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    Four-grain muffins

    Four-grain muffins

    Makes 12 muffins • ¾ cup whole wheat flour • ¾ cup yellow corn meal • ½ cup dark rye flour • 2 tsp. baking powder • ½ tsp. salt • ½ cup rolled oats • 1½ cups milk • 1 egg • ¼ cup vegetable oil • ¼ cup honey 1. Sift together the wheat flour, corn meal, rye flour,...

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    Corn and rye muffins

    Corn and rye muffins

    Makes 12 medium-sized muffins • 1 cup whole wheat flour • ¾ cup yellow corn meal • ¼ cup dark rye flour • 1 tsp. baking powder • ¾ tsp. baking soda • ½ tsp. salt • 1½ cups buttermilk • 1 egg • ¼ cup vegetable oil • ¼ cup honey 1. Sift together the dry ingredients....

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    Sweet finnish rusks

    Sweet finnish rusks

    Serve the rusks with coffee or tea. It makes about 24 to 30 rusks. • ½ cup soft butter • ⅔ cup sugar • grated rind of 1 orange • 2 eggs • 2½ cups white flour • 1½ tsp. baking powder 1. Cream the butter with the sugar and orange rind until it is fluffy, then beat in...

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    Butternut Squash Phyllo Strudel

    Butternut Squash Phyllo Strudel

    PREP: 1 hour BAKE: 15 minutes OVEN: 400°F MAKES 4 servings 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3⁄4 -inch pieces 2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 3⁄4 -inch pieces 1 cup coarsely chopped red onion 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1⁄2...

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    SOUR MANGO + JAGGERY CHUTNEY

    SOUR MANGO + JAGGERY CHUTNEY

    This chutney is a Gujarati favorite, made when the first mangoes of the season arrive. I asked my 83-year-old grandmother to show me how to make it. “I don’t remember how to,” she said, but amazingly, her hands rhythmically chopped the mango and stirred in the...

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    Smoothie on the Beach

    Smoothie on the Beach

    PREP: 10 minutes | COOK: 0 minutes | YIELD: 3 x 10-oz servings I developed this smoothie when preparing for a trip to Mexico. It made me feel like I was already on vacation, sipping something delicious while relaxing on the beach. It makes a healthy breakfast or a...

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    Pate Brise with Whole Wheat Flour

    Pate Brise with Whole Wheat Flour

    When I want to include more whole grains in my meal, I will often make a savory or dessert pie with this crust with wonderful results. This version produces a flaky crust with a nutty flavor. MAKES ONE 9- TO 10-INCH CRUST 1в…“ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or в…” cup...

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    Pate Brise (Sweet Pie Crust)

    Pate Brise (Sweet Pie Crust)

    The egg yolk in pate sucre gives the crust a cookie-like texture, making it ideal for fillings that are moist and delicate. A crust baked like this is completely cooked and is used when the filling for the pie does not have to be baked. MAKES ONE 9- TO 10-INCH CRUST...

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    Pate Brise (Savory or Sweet Crust)

    Pate Brise (Savory or Sweet Crust)

    This is an all-purpose, flaky crust great for savory pies and sweet dessert tarts. After much experimentation I have found that it is best to roll the dough right after mixing it; the traditional method of chilling the dough beforehand makes it unnecessarily hard to...

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