolate brownie cookies are what I would pick.

  • milgwimper  on  November 21, 2017

    Salted caramel pie

  • contest718  on  November 22, 2017

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake

  • Tibbi  on  November 22, 2017

    Krispy creme bread pudding with espresso cream

  • sarahawker  on  November 22, 2017

    Peach hand pies

  • lpatterson412  on  November 22, 2017

    Vanilla Bean cake with caramel sauce!

  • mcrimmins  on  November 22, 2017

    Caramel Cake

  • hibeez  on  November 22, 2017

    pumpkin layer cake.

  • lgroom  on  November 22, 2017

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake.

  • Megoola  on  November 22, 2017

    Apple cranberry cake

  • AnneOther  on  November 22, 2017

    At this time of year, the perfect recipe would be the pear-and-cranberry slab pie!

  • alemily  on  November 22, 2017

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • jr0717  on  November 22, 2017

    The Chocolate buttermilk snack cakes would definitely appease the child in all of the adults in my house!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  November 23, 2017

    Miso banana bread.

  • ktwalla  on  November 23, 2017

    Miso Caramel Sauce

  • smartie101  on  November 23, 2017

    Sticky Toffee Cake

  • LaurenE  on  November 24, 2017

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • amylou61  on  November 24, 2017

    I'd like to try the recipe for Triple-layer chocolate macaroon cake.

  • jezpurr  on  November 24, 2017

    I'd make this first:Butterscotch sticky buns !!!^_^

  • t.t  on  November 24, 2017

    Blueberry tart with an oat flour crust

  • AnnaZed  on  November 25, 2017

    Caramel layer cake [Lisa Donovan]

  • ravensfan  on  November 25, 2017

    Triple-layer chocolate macaroon cake

  • daniellespinato1  on  November 27, 2017

    Molasses-gingerbread cake with orange mascarpone cream

  • rivergait  on  November 27, 2017

    molasses-gingerbread cake…because I can cut off a single small piece easily.

  • sgump  on  November 27, 2017

    Oh, where to start? Perhaps with Melissa Weller's chocolate babka?

  • bfg67  on  November 28, 2017

    Chocolate brownie cookies

  • dbielick  on  November 28, 2017

    S'mores bars with marshmallow meringue

  • infotrop  on  November 28, 2017

    Lemon-cranberry pie bars (perfect for next Thanksgiving)

  • verorenee  on  November 28, 2017

    Chocolate, cinnamon and almond loaf cake

  • kitchenclimbers  on  November 29, 2017

    butterscotch sticky buns

  • skipeterson  on  November 30, 2017

    Raspberry-swirl sweet rolls

  • jluvs2bake  on  November 30, 2017

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake [Grace Parisi]

  • Littlebirdchoc  on  December 1, 2017

    A cookie for ONE?
    Now THAT is genius.

  • jc214a  on  December 2, 2017

    Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake.

  • lhudson  on  December 2, 2017

    Molasses-gingerbread cake with orange mascarpone cream

  • Larkspur  on  December 2, 2017

    Classic carrot cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting, yum!

  • mpdeb98  on  December 3, 2017

    Caramel layer cake

  • Uhmandanicole  on  December 5, 2017

    Almond cake with mixed berries

  • LeePicard  on  December 5, 2017

    How on earth to chose just one. I am a gal who LOVES coconut. I note recipes for coconut cake, coconut cream pie (which I have never made myself!) and macaroons. So as much as many scream to me to make them I think I'd have to be true to myself and go for the coconut cream pie. First. And then I'd move on!

  • sipa  on  December 7, 2017

    Triple layer chocolate macaroon cake

  • bibliophile02  on  December 7, 2017

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake

  • FireRunner2379  on  December 8, 2017

    I could go for the Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake or the Billionaire's shortbread!

  • Siegal  on  December 8, 2017

    I want to
    Make the four layer coconut cane

  • peglynn  on  December 8, 2017

    Caramel Layer Cake

  • Lafauvette  on  December 8, 2017

    citrus-yogurt cake

  • ccolodny  on  December 8, 2017

    Almond cake with mixed berries !

  • JaneRose  on  December 8, 2017

    It would be one of my favorite ways to eat carrots, in a cake. So the classic carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

  • HomespunHouse  on  December 8, 2017

    Peach hand pies

  • lauriesk  on  December 8, 2017

    The first recipe I would try is the Pumpkin Pie Bars.

  • Dmartin997  on  December 8, 2017

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake

  • RSW  on  December 8, 2017

    Four-layer coconut cake [Michelle Polzine

  • Julia  on  December 8, 2017

    Crumb cake with pear preserves.

  • nadiam1000  on  December 9, 2017

    miso banana bread – i love banana bread and this looks like a great twist

  • PeavineBlues  on  December 9, 2017

    Dutch Baby

  • AngelaLCooks  on  December 9, 2017

    Caramel layer cake

  • Laura1  on  December 9, 2017

    Chocolate brownie cookies

  • JJWong  on  December 10, 2017

    Lemon pudding cake sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try the chocolate chunk cookie for one – what a great idea when you just want a cookie and not a batch!

  • Dannausc  on  December 10, 2017

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • Katiefayhutson  on  December 11, 2017

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • tararr  on  December 12, 2017

    Salted Caramel Pie

  • Sfgordon  on  December 13, 2017

    miso banana bread sounds great!

  • tarae1204  on  December 16, 2017

    Lemon pudding cakes, a classic

  • BMeyer  on  December 16, 2017

    chocolate bark w. almonds and seeds

  • Karla123  on  December 18, 2017

    Dark chocolate bark with roasted almonds and seeds for an easy and delicious holiday treat.

  • bstewart  on  December 19, 2017

    Raspberry-swirl sweet rolls

  • kaliedra  on  December 23, 2017

    Butterscotch sticky rolls

  • orchidlady01  on  December 27, 2017

    I would make the Double-chocolate layer cake from Ina Garten.

  • KarenDel  on  December 27, 2017

    Vanilla bean cake with salted caramel sauce

  • jmay42066  on  December 27, 2017

    Chocolate brownie cookies

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