Dessert

Course: 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • ​1/2 cup peanut butter (check label, no corn syrup)
  • ​1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ​1/2 cup sugar
  • ​1/2 cup packed brown sugar or 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ​3/4 cup chopped peanuts

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies 

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Course: 

Cake

  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoons cider vinegar or white vinegar

Frosting

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake 

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Course: 

For the Donuts:

  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3  tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • zest of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the White Chocolate and Saffron Zabaione:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground

For the Wild Blackberry Jam:

  • 2 cups wild blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup red wine (Cabernet or Zinfandel would work best)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered pectin

 

    Chef Alon Shaya

    Chef Alon Shaya 

     

    Course: 
    • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 1½ cups sugar, divided
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 egg
    • Up to 2 tablespoons milk, as needed

    Additional tools: a glass with a pattern on the bottom for pressing the cookies

    Note: substitute 1/2 cup cocoa for 1/2 cup flour for chocolate sugar cookies

     

    Mom's Sugar Cookies

     Sugar cookies 

    chocolate sugar cookies

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